World Hearing Day – Making a Sound Investment

Screen Shot 2017-03-03 at 12.06.30 PMHappy World Hearing Day!

This year’s theme, “Action for Hearing Loss: Make a Sound Investment” raises awareness to the economic impact of hearing loss on individuals and economies. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, unaddressed hearing loss can amount to $750 billion annually for the global economy.

Interventions to address hearing issues are available, cost effective and can help prevent barriers to education and social integration, loss of productivity, and cognitive decline and depression.

Interventions include:

Prevention
-Protecting against loud sounds
-Identifying and treating ear infections

Screening for early identification
-This includes newborns, school children, and adults above 50 years

Rehabilitation through hearing devices

Captioning and sign language education

Click here to learn more about World Hearing Day and the strategies you can use to detect and prevent hearing loss.

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