The Academy recently launched a new consumer Web site, www.HowsYourHearing.org
. This consumer site features an overview of topics to include hearing, hearing loss prevention, hearing aids, cochlear implants, common conditions, and more. It also features easy access to the "Find an Audiologist" directory and the latest consumer-friendly articles from Audiology Today
Visit the following links/Web pages for consumer-friendly resources and information you can use with your patients and potential patients.
International Ear Care Day: March 3, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 360 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss (5.3 percent of the world’s population). At least half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable through primary prevention, including healthy ear care practices. In order to raise awareness on this issue, the International Ear Care Day is observed on March 3 every year. This year, the theme for the day is Ear Care Can Avoid Hearing Loss. Learn more...