The theme for World Hearing Day is “Ear and hearing care for all”.
We focus on ensuring access to ear and hearing care services to all who need it, as an essential health service.
Call to action for governments, industry partners, and civil society!
- Ear and hearing problems are among the most common health issues encountered in the community.
- Over 60% of these can be identified and addressed at the primary level of care.
- Integration of ear and hearing care into primary care services is possible through training and capacity building.
- Integration will benefit people and help countries move towards the goal of universal health coverage.
There are 4 million Australians living with hearing loss.
And this figure is predicted to increase to almost 9 million by 2050 as the population ages.
World Hearing Day in Australia is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss, and to promote better ear protection and health across the world. Hearing loss costs the Australian economy more than $15 billion a year. Then there’s the personal cost that we can’t put a dollar figure on.
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