A WHO spokesman said: “This year’s event will draw attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realise they are missing out on certain sounds and words. Checking one’s hearing would be the first step towards addressing the issue.”
The key messages for this event include:
On World Hearing Day, WHO will also launch a free app – called HearWHO – that allows people to check their hearing. The HearWHO app will be used to raise awareness about the importance of hearing, encourage people to check their hearing regularly and to practice safe listening.
If you’re holding an event to mark World Hearing Day, you can register it on the WHO website at www.who.int/deafness/world-hearing-day/2019/en