World Hearing Day is an annual global advocacy event for raising awareness regarding hearing loss and promoting ear and hearing care and calling for action to address hearing loss and related issues. Each year, this event is celebrated on 3 March, covering a specific theme on which the World Health Organization and its partners carry out activities based on this theme

This site is in support of World Hearing Day.  On this site, you can register World Hearing Day event with the World Health Organization and report on your activities after March 3rd, 2022. In addition, you will find information on the events and educational materials for World Hearing Day, including a repository of translated materials.

  • Home page – you are here
  • Register your event with the World Health Organization. Event registration is now closed.It is anticipated in November.
  • After registrations begin, we will have real-time Infographics about locations and plans
  • Report on your Activities – this page will be activated after March 14th
  • User Registration and Login – help us remember you to facilitate reporting your outcomes and make next year easier
  • News – current activities and commentary.
  • Educational materials – 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 includes terms which may be hidden in resource files

World Hearing Day 2023 – Ear and hearing care for all!

Let’s make it a reality

World Hearing Day 2023 will highlight the importance of integrating ear and hearing care within primary care, as an essential component of universal health coverage.

Key messages

  • Ear and hearing problems are among the most common problems encountered in the community. 
  • Over 60% of these can be identified and addressed at the primary level of care.
  • Integration of ear and hearing care into primary care services is possible through training and capacity building at this level.
  • Such integration will benefit people and help countries move towards the goal of universal health coverage.

On this day, WHO will launch a new training manual – Primary ear and hearing care training manual for health workers and general practitioners. The manual will be accompanied with trainer’s handbook and other community resources.

With this theme, the communication objectives are to:

  • Draw attention of decision-makers in governments and civil society groups towards the WHO’s recommendations regarding integration of ear and hearing care into PHC.
  • Encourage governments to integrate primary ear and hearing care into training programmes for health care providers at primary level.
  • Call attention of primary level health care providers (health workers and physicians) towards the needs of people with hearing loss and ear disease.
  • Inform people about the importance of ear and hearing care and encourage them to seek services.

Click here for WHO’s event page. You can click on the dropdown list on their page (upper right corner) to see this in all of the official WHO languages.