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Spread the word about World Hearing Day

3rd March 2017 will be ‘World Hearing Day'

We are supporting and raising awareness of ‘Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment’, with this years aim in mind, to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss and cost effectiveness of interventions to address it.

The annual event was started at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing, China in 2007, the day aims to raise awareness and knowledge, whilst promoting ear and hearing care across the world, now celebrating its 10th year running!

Unaddressed hearing loss poses a high cost for the economy globally and has a significant impact on the lives of those who are affected. Interventions to address hearing loss are available and are cost-effective, therefore should be acknowledged.  

World Hearing Day 2017 highlights actions which can be undertaken by decision-makers to address hearing loss on a global scale. 

 

 

Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment

The cost effective interventions to address hearing loss include; prevention, screening for early identification, rehabilitation through hearing devices, captioning and sign language education are among the strategies which can mitigate hearing loss and its consequences. 
 

World Hearing Day 2016

The theme for World Hearing Day 2016 (last year) was ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’ This drew attention to the fact that the majority of causes which lead to hearing loss in children can again, actually be prevented through public health measures if understood.

 
Do you plan to get a new hearing aid in 2017? Find out more about your hearing loss, and the best hearing device for you, to prevent further damage.
 
In our ever changing world, a new style of music video has been created specifically for deaf people:

Birmingham man makes videos to sign pop lyrics for deaf people

Online videos feature man signing pop music lyrics for those who have never heard them.

www.bbc.co.uk


If you have any questions about your hearing and would like our professional advice, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

- Nathan Gluck -

Hearing Care Specialists

Spread the word about World Hearing Day