World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

2022 theme: To hear for life, listen with care! Key message: many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented, including hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds at the workplace

Info world hearing day : https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hearing-day/2022

 

The webinar is open to all interested parties and registration is free of charge, however, you will need to register to receive the link to the webinar.

 

report of the webinar

 

 

World Hearing Day: Webinar Safe hearing for European workforce

3rd March 2022 (09:30-11:30 Brussels time)

 

Introduction 

Alan Murray, president ESF / CEO BSIF

 

Opening statements from the EU Parliament

 MEP Marianne Vind (European Parliament, S&D, Denmark)

MEP Cindy Franssen (European Parliament, PPE, Belgium)

 

Overview of the WHO campaign on hearing loss (world hearing day)

Ayrton Hogan, WHO

 

The WHO World Hearing Forum and the Make Listening Safe Workgroup work
and commitment to prevention of noise induced hearing loss

 Mark Laureyns*, president AEA / co-Chair of the Make listening safe committee of the World Hearing Forum

 

EU Commission’s OSH initiatives

Laura Vicente, policy officer European Commission DG EMPL C2

Fit testing education and training – overview of the project in Italy

Diego Annesi and Andrea Vestrucci, INAIL /  University of Roma

 

 Hearing loss and other health implications (e.g. dementia and cardiovascular)

Rob Shepheard, Consultant Audiologist - Spire Hospital UK and member of the UK Hearing Conservation Association

 

Debate & Closing remarks

moderator of the webinar – Henk Vanhoutte, secretary general ESF

 

 

 

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 * : later on the same day,  there is the “Virtual Lunch Debate from the European Parliament for World Hearing Day - “To hear for life, listen with care!”, which will be moderated by Marc Laureyns.  See for more info and registration:  https://www.aea-audio.org/portal/index.php/world-hearing-day or https://www.meetings.be/Debate2022/

 

 

 


 

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