Happy 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.
-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.