International Day of the ear and hearing health

World Health Organization (WHO) has established a special day dedicated to ear health and hearing. Annually March 3 marks the International Day for the Preservation of health ear and hearing (International Day for Ear and Hearing).

It is assumed that in this day of medical and voluntary organizations in different countries should carry out activities aimed at ensuring that raise public awareness of the potential problems associated with hearing. In turn, the WHO promises to assist States, which consists in the organization, fully support the development and implementation of national programs of medical and preventive care for people with diseases of the ear and hearing problems.

Today, hearing loss is the most common sensory disabilities in the world. According to WHO, of deafness and hearing impairment affects more than 275 million people. The main causes of deafness and hearing loss (partial hearing loss) is called chronic ear infections, a number of diseases: rubella, measles, mumps, meningitis — as well as the effects of some drugs and environmental hazards, first of all, the noise.

According to doctors, about half of all cases of deafness and other hearing disorders can be prevented by eliminating the causes of their development. Among the preventive measures is often called the population immunization, maternal health and child health provision.

In addition, doctors give advice to parents. In particular, it is recommended to make sure that a child's ears from getting dirty water, not to spank a child, especially on the ears; teach children not to insert foreign objects into the ears, and in the event of any anxiety symptoms immediately go to the hospital.