Hearing care for ALL!
Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate
The World Hearing Day 3 March 2021 and the World Report on Hearing present a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course.
The key messages of World Hearing Day 2021 target:
- The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable.
- Timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course.
- Investing in cost effective interventions will benefit people with hearing loss and bring financial gains to the society.
- Integrate person-centered ear and hearing care within national health plans for universal health coverage.
- Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life.
- Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be avoided through preventative actions such as: protection against loud sounds; good ear care practices and immunization.
- Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care sought.
- People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly.
- People having hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider.
WHO hope that the World Hearing Day 2021 will be a massive call to action. All sectors can demonstrate their leadership by making this year’s event the largest one the country has ever seen.
Further Information: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hearing-day/2021
Also check out the WHO World Hearing Day resources including posters, graphic and a communication toolkit all available for download.