World Hearing Day, 3 March 2021
World Hearing Day, Wednesday the 3rd of March, was established in 2007 to raise awareness for the prevention of hearing impairment and to promote hearing testing and care.
Some informative facts relating to World Hearing Day:
- Approximately 466million people around the world suffer from hearing loss or hearing impairment
- Unaddressed hearing impairment can cost the global economy up to $750 billion international dollars
- Thirty-Four million children suffer from hearing loss. Read more about Childhood hearing loss, COVID-19 implication and Early Intervention
- The leading cause of hearing loss among children is Chronic ear infections
- Did you know, that 5 in 10 young people listen to their music or other audio too loudly
- Nearly one in three people over the age of 65 suffer from hearing loss. Read more on Hearing Assessments in the Elderly Population
- Occupational noise and ototoxic medications can cause hearing loss or impairment. Read more about: Ototoxic medications in modern medicine
- Sixty percent of childhood hearing loss can be prevented by public health methods. Read more about Hearing Checkups and how they should be taken seriously.
Universal Declaration of Communication Rights
Communication is a basic human right. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, communication difficulties and disorders are not recognised as a disability. That’s why eMoyo urges you to sign the Universal Declaration of Communication Rights. By signing the pledge, you help bring attention to persons with communication disorders (like hearing loss) and the professional care that can help them. As an audiometric device manufacturer, eMoyo is a proud supporter of World Hearing Day as well as its overall theme: Hearing Care for All.
Sign the Universal Declaration of Communication Rights:
You can also find out How to give back with the KUDUwave by supporting initiatives like the Hearing the Call (Entheos, USA) and Hear to Aid (Zimbabwe).