Published: March 1, 2024

For You and Your Patients: World Hearing Day 2024

Tools and tips to help you care for your patients’ hearing health.

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World Hearing Day is observed annually on March 3 to raise awareness about hearing loss, promote ear and hearing care, and advocate for action on hearing-related issues. The Academy joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the event’s founder, and the global community in recognizing and celebrating this important day.

The 2024 theme is “Changing Mindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all!”

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Looking for materials to share with your patients? offers peer-reviewed information designed especially for patients and caregivers.  

  • Your Ear Gear and Hearing Health provides facts about noise-induced hearing loss related to the use of audio devices and tips for preserving hearing.
  • Do your patients still have questions about over-the-counter hearing aids? Guide them to our user-friendly FAQs video and webpage or share our printable flyer
  • Do you have patients at risk of hearing loss or experiencing some symptoms related to hearing loss who would benefit from more regular hearing checks? hearWHO is a free hearing screening app developed by the WHO for mobile devices that allows people to check their hearing regularly.
  • For more patient information on hearing-related topics, search content under “Conditions and Treatments” and “Be ENT Smart” using the keyword "hearing."

More from March 2024 – Vol. 43, No. 3