Ear and Now: Celebrating World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness about hearing loss, promoting ear and hearing care, and calling for action to address hearing loss and related issues. The day coincides with Hearing Awareness Week in Australia, which runs from March 1 to March 7 every year. 

It is important to be aware of the signs of hearing loss, including frequently needing to ask others to repeat themselves, not being able to hear properly on the telephone and not feeling comfortable in noisy situations such as restaurants. 

Many causes of hearing loss can be prevented, such as, common ear diseases, ear infections, vaccine-preventable illnesses, and exposure to noise and chemicals. 

There are several solutions which can ensure that people with hearing loss have the opportunity to fulfil their potential including, medical and surgical management, hearing aids, cochlear implants, rehabilitative therapy, sign language and captioning. 

Our Monash Audiology team supports World Hearing Day (March 3) and Hearing Awareness Week (1-7 March).  

If you would like a diagnostic audiology assessment at Monash Health you can contact:  

World Health Organization posters: 

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