Join the national SAA for the fifth year in celebrating the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual World Hearing Day on March 3, 2023! 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. 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 month of March!
This year, the SAA is hosting Humanitarian Month during March. 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! Your chapter can come up with their own service project or you can check out the Program Ideas Bank for more ideas and step-by-step instructions.
Questions? Email Kelly Schroeder, SAA Public Outreach Committee Chair.
Also, any chapter who participates receives one chapter challenge point under the Humanitarian category!
Humanitarian audiology does not have to be confined to one month, but we strongly encourage you to use the month of March as motivation to initiate your efforts. Get out there and volunteer with SAA!
More information about the WHO and World Hearing Day can be found at:
Helpful hearing-related resources for your projects: