Hearing Health Caucus Champions Introduce Resolution Recognizing World Hearing Day
In late February, the leaders of the Hearing Health Caucus, Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and David McKinley (R-WV) introduced a Congressional resolution recognizing March 3 as World Hearing Day. The resolution importantly notes that World Hearing Day is observed to “raise awareness on how to best prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.” The theme of World Hearing Day 2019 is “Check Your Hearing” and places a focus on ensuring that the world’s population is aware of how to best prevent hearing loss while promoting access for individuals with hearing loss to necessary rehabilitation services and communication tools. Representatives Thompson and McKinley are strong supporters of hearing health care and serve as the co-chairs of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus. The Academy thanks them for their support and for introducing this resolution to recognize the importance of World Hearing Day.