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World Report on Hearing

07 March, 2021 Ann Porter

Globally over 430 million people experience disabling hearing loss, a number that could grow to nearly 700 million by 2050. When unaddressed, hearing loss poses a significant challenge for all age groups, hindering language development, communication, cognition, and limiting access to education, employment and social interactions. The vast majority of those with disabling hearing loss live in low- and middle-income countries where policies, human resources, infrastructure and awareness required to address hearing loss are commonly lacking. Many causes that lead to hearing loss can be prevented. The WHO estimates that 60% of hearing loss among children is due to preventable...

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Launch of the World Report on Hearing

03 March, 2021 Ann Porter

The World Report on Hearing WRH) has been developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution WHA70.13), adopted in 2017 as a means of providing guidance for Member States to integrate ear and hearing care into their national health plans. Based on the best available evidence, this report presents epidemiological and financial data on hearing loss; outlines available cost-effective solutions and sets the way forward through ‘Integrated people-centered ear and hearing care’ IPC-EHC). The report proposes a set of key H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions that must be delivered through a strengthened health system to realize the vision of IPC-EHC.  The WRH...

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We need art work from kids for WHD

19 February, 2021 Ann Porter

On World Hearing Day 3 March 2021-  the World Health Organisation will launch the first World Report on Hearing and Aussie Deaf Kids is joining in the Hearathon2021 to promote the messages in the report. The idea is that activities and events around the world will create a continual stream of activity over the 24-hour period of World Hearing Day 2021. Families are the key to the success and well-being of children with hearing loss. We need piles of art work from kids about their families to include in a slideshow we are launching on our Facebook page as part of...

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Countdown to World Hearing Day 2021

15 February, 2021 Ann Porter

World Hearing Day 2021 will mark the launch of the first-ever World Report on Hearing. Help us create a wave a tsunami  of social media around the world promoting the World Report on Hearing and help children who are deaf or hard of hearing to receive the services and support they need to lead a full and productive life. We have a campaign to promote World Hearing Day and the launch of the World Report on Hearing which we will be posting on our website, Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join the campaign! Message from Ann...

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