Tag: World Hearing Day



Survey Shows ‘Noise Sensitivity’ Impacts Daily Life

The culprit sound may be surprising: nearly two-thirds of the UK adults surveyed said the sounds of children - whether they are playing or crying - were the sounds they are most sensitive to hearing. This was true for the majority of respondents whether they were hearing the sounds from inside or outside.

New Hear-it Report Documents Extraordinary Costs of Hearing Loss in EU

According to a new study by Bridget Shield and Mark Atherton on behalf of the non-profit organization Hear-it, around 22.6 million people in the EU live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss. The report estimates that untreated, disabling hearing loss in the EU costs 185 billion Euros (US$211 billion) each year—25 billion Euros more than the EU budget for 2018. The costs are related to lower quality of life and higher unemployment among people with a disabling hearing loss.

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Reps. Thompson and McKinley Reintroduce Congressional World Hearing Day Resolution

The resolution, H.Res. 147, highlights the critical role hearing ability plays in personal health, relationships, professional success, education, and safety. The resolution also discusses the important role of professional intervention and evaluation through licensed hearing care providers—hearing aid specialists, audiologists, and otolaryngologists, who can recommend and assist with rehabilitation options, which may include medical intervention or the use of assistive hearing technologies like hearing aids.

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Celebrate World Hearing Day on Saturday, March 3!

World Hearing Day is held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) decides the theme and develops a brochure on the topic based on the best available evidence as well as advocacy materials such as posters, banners, infographics and presentations, among others. These materials are shared with partners in government and civil society around the world as well as WHO colleagues across the Organization.

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Special Video Created for World Hearing Day, March 3

March 3 was World Hearing Day, an initiative led by the World Health Organization to raise awareness about the impact of hearing loss. MED-EL, a provider of hearing implant systems, is supporting World Hearing Day with the launch of a new video, “Through the Ears of a Child,” which highlights the advantages of treating childhood hearing loss at an early age.

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