Prevention of blindness and deafness

International Ear Care Day: 3 March 2014

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 focussed on healthy ear care practices at all ages. Member States and WHO collaborating centres were involved in commemoration of the 2014 International Ear Care Day. Click here to read activity report.

A number of activities were carried out on this day, which includes:

  • Press briefing
  • Hearing screening at WHO headquarters
  • Launch of the “Multi-Country Assessment of National Capacity to Provide Hearing Care” report
  • Internet campaign
  • Country offices, collaborating centres and Member States:
  • Media coverage

Click here for detailed activity report of International Ear Care Day 2014.

Materials developed for this day are available at:

Poster in:

Banner in:

Ear care flyer