We are supporting World Hearing Day, which will be held on 3rd March 2018. The aim of World Hearing Day is to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year’s theme is:
Hear the Future
This year’s focus will be on:
- Rising prevalence of hearing loss globally
- Importance of appropriate preventative actions to stem the rise
- Need to ensure access to rehabilitation services and communication for people with hearing loss
Hear the Future is vital: in the last five years hearing loss has risen from the 10th to the 4th largest global disability burden.
World Hearing Day Events
If you are holding an event or activity to mark World Hearing Day, do share photographs on social media with the hash tag #worldhearingday. You can also register your event on the World Hearing Day website, where you can also download posters and other marketing material.