Celebrating World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day marks the launch of the

World Report on Hearing

 

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Report on Hearing includes important data regarding rates of hearing loss worldwide, and provides powerful evidence for the need to make Hearing Care for All a global health priority.

 

We are celebrating the launch of the World Report on Hearing in a virtual event, co-hosted by Hon. Andrew Little (Minister for Health) and Hon. Carmel Sepuloni (Minister for Disability Issues).

 

We look forward to sharing the highlights of this important report, and what they mean for New Zealand. Stay tuned for live updates on our social channels.

 

Key Messages highlighted in the World Report on Hearing are:

 

  • Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life.

 

  • Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be avoided through preventative actions such as: protection against loud sounds; good ear care practices and immunization.

 

  • Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care sought.

 

  • People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly.

 

  • People having hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider.

 
Findings from W.H.O’s World Report on Hearing.

Check out the World Health Organization’s World Report on Hearing, their Executive Summary of the report and an overview of the global impact caused by current rates of hearing loss highlighted in their infographic below.

Join the global Hearathon
 

There’s going to be a worldwide Hearathon on

World Hearing Day and you’re invited!

 

Now is the time to show how much you love your ears and care about hearing!
 
This World Hearing Day, 3rd March at 2pm: We’re asking you to raise awareness for better access to hearing health care for every New Zealander.

 

The Hearathon is an initiative, created by WHO, to galvanize support across the globe for the importance of Hearing Care for All. We have created a virtual reality filter that you can use to join the Hearathon. Simply share a picture of yourself wearing our Hearing Care for All Filter on World Hearing Day.

 

How to Participate:

On Instagram

1.  Find the ‘Hearing Care for All’ effect on stories.

2. Take a photo or video of yourself with a variety of incredibly lovable ears!

3. Share it on the 3rd of March with your friends on social media, to raise awareness for the urgent need for Hearing Care for All.

On Facebook

  1. Using the Facebook app on your phone click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/fbcameraeffects/tryit/387779325878041/

  2. Take a photo or video of yourself with a variety of incredibly lovable ears!

  3. Share it on the 3rd of March with your friends on social media, to raise awareness for the urgent need for Hearing Care for All.

 

When sharing your video or photo on social media, please use the following hashtags:

 

#Hearathon2021 #worldhearingday #hearingcare

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