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.

Please note. Event registration was kept open for one week after the event. The ability to report the details of your event will open on Monday feb 14th. We will copy over some of the details of your event when it was anticipated, but will be asking for new details about what actually happened. This will include a new approximately 100 word description and the ability to upload 3 photos.

  • Home page – you are here
  • Event registration is now closed. register your event with the World Health Organization
  • 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 include terms which may be hidden in resource files

WHO general description of the campaign:

For updates on activities and new resources please click the “News” tab

Map represents the 411 regional registered events.  In additions, there are approximately 40 global events (website, membership). 

 

To hear for life, listen with care!

On World Hearing Day 2022, WHO will focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course. In 2021, WHO launched the World report on hearing that highlighted the increasing number of people living with and at risk of hearing loss. It highlighted noise control as one of the seven key H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions and stressed the importance of mitigating exposure to loud sounds.

The World Hearing Day 2022 with the theme “To hear for life, listen with care” will focus on the importance and means of hearing loss prevention through safe listening, with the following key messages:

  • It is possible to have good hearing across the life course through ear and hearing care​
  • Many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented, including hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds​
  • ‘Safe listening’ can mitigate the risk of hearing loss associated with recreational sound exposure​
  • WHO calls upon governments, industry partners and civil society to raise awareness for and implement evidence-based standards that promote safe listening

Target groups:

  • Decision makers
  • Venue managers, and owners of entertainment venues
  • General public especially young adults

The World Hearing Day will mark the launch of the:

  • Global standard for safe listening entertainment venues​,
  • mSafeListening handbook​, and
  • Media toolkit for journalists.