On 3 March, the WHO’s ‘International ear care day’ focuses on the theme ‘Ear care can avoid hearing loss’. On this day, as a partner organisation, CBM aims to raise awareness about hearing loss and outline the possibilities for prevention through appropriate ear care.
Ear care can avoid hearing loss
Global burden and main causes of hearing loss
CBM’s understanding of how ear care can avoid hearing loss
Why March 3rd?
The choice of the date 3 March is due to the shape of the numbers in 3.3, being representative of the two ears.
In April 2007, the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Deaf Children (CRRCDC), China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and WHO jointly hosted the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing. A key outcome of this conference was the “Beijing Declaration”, among its key recommendations was the establishment of “International Ear Care Day”. International Ear Care Day aimed to further promote global actions on hearing care and minimise the occurrence of hearing impairment.