World Hearing Day activities for March 3
Dear IALP members,
The World Hearing Day is held every year on March 3 to raise awareness about the prevention of deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care worldwide. Each year, WHO decides on the theme and develops a brochure on the topic based on the best available evidence, as well as advocacy materials such as posters, banners, infographics and presentations, to name a few. The theme for 2021 activities is “Hearing Care for All: Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate.” But this year there is a very special event: celebrating the launch of the World Report on Hearing, a comprehensive report on the state of hearing care in the world. This report was prepared over several years in the context of the new WHO Resolution on the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss. It is well worth reading and contains a number of new findings in the field of ear and hearing care, including a new classification of hearing disorders. This will change the prevalence of hearing loss and hopefully increase the sensitivity to this hidden and underestimated disease.
To mark the occasion, the Audiology Committee of the IALP is holding a webinar on the World Hearing Day 2021 as part of related activities of the WHO and the World Hearing Forum. We have also made available other webinars from the Union of European Phoniatricians (UEP), the German Society of Audiology (DGA), the German Society of Phoniatrists and Pediatricians (DGPP), and the European Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS), which you can attend using the same Zoom access.
International Association for Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP): 14:00-15:15 (Central European Time (CET)).
(2) Union of European Phoniatricians (UEP): 3:30-4:45 pm CET
(3) German Society of Audiology (DGA): 5:00-6:15 pm CET
(4) German Society of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology (DGPP), European Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS), University Hospital Münster, Germany: 6:30-8:00 pm CET
All webinars can be attended via the same Zoom link, so those interested could attend multiple or all events.
– The link to the announced WHO webinars:
Meeting ID: 640 1467 4630
ID code: 454843
– The link to the WHO social media campaign on the Facebook page called “Hearathon”:
– The Facebook group “The World Hearing Forum Changemakers,” which is also part of the social media campaign: https://www.facebook.com/
– The interactive world map on which all events of the WHO for this occasion can be found: https://www.who.int/campaigns/