The International Ear Care Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year the theme for the International Ear Care Day was Ear Care Can Avoid Hearing Loss. To mark this day, WHO undertook a global campaign focused on healthy ear care practices at all ages. Member States and WHO collaborating centres were involved in the commemoration of the 2014 International Ear Care Day. Click here to read more about the international Ear Care Day.
WHO network of collaborating centres for prevention of deafness and hearing loss. Read more about the newly formed WHO network of collaborating centres, its members and activities.
In 2012, WHO prepared new estimates on the magnitude of disabling hearing loss. These reveal that 360 million persons accross the world live with disabling hearing loss. Read more about the global estimates on deafness and hearing loss