World Hearing Day: March 3rd. “Check your hearing.”Posted on by
There is no cure for hearing loss! Damaged inner ear cells do not grow back. Protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise such as concerts and sporting events. Use earplugs or noise-cancelling earmuffs to protect your ears. If you already have hearing loss, take steps to keep it from getting worse. Get your hearing checked.
CDC supports the World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day, an annual event held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
During World Hearing Day 2019, WHO will draw attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. Checking one’s hearing would be the first step towards addressing the issue.
The theme for the World Hearing Day 2019 is “Check your hearing.” With the theme “Check your hearing”, World Hearing Day 2019 will draw attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. Checking one’s hearing would be the first step towards addressing the issue.
Did You Know?
According to the World Health Organization …
360 million people live with disabling hearing loss
More than 1 billion young people (12-35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to recreational exposure to loud sounds
750 billion is the overall cost of unaddressing hearing loss globally
At CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, we know that healthy hearing habits start early — and that parents may not be aware of the risks of spending too much time around loud noises, especially for young children.
We are taking this opportunity to highlight our shared responsibility as public health professionals to educate parents about noise-induced hearing loss — and we’re asking everyone to join us in our efforts to share key messages like these:
- 48 million people in the United States have trouble hearing with one (or both) of their ears
- Over time, being around too much loud noise can make your child lose their hearing — and once it’s gone, they can’t get it back
- There’s a lot you can do to protect your child’s hearing, like keeping them away from loud noises and having them wear ear protection when they’re around loud noises.
To make it convenient, we’ve put together some fact sheets. We hope you’ll find them helpful and that you’ll join us in our goal to empower parents to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in children. Together, we can help prevent hearing loss!
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