Hearing care for all! Celebrating WHD 2021
Happy World Hearing Day 2021!
World Hearing Day is an annual global advocacy event and the largest awareness campaign that calls for action to address hearing loss and related issues. 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.
This year also marks the first year where WHO launches its first ever World Report on Hearing, a report that draw attention to the needs of all people living with or at risk of hearing loss and ear diseases. Globally, nearly 450 million people live with disabling hearing loss. Find the World Report on Hearing here.
A 24-hour ‘hear-a-thon’ will be organized over social media to facilitate sharing of all subnational, national and regional events. Check out the hear-a-thon here!
Make sure to take care of and check your hearing!
Read more about WHD-21 here and here!