This site in support of World Hearing Day. We intend to focus both on the events and educational materials associated with the day as well as general global hearing health concerns. While providing links to the official WHO site, we can provide resources – including translations – which the official sanctioned site cannot.
The site structure is quite simple.
- Home page – you are here
- News – current activities and commentary
- Links – curated links to other sites with World Hearing Day resources or events, also links to some major hearing loss resources
- Files – files to help you implement a world hearing day project – or just to advertise the global event
- Contact – send us a quick note for advice
- Search – At the to right of each page, you will find a search box that looks at the whole site. This include terms which may be hidden in resource files
For the general public:
- 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.
For policy makers:
- 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.
- Governments must act to integrate person-centred ear and hearing care within national health plans for universal health coverage.