The World Health Organisation March 3 World Hearing Day 2017 theme is “Action for Hearing Loss: Make a Sound Investment”.
This theme has been endorsed by the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) and The National Foundation for the Deaf here in New Zealand will be applying it in our packs to MP’s and Hearing Matters Magazine which will be distributed in Hearing Week too.
Here are two promotion tools you can use to help promote Hearing Week in your community.
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3 March is the World Hearing Day with the theme Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment
The materials for the day are available on the WHO webpage http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/world-hearing-day/2017/en/ in English, French and Spanish. Translations in Arabic, Chinese and Russian will be uploaded shortly. Please feel free to use the materials and share them widely.
I am also attaching reporting templates in English, French and Spanish. You are welcome to use these and send us reports and pictures after the event, for inclusion in the WHO report on World Hearing Day, if you like.
The web-versions and print-ready versions will also be available for download from the Dropbox World Hearing Day 2017
I also invite you to join our social media campaign on WHO Facebook, google account and Twitter using the hashtag #WorldHearingDay
3 March is the World Hearing Day
IFHOH President Dr. Ruth Warick and the IFHOH Board invite you to mark World Hearing Day on March 3 using the 2017 theme of Action for Hearing Loss; Make a Sound Investment. Any number of activities can be engaged in, from advocacy for service delivery as appropriate with your Government through to hearing screening at a school or hospital, a public event to raise awareness, an art contest or a release to the media. Please take photos and report about your event by email to [email protected].
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have released advocacy materials including a theme poster, infographics and banners which can be accessed at:
Working collaboratively we can ensure that World Hearing Day is a successful awareness raising day and we look forward to seeing your activity reports emailed to us so we can share them through our Journal.
Dr. Louise Sinden-Carroll QSO
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)