World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

More than 5% of the global population lives with hearing loss.

This year The World Health Organisation (WHO) will focus on the importance and means of hearing loss prevention through safe listening, with the following key messages:

– It is possible to have good hearing across the life course through ear and hearing care​

– Many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented, including hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds​

– ‘Safe listening’ can mitigate the risk of hearing loss associated with recreational sound exposure​

– WHO calls upon governments, industry partners and civil society to raise awareness for and implement evidence-based standards that promote safe listening.

  • BIHIMA is pleased to support the efforts of WHO and all withing the hearing loss industry to tackle the rising threat of hearing loss and raise awareness of the life changing technologies available.


World Hearing Day 2022 theme: To hear for life, listen with care!


WHO issues new international standard for safe listening in venues

To mark World Hearing Day the WHO has release a new standard to tackle rising threat to hearing loss.

Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds.

Ahead of World Hearing Day 2022, under the theme To hear for life, listen with care! WHO has issued a new international standard for safe listening at venues and events. The standard applies to places and activities where amplified music is played.

Read more here.

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