World Hearing Day 2021 on 3rd March will see the first World Report on Hearing launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

With the report, WHO is looking to create action among national governments, international NGOs and development agencies, as well as all stakeholders in the field of hearing care.

Please find below important information regarding the launch of the report and the World Hearing Day 2021:

  1. Pre-launch webinar on 3 February 2021: ‘Countdown to World Hearing Day (WHD) and launch of the World Report on Hearing (WRH)’. WHO organised two webinars with the aim to share its final launch plans and materials. You can watch the Pre-launch webinar here.
  2. WHO hearing care Facebook page: Join the WHO hosted Facebook group, that will facilitate planning and conduct of WHD 2021 and WRH launch activities. In addition, it provides a platform to promote ear and hearing care to audiences worldwide.
  3. Launch of the World Report on Hearing #Hearathon2021: the global launch of the report will include a social media #Hearathon where all stakeholders are invited to participate. Click here to learn more about the #Hearathon.
  4. Advocacy and awareness materials: The following materials are available through WHO website:
    Communications Toolkit
    World Report on Hearing FAQ
    Template for developing a country infographic
    Awareness flyers on: discharging ears, ear care and tips for hearing aid users (in 6 UN languages and many more)
    – Branding materials including bags, T-shirts, FB frames and covers, website banners
    – Embargoed materials (Infographics-global and regional, WRH summary, policy brief) are available upon request and after registration of event
  5. Social media #hashtags: Please use the following hashtags in all promotional events:
    Note: #hearingcare should preferably be used in all activities related to launch of the Report, when sharing these over Facebook and Twitter.
  6. Registration: If you have not already done so, please Register your World Hearing Day / World Report on Hearing event.

Source: ENT and Audiology News and WHO