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World Hearing Day

March 3, 2023

  • Ear and hearing problems are among the most common problems encountered in the community.
  • Over 60% of these can be identified and addressed at the primary level of care.
  • Integration of ear and hearing care into primary care services is possible through training and capacity building at this level.
  • Such integration will benefit people and help countries move towards the goal of universal health coverage.

Tips for Health ears:


  • Use earplugs in noisy places
  • Check your hearing regularly
  • Wear your hearing aids regularly when advised
  • See a doctor if you have ear or hearing problems


  • Put cotton buds, oil, sticks or pins inside your ears
  • Swim or wash in dirty water
  • Share earphones or earbuds
  • Listen to loud sounds or loud music

This information is provided by the CDC, for more information please visit the CDC website