Celebrating World Hearing Day
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World Report on Hearing

WHO launches global study on hearing.

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A global call for hearing care for all.

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World Hearing Day marked 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 celebrated the launch of the World Report on Hearing with a virtual event, co-hosted by Hon. Andrew Little (Minister for Health) and Hon. Carmel Sepuloni (Minister for Disability Issues).


Scroll down the page to find the full World Report on Hearing, the executive summary, and key messages.


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.

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The global Hearathon
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Thanks to everyone in our community who took part

in the global Hearathon on World Hearing Day!


This March 2021 we all got together to show how much we love our ears and care about hearing!

The Hearathon is an initiative, created by WHO, to galvanize support across the globe for the importance of Hearing Care for All.

On World Hearing Day, 3rd March at 2pm: Our community raised awareness for better access to hearing health care for every New Zealander. #HearingCareForAll


We created a virtual reality filter that people could use to join the Hearathon. People shared incredible pictures of themselves wearing our Hearing Care for All Filter on World Hearing Day.

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