World Hearing Day

Pledge to be a Healthy Hearing Champion

Healthy Hearing Champions are individuals who share their hearing journey in all sorts of ways with their family, friends and their community.  Together they break down the stigma of hearing loss, helping the community to understand the realities of hearing loss and advocate for healthy hearing.

Our Champions are many and varied but all share a passion for making hearing a priority for our community. As a Champion, you commit to supporting our research and continue to push for quality hearing care for all, especially on World Hearing Day!

Healthy Hearing Champion Pledge

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World Hearing Day 2022 – Hear For Life!

Did you know 1 in 2 young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening?

Could you be one of them? This National Hearing Day we encourage you to focus on safe listening!

Listen with care!
Once you lose your hearing, it won’t come back.
Make Listening Safe!

On World Hearing Day 2021, Ear Science focused on the importance of safe listening for good hearing for all ages.  The World Health Organization launched the World Report on Hearing, highlighting the increasing number of people living with and at risk of hearing loss.  It highlighted noise control as one of the seven critical H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions and stressed the importance of mitigating exposure to loud sounds. 

Ear Science Institute are here to support you with your hearing needs to keep you connected with your family, friends, and community. Celebrating World Hearing Day is only one of the ways we do this!

This World Hearing Day We Are Spreading Awareness About Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Loud sounds damage ears!

Listening to loud sounds damages sensory cells in your ears.  This can lead to noise-induced hearing loss or ringing in the ear (tinnitus).

You could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss if you regularly:

  1. Work in a noisy environment
  2. Listen to audio or earphones and/or
  3. Visit places with loud music, like live concerts and nightclubs

Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent

Hearing loss due to noise cannot be reversed.  People with hearing loss can benefit from hearing devices and rehabilitation services.

But, noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented!

Safe listening practices can prevent hearing loss.  The louder you listen, the shorter the time for listening safely.  By turning the volume down or protecting your ears, you can listen for longer without harming your hearing.

To hear for life, listen with care!
This World Hearing Day Prevent Hearing Loss From Loud Sounds
Heed the warning signs

Persistent ringing in the ear (tinnitus)

Difficulties hearing high-pitched sounds or following conversations.

Get regular hearing checks

Self-check your hearing with our free online hearing test

Seek professional advice if you fail the hearing check or have signs of hearing loss

The Ear Science Podcast

Welcome to the Ear Science Podcast, the science of healthy hearing proudly presented by Ear Science Institute Australia, a not-for-profit medical research institute.

In this podcast, we will bring you into our world, the world of ear and hearing science. Together with our guest speakers, we will discuss the latest ear and hearing research and what it means to you.

Hosted by Dan Van Der Meer, Digital Content Specialist, Podcast Host, and passionate about raising awareness for the impact of hearing loss and Lize Coetzee, Chief Operating Officer at Ear Science Institute Australia.

World Hearing Day

Listen with care!

Keep the volume down
Protect your ears from loud sounds
Get regular hearing check-ups
Monitor listening levels
Limit time spent engaged in noisy activities