The theme of the World Hearing Day 2021 is “Hearing care for all! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate.”
World Hearing Day 2021 marks the launch of the WHO World Report on Hearing, presenting a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases at all stages of life.
World Hearing Day is held each year by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The objectives of the day are to share information and promote action towards the prevention of hearing loss and improved hearing care.
The key messages of World Hearing Day 2021 are:
- 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 noises, good ear care practices and immunisation.
- Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care is sought.
- People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly.
- People with hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider.
- 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 all stages of life.
- 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.
Find more information about World Hearing Day here.