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World Hearing Day is observed every year on March 3 to raise awareness about the importance of caring for hearing and getting a regular hearing screening. Sonora Hearing Care offers a wide range of hearing services, including hearing tests and screenings.

When and What Is World Hearing Day?

World Hearing Day is an annual campaign overseen by the World Health Organization (WHO), which first celebrated this event in 2007. It is observed on March 3 every year. The goal of World Hearing Day is to encourage and empower people all over the world to take the proper steps toward caring for their hearing and reducing the risk of hearing loss and other debilitating hearing conditions.

History of World Hearing Day

When it was established in 2007, World Hearing Day was known as International Ear Care Day. Its name was changed to World Hearing Day in 2016.

Since then, the WHO’s Office for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness has collaborated with audiologists, hearing care providers, and governments around the world to educate people about hearing care and hearing loss and about the reasons to get regular hearing screenings.

World Hearing Day has a different theme every year. In 2023, its theme is “Ear and hearing care for all!”

Key Messages for World Hearing Day

According to the WHO, World Hearing Day in 2023 highlights the importance of integrating ear and hearing care with primary care as an “essential component of universal health coverage.”

Key messages for World Hearing Day 2023 are:

  • Ear and hearing problems are among the most common health conditions across all communities.
  • More than 60% of hearing problems can be identified and addressed at the primary level of care.
  • Integrating hearing care into primary care can be made possible through training and capacity building at the primary care level.
  • The integration of hearing care and primary care can benefit people from all walks of life and help countries move toward achieving universal health coverage.

The Importance of Hearing Screenings

Regular hearing screenings are essential to helping people maintain their hearing health. Audiologists who perform hearing screenings can detect signs of ear disease and hearing loss early on and work with patients to address their problems right away.

Other benefits of a regular hearing screening include:

  • Ear health maintenance, such as professional ear cleaning and ear wax removal.
  • Reduced risk of hearing loss and related problems, such as social isolation and dementia.
  • Custom fitting of hearing aids and other hearing devices.
  • Hearing loss prevention, with the help of hearing protection devices like earplugs and earmuffs.
  • Access to the latest hearing loss treatments, including cochlear implants and bluetooth hearing aids.
  • Convenient appointments, as hearing screenings are quick, painless, and non-invasive.
  • Improved quality of life, including improved relationships with loved ones.

The audiologists at Sonora Hearing Care are devoted to working with you to protect your hearing and reduce your risk for hearing loss. Contact us today at (520) 881-8740 to request an appointment and learn more about our many available hearing services.