Did you know that every March 3rd the World Hearing Day is celebrated? The date was established by the World Health Organization’s Office (WHO) for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness. The celebration’s goal is to share information and promote actions to prevent hearing loss and improve its care.
To better understand the dimension of this scenario, we brought some data from the WHO’s last report for World Hearing Day 2021. Let’s check it out?
Although not every hearing disability is reversible or can be avoided, there are some very valuable tips so you can take care of your health in the best way possible. Sharing this information is vital to help fight desinformation regarding the topic, which is also one of the causes of hearing loss in the world. Check out here some recommendations to take care of your hearing:
As we mentioned earlier, not all people can avoid hearing loss, and need to adapt to life with a hearing disability. There are many accessibility resources that help deaf people in their daily lives, such as the use of Sign Languages, having interpreters present during meetings and cultural events, and lip reading. On top of that, nowadays they can count on different assistive technologies, such as subtitles in videos, and automatic Sign Language translators for the web!
These tools contribute to building the deaf culture, which is extremely rich, but not very known or valued. We’ve talked about some curiosities of this community on the blog before, it is worth the read.
Did you already know about these tips? Just like it is vital to have information for us to be able to take good care of our hearing, we also need to think about how to include people with hearing disabilities. However we do this, on this World Hearing Day, we should pay attention to the signs our bodies give us, and take good care of it!