Health Days 2022

World Hearing Day

Overview: 
The World Hearing Day is an annual global event that takes place on the 3rd of March every year. It aims to raise awareness of hearing loss, promote ear and hearing care, and call for action to address hearing loss, and other relevant problems. Hearing loss has often been called an invisible disability, not only because of a lack of visible symptoms, but also because it has long been stigmatized in local communities, in addition to going ignored by policy makers.
It is noted that the World Hearing Day 2022 with the theme «To hear for life, listen with care» will focus on the importance and means of hearing loss prevention through safe listening.

Key Messages:
  • ​It is possible to have good hearing across the life course through ear and hearing care.
  • Many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented, including hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds.
  • ‘Safe listening’ can mitigate the risk of hearing loss associated with recreational sound exposure.
  • Raising community awareness and implementing evidence-based standards promote safe listening.
Facts:
  • ​Hearing Loss poses an annual cost of $ 15 Billion for the health system costs and productivity lost.
  • It is more common than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
  • Unaddressed hearing loss is the third largest cause of living with a disability for years globally.
  • It affects people of all ages, as well as families and economies.
  • Currently, more than 1.5 billion people suffer some degree of hearing loss, the number that could grow to 2.5 billion by 2050.
  • One billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss due to listening to music at high volumes over long periods of time.
  • The World Report on Hearing indicates that many causes of hearing loss can be prevented through evidence-based and effective public health measures.
Official Date:
Globally: March 3rd, 2022
Locally:  Rajab 30th, 1443H.

Theme: 
«To hear for life, listen with care» 
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