01 March 2022

3rd of March is World Hearing Day

To hear for life, listen with care!
3rd of March is World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is held on the 3rd of March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

The theme of the WHO “World Hearing Day 2022” is "To hear for life, listen with care!"

On World Hearing Day 2022, the WHO will focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing throughout life.

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Key Messages

The key messages of “World Hearing Day 2022” are:

  • It is possible to have good hearing throughout life 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 of and implement evidence-based standards that promote safe listening

Target Groups

The target groups for “World Hearing Day” are:

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


The “World Hearing Day” will mark the launch of:

  • A global standard for safe listening entertainment venues
  • A safe listening handbook
  • A media toolkit for journalists.

Several events around the world will be held on the occasion of “World Hearing Day”.

The first event was held in 2007. Before 2016, World Hearing Day was known as International Ear Care Day.

For more information about World Hearing Day see https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hearing-day/2022 and https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hearing-day

Sources: www.who.int and www.wikipedia.org

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