Celebrate Hearing Day
Celebrate hearing with fun events and activities in your community!
Let’s start celebrating hearing! Each year, March 3rd is the World Health Organization’s International Day for Ear and Hearing. Organize events in your community to celebrate the day and raise awareness of hearing loss. You could encourage people to wear a special t-shirt or a wristband to show their support for people with hearing loss. Or, you could rally support for a “moment of non-silence” in your community, with singing, shouting, whistling, and music to celebrate hearing. No matter how you celebrate, you can share videos of your local celebration with people from around the world via social media. To help share information about hearing loss and inspire people to take action, you could partner with a nonprofit organization or local hearing clinic.
Idea At A Glance
International Women’s Day has been observed on March 8 every year for over 100 years. The day celebrates women’s achievements and highlights economic, political, and social challenges women around the world still experience. On one website, people can share events in their country, such as art exhibitions, lectures, conferences, and dinners. Earth Hour is a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness and encourage action on climate change. Each March, households and businesses can participate by turning off all non-essential lighting for one hour. The movement has grown substantially in size since the first Earth Hour was held in 2007. In 2012, approximately 7,000 cities in 152 countries switched off their lights and participated in Earth Hour.
Celebrations in your community can contribute to a global movement to make hearing loss an important health issue. Even one event, in one community, can grow into a chain of events around the world that draws attention to hearing health. Connecting the day with fun activities and events can encourage public participation and attract media attention.