SAA Humanitarian/World Hearing Day
Join the national SAA for the second year in celebrating the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual World Hearing Day on March 3, 2017! World Hearing Day is held annually on March 3 after being introduced at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in 2007. Each year, WHO and other international and local organizations carry out ear- and auditory perception-related activities and events to promote hearing health and care around the world. The SAA wants you to get involved and do your part to promote WHO’s initiative by hosting a humanitarian event in your community during the week of February 24 to March 5, 2017.
This year, the SAA’s Humanitarian Day will be expanded to a Humanitarian Week in order to allow chapters more opportunities to participate. Possible service projects include planning or participating in a hearing screening, a food drive, handing our earplugs at a local event, or educating the public by giving a presentation or holding a social media campaign about hearing loss or hearing healthcare! You chapter can come up with their own service project or you can check out the Program Idea Bank for more ideas and step-by-step instructions.
Also, any chapter who participates receives one chapter challenge point under the Humanitarian category!
Humanitarian audiology does not have to be confined to one week, but we strongly encourage you to use this week as motivation to initiate your efforts. Get out there and volunteer with SAA!
More information about WHO and World Hearing Day can be found at:
Helpful hearing-related resources for your projects:
- Dangerous Decibels
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
- Turn it to the Left Campaign