Wednesday, 3 March 2021
For policy makers:
The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable.
Timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course.
Investing in cost-effective interventions will benefit people with hearing loss and bring financial gains to society.
Governments must act to integrate person-centred ear and hearing care within national health plans for universal health coverage.
For the general public:
Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life.
Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be avoided through preventative actions such as: protection against loud sounds; good ear care practices and immunization.
Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care sought.
People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly.
People having hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider.
What is Liam's alternative? we all follow him and his lemmings over the nearest awareness cliff edge? C'mon Charlie scraping the barrel now... You support 32 hearing loss charities on your blog, don't you? Ooops.... (At least try to look neutral).