Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality

March 3rd is World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is held on March 3rd each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) decides the theme and develops evidence-based advocacy.

The WHO estimates that public health measures can prevent 50% of hearing loss. Some prevention strategies target individual lifestyle choices such as exposure to loud sounds and music or wearing protective equipment such as earplugs. This can be assisted by implementing audio standards for personal audio systems and devices.

Further reductions in hearing loss can be gained through screening and early interventions in childhood, including the application of assistive technologies or surgical options. Screenings can also prevent the use of harmful pharmaceuticals in high-risk cases.

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.

  • 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.
  • Such integration will benefit people and help countries move towards the goal of universal health coverage.

The World Health Organization founded World Hearing Day to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care throughout the world.

You are invited…

In the spirit of World Hearing Day, I would like to invite my readers to our clinic to have a complimentary hearing assessment.  This is a great way to establish a baseline and know how you hear.  If you do have a hearing loss, we have several hearing aids from various manufacturers that you can try to have an experience with amplification.  If you already have hearing aids, perhaps it is time you had them serviced and adjusted again.

In all cases, I would be happy to see you and have a great conversation with you.  Click here to book an appointment.

Happy World Hearing Day!

Edmond Author