International Ear Care Day 2014

Did you know that 360 million people or 5.3% of the entire world’s population experience disabling hearing loss? Shockingly, more than half of these cases could have been prevented!

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) say following these 4 rules can prevent most hearing loss.

1. Never use home remedies in your ears. 

Home remedies like hot oil or ear candles are dangerous and unsafe.

2. Never insert objects into your ears

You should never put small objects in your ears.

3. Do not listen to loud music

A good rule of thumb is to listen at 60% volume for 60 minutes, then take a break.

4. If you are concerned about your ear health, see a professional.

Don’t risk losing your hearing!

Today we ask you to join us in celebrating International Ear Care Day by helping us raise awareness about the prevalence of hearing loss and sharing methods for prevention with your friends.

Want to teach your kids or students about how they should care for their ears? Watch this ear care video together from the WHO.

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