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Preparing for World Hearing Loss Day

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:13:56 AM Australia/Melbourne

Preparing for World Hearing Loss DayIt’s a growing problem. It’s not just those venturing into their older ages. Hearing loss is impacting those of younger and younger ages, in every demographic that you could possibly imagine. In order to combat this epidemic, many organizations around the world are doing something. This ranges from conferences where experts share their points of view and innovative findings, to online resources where you can have any question possible, answered at the drop of a hat.

 

Here at Hearlink, we know that each of our valued customers and patients operates and communicates in different ways. It’s part of what makes you so special. So, we want to offer as many platforms as possible, where you can share your ideas and concerns about hearing loss. Today, we wanted to give you a heads up about a particularly important one – World Hearing Day.

 

World Hearing Day takes place on March 3. Its purpose is to raise awareness en masse on hearing loss. Its aim is to prevent deafness and hearing loss on a grand scale over time, as well as share the stories of those impacted. Past themes have run the gamut. This past year, the theme was “Action for Hearing Loss: Make a Sound Investment”. The specific focus was on how hearing loss has impacted economies around the world.

 

Each year is a little bit different, part of what makes it so special. A theme is chosen, speakers are selected, and travels from all over the world join together. We’re not just talking about those impacted. We’re talking about doctors, experts, those interested in learning more, family and friends.

 

Another special part of World Hearing Loss Day is the legacy that it leaves. Based on the theme, the organization behind World Hearing Loss Day, based in Geneva, puts together a brochure. It’s pretty comprehensive. It includes all sorts of advocacy materials like banners, infographics, all of the presentations of the day, banners and more. It also does a really good job about including every piece of evidence presented during the course of the year’s World Hearing Loss Day.

 

The legacy that we refer to speaks to how these materials are shared after the fact. Partners in different government branches receive this information. Civil society members around the world receive this information.

 

And now it’s almost time to celebrate and learn again. This year’s theme is “Hear the Future” and is guaranteed to be informative and entertaining. It’s going to focus on strategies to prevent the growing increase of hearing loss, as well as share steps to ensure easy access to the services that different communities need. If you or someone you know has any interest in attending this year’s World Hearing Day, we recommend that you send an email to whopbd@who.int.

 

Questions? Comments? Give the Hearlink team a shout. We’d love to hear from you and start your 2018 off right.

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Hearlink Admin