Today is International Ear Care Day

Today, March 3rd, is International Ear Care Day!

360 million people, representing 5.3% of the world’s population are affected by disabling hearing loss. At least half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable through primary prevention techniques.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has put together this little cartoon with important messages on proper ear care (don’t put anything into your ears!), noise exposure and the implications of hearing loss. Prevention is the focus!

Enjoy! And take care of your ears – they’ll thank you when you’re older.