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Today is World Hearing Day!

The focus this year is: Changing mindsets: let's make ear and hearing care a reality for all!


World Hearing Day 2024 aims to tackle the obstacles posed by societal misconceptions through education and awareness initiatives targeting both the general public and healthcare professionals.


Key Points:

  • Globally, more than 80% of ear and hearing care needs remain unmet.

  • The annual global cost of unaddressed hearing loss amounts to nearly US$1 trillion.

  • Deep-seated societal misconceptions significantly hinder efforts to prevent and address hearing loss.

  • Changing attitudes towards ear and hearing care is essential for enhancing accessibility and reducing the economic burden of unaddressed hearing loss.


Objectives for World Hearing Day 2024:

  • Combat common misconceptions towards ear and hearing issues within communities and healthcare circles.

  • Disseminate accurate, evidence-based information to challenge public perceptions of hearing loss.

  • Urge countries and civil society to confront misconceptions and discriminatory attitudes towards hearing loss, thereby promoting equitable access to ear and hearing care.


Learn more at WorldHearingDay.org!

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