National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Dispelling Myths to Make Healthy Hearing a Reality: Disseminating information

Primary site: AMR – United States of America
Additional site(s): Brazil and Canada

Two NIOSH Science blogs dedicated to World Hearing Day: “Changing Mindsets on Hearing Disorders Associated with Work Hazards” at https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2024/02/27/world-hearing-day-2024/ and “Dispelling Myths to Make Healthy Hearing a Reality” at https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2024/02/29/world-hearing-day-2024-myths/
Online Wikimedia Campaign: making information about hearing freely available to everyone to celebrate World Hearing Day 2024. Improved Wikipedia content related to hearing, hearing health services, hearing testing, preventive and treatment interventions. Participants also translated articles from the English Wikipedia into other languages. These were viewed 1.33M times by the end of April 2024.

Live event: No
Screening: No
Traditional media: No
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: Yes
Participation of policymakers: No
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes


Blog addressing myths related to workplace noise


Report of Social Media engagement on WHD24


Online platform to invite participation


Results on articles edited during Wiki4WHD2024

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