The World Health Organisation announced that World Hearing Day 2021on March 3rd will mark the launch of the World Report on Hearing, presenting a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course.
The theme of the World Hearing Day 2021 is:
Hearing care for ALL!
Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate
The World Hearing Day 2021 and the World Report on Hearing will present a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course.
The key messages of the World Hearing Day 2021 will target:
The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable.
Timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course.
Investing in cost-effective interventions will benefit people with hearing loss and bring financial gains to the society.
Integrate person-centred ear and hearing care within national health plans for universal health coverage.
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.
Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care sought
People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly
People having hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider
The World Health Organisation is hoping that the World Hearing Day 2021 will be a massive global call to action.