World Hearing Day 2020

World Hearing Day 2020: Hearing for Life

March 3rd is World Hearing Day.

World Hearing Day is held by the World Health Organization on this day every year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

The message behind World Hearing Day 2020 is ‘Hearing for Life’:

“WHO will highlight that timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential. It will draw attention to the options available in this respect.”

This year’s theme highlights the importance of open conversations about hearing health and hearing loss’s impact on quality of life. Additionally, it’s an exploration of options that may be useful to those at different stages of one’s hearing health journey. Similarly, the goal is to increase awareness of the risk of hearing loss through-out life.

Nuheara’s Contribution to Hearing Health

As a pioneer in the innovative field of hearables, Nuheara is proud to help stand behind this message. The company aims to help guide thoughtful conversations and dynamic action regarding hearing health into the 21st century and beyond.

A recent study by the World Health Organisation estimated that approximately 466 million people (6.1%) of the human population are living with hearing loss. Highlighting the problem is the almost 1.1 Billion young people (under 35) that are in danger of significant hearing loss in the future due to loud recreational noise. Consequently, the message that it is never too early to check your hearing.

Also highlighted in this study is that people with hearing loss benefit from early identification; use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive devices; captioning and sign language; and other forms of educational and social support. Moreover, this reinforces the need for innovative and forward-thinking solutions to be available for those with hearing difficulties.

This World Hearing Day is timely for Nuheara as we have just released our third-generation hearables product IQbuds² MAX, which will help drive the message of hearing health into our fast-paced technological society. The hybrid functions of products like the IQbuds² MAX allow for beneficial use at any stage of life and adds the abilities of truly wireless audio technology into an accessible hearable product that adds value and functionality to everyday life, without limiting social or professional potential.

Take Control of Your Hearing Health in 2020

Hearing may not be at the top of the list for health checks during much of your adult life. However, it is important to remember that options are available for whatever lifestyle suits you. Nuheara is proud to stand with the World Health Organisation on World Hearing Day. We hope to bring this message of technological potential and hearing health awareness to the global population.

Better hearing means a better quality of life as the video below demonstrates. There is no time like the present to start your hearing health journey.

 

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