World Hearing Day 2024 Press Release

World Hearing Day 2024

Sydney, Australia – 1 March 2024 – Assist Group joins the global community in celebrating and promoting World Hearing Day on March 3, 2024. This annual event, established by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to raise awareness about hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

World Hearing Day 2024 aims to tackle the issues caused by societal misunderstandings and stigmas around hearing. It plans to do this by increasing awareness and sharing information with both the public and healthcare professionals.

The theme for the year is “Changing mindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all,” with the event scheduled for March 3, 2024.

The key messages aim to address the fact that globally, over 80% of ear and hearing care needs remain unmet, highlighting a significant gap in healthcare provision and access​

As a leading provider of audiometric testing and assessments, Assist Group is dedicated to supporting initiatives that promote ear and hearing care.

Key Messages of World Hearing Day

  • Around the world, over 80% of ear and hearing care needs remain unmet.
  • Unaddressed hearing loss poses an annual cost of nearly US$1 trillion globally.
  • Deeply ingrained societal misperceptions and stigmatising mindsets are key factors that limit efforts for preventing and addressing hearing loss.
  • Changing mindsets related to ear and hearing care is crucial to improving access and mitigating the cost of unaddressed hearing loss.

World Hearing Day reminds Australian businesses to commit to protecting their employees’ hearing and actively look after their safety and wellbeing.

Find out more information about Assist Group and their audiometric testing and assessments here.

About Assist Group

Assist Group was founded in 1986 and in that time has saved approximately 20,000 people from serious injury or ill health due to their health testing and screening services.

Assist Group’s vision is to become the outsourced total health management and wellness solution for company’s Human Resources. Assist Group provides both ‘on demand’ and ‘solution focused’ health and wellness strategies, including a range of medical and health testing services.-ENDS-

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