Prevention of blindness and deafness

3 March 2016: World Hearing Day

Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!

The theme for World Hearing Day 2016 was ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’ This drew attention to the fact that the majority of causes which lead to hearing loss in children can be prevented through public health measures. Further, those who have hearing loss can benefit greatly from early identification and suitable, timely interventions. The Day was marked with activities and events at WHO offices and around the world. Many countries, nongovernmental organizations, ear and hearing care professionals and civil society organizations joined World Hearing Day.

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