Humanitarian

Humanitarian

Get Involved in Community Outreach
The upcoming year presents us with a great opportunity to continue service project traditions and collaborate with organizations for chapters to participate in community outreach.

Public Outreach Spotlight
This initiative encouages SAA members and SAA chapters to reach out to their local community to offer humanitarian services and share their ideas and efforts with other chapters. The purpose of the Spotlight is to recognize the amazing humanitarian work that is done by SAA members and to insipire chapters and members to activiely participate in humanitarian audiology. There are multiple ways to participate: 1) Create your own local event to serve your community and/or 2) Join/host a regional event. Your chapter can submit for extra chapter challenge points if hosting an event. Contact Megan Tice, SAA Public Outreach Chair, to showcase what your chapter is doing in your community.
 

SAA Humanitarian Month/World Hearing Day
Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), 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, the 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.

Special Olympics Healthy Hearing
Special Olympics is the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing free health screenings and health information to Special Olympics athletes at local, regional, and world games. Volunteers at Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) events perform hearing screenings on the Special Olympics athletes, educate the athletes about their hearing, and make medical referrals when appropriate.