World Health Assembly Resolution on Hearing Loss
In May of 2017, the decision-making body of the WHO, the World Health Assembly (WHA), unanimously passed the Resolution on Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss. It was the first time a resolution on hearing loss had been adopted by the WHA in 20 years.
The resolution invites the WHO to prepare its first ever world report on ear and hearing care, develop a toolkit for Member States, and support the development of safe listening standards. A progress report on implementation is expected at the WHA next year.