March 3 is World Hearing Day

Sarah Kate Fisher, Au.D., ABAC Doctor of Audiology, Alabama Hearing Associates

March 3, 2021

March 3rd is “World Hearing Day,” organized by the World Health Organization to raise awareness for the importance of healthy hearing. This year’s theme is “Hearing Care for ALL! – Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate.” Whatever keeps you busy, whether it’s visiting your grandkids, keeping up with housework, or playing sports with friends, it’s easy to lose track of time and put something off—including seeking treatment for your hearing loss.

Hearing Care for ALL! – Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate.

  • Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life
  • Hearing loss & related ear diseases can be avoided through preventative actions such as protecting against loud sounds and good ear care practices
  • Hearing loss & related ear diseases can be addressed when identified in a timely manner and appropriate care is sought
  • People at risk of hearing loss should have their hearing checked regularly
  • People with hearing loss & related ear diseases should seek care from a healthcare provider

Hearing Aid Project

You may already know, but one of the primary goals of the Hearing Charities of America is the Hearing Aid Project! Our non-profit provides hearing aids for people who are unable to afford hearing help through other avenues. My favorite part about the Hearing Aid Project is the fact that we take into account recent events (such as COVID-19) on the applications. We want to normalize the conversation about hearing loss, and we need your help to do so! Make sure you encourage the people that you love to regularly have their hearing checked. The data suggests that it takes the average person 7-10 years to set up their first appointment for a hearing assessment. Click here if you’d like to learn more about the Hearing Aid Project or if you have hearing aids that you would like to donate to help someone in need.

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