World Hearing Day, an observance designated by the World Health Organization, aims to promote ear and hearing care around the world. It is celebrated annually on March 3. The 2024 World Hearing Day theme is Changing Mindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all!
ASHA and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) have long been champions for hearing health. Key areas of public education include the importance of hearing protection to help prevent hearing loss, as well as the value of timely, effective intervention. The resources below cover a variety of topics related to ear and hearing care.
Help promote World Hearing Day! Share the following resources with consumers, allied professionals, and other audiences via your website, blog, social media accounts, or newsletter. You do not need to obtain permission to use these resources (unless otherwise noted).
WHO Promotional Resources (Note: if you modify these resources in any way, you must remove WHO’s logo.)
World Hearing Day Article Template for ASHA Members [DOCX] (Note: this may be customized without permission.)
ASHA OTC Hearing Aid Toolkit
ASHA’s OTC Hearing Aid Toolkit contains resources—such as FAQs, checklists, presentations, and more—for audiologists to use with patients, pharmacists, and primary care physicians.
HLAA OTC Hearing Aid Tip Sheet
HLAA’s webpage contains advice for consumers who are considering purchasing an OTC hearing aid.