Ear and hearing care for all!
World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decides the theme and develops evidence-based advocacy materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, banners, infographics and presentations, among others. At its headquarters in Geneva, WHO organises an annual World Hearing Day event.
The theme of the World Hearing Day this year is "Ear and hearing care for all! Let's make it a reality."
World Hearing Day 2023 will highlight the importance of integrating ear and hearing care within primary care, as an essential component of universal health coverage
• Ear and hearing problems are among the most common problems 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 at this level.
• Such integration will benefit people and help countries move towards the goal of universal health coverage.
This year, WHO launched a Primary ear and hearing care training manual. The manual will be accompanied with trainer's handbook and other community resources.