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Celebrate World Hearing Day with AG Bell on March 3!

Established by the World Health Organization, World Hearing Day (WHD) is celebrated annually on March 3 to raise awareness on how to prevent hearing loss. The theme for 2022, “to hear for life, listen with care!” focuses on the importance of hearing loss prevention through safe listening. AG Bell is also focused on raising awareness around the world that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can listen and speak.

By Varee Saetang

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Join AG Bell in celebrating World Hearing Day and the 175th birthday of our founder, Dr. Alexander Graham Bell! We encourage you to share your inspiring stories, get involved with our community, and participate in AG Bell’s initiatives. No matter what you decide to do, your involvement will unite you with others dedicated to ear and hearing care across the world.

Check out the ways you can celebrate World Hearing Day and Dr. Bell’s Birthday with us!

Join us for a virtual event on March 2, 2022, free and for all ages! AG Bell will be hosting a screening of Sound Off, a short film by the Florida State University College of Motion Picture and Arts. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with the creators and producers of the film. After the screening, test your knowledge in a fun game of trivia! Learn more  about Alexander Graham Bell’s life, his legacy to the deaf and hard of hearing community, hearing health, and World Hearing Day!

Share your creativity: Download and print our World Hearing Day coloring sheets, share them on social media, and tag @agbell. Your creativity will inspire others to participate and spread messages on the importance of celebrating World Hearing Day.

Raise awareness: Promote the importance of hearing loss prevention and early hearing detection and intervention by sharing AG Bell’s message and commitment to ensure people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. Share AG Bell’s website with your friends, family, and colleagues and tag AG Bell in your social media posts using the hashtag #WorldHearingDay.

Connect with your local chapter: There are currently 41 active and 13 emerging AG Bell chapters in the United States and Puerto Rico working to provide services to our community. Reach out to your local chapter and find out about World Hearing Day events at a local level.

Donate: Help us celebrate by giving a gift to the 34 million children worldwide diagnosed with profound hearing loss. Your donation to AG Bell will ensure that more children and families have access to qualified specialists, information, and resources to continue to lead a life without limits.

¡Celebre el Día Mundial de la Audición con AG Bell!

Establecido por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, el Día Mundial de la Audición se celebra anualmente el 3 de marzo para sensibilizar acerca de la prevención de la pérdida auditiva. El tema de 2022, «para oír toda la vida, ¡escuche con atención!», se centra en la importancia de la prevención de la pérdida auditiva mediante una escucha segura. AG Bell también se centra en incrementar la toma de conciencia en todo el mundo de que las personas con sordera e hipoacusia pueden escuchar y hablar.

¡Únase a AG Bell para celebrar el Día Mundial de la Audición y el aniversario del 175 cumpleaños de nuestro fundador, el Dr. Alexander Graham Bell! Le animamos a que comparta relatos inspiradores, se involucre con nuestra comunidad y participe en las iniciativas de AG Bell. Independientemente de lo que decida hacer, su participación se sumará a la de otras personas dedicadas al cuidado del oído y de la audición en todo el mundo.

¡Eche un vistazo a las maneras en que puede celebrar el Día Mundial de la Audición y el cumpleaños del Dr. Bell con nosotros!

¡Únase a nosotros en un evento virtual el 2 de marzo de 2022, gratuito y para todas las edades! AG Bell presentará la proyección “Sound Off”, un cortometraje de la Facultad de Artes Cinematográficas de la Florida State University. Después del cortometraje, tendrá lugar un panel de discusión con sus creadores y productores. Tras la proyección, ¡podrá poner a prueba sus conocimientos en un divertido juego de cultura general! Aprenda más sobre la vida de Alexander Graham Bell, su legado a la comunidad con sordera e hipoacusia, la salud auditiva ¡y el Día Mundial de la Audición!

Comparta su creatividad: Descargue e imprima nuestras hojas para colorear del Día Mundial de la Audición, compártalas en las redes sociales y etiquete a @agbell. Su creatividad inspirará a otras personas a participar y a difundir mensajes sobre la importancia de celebrar el Día Mundial de la Audición.

Aumente la toma de conciencia: Promueva la importancia de la prevención de la pérdida auditiva, así como de la detección y la intervención auditivas tempranas, compartiendo el mensaje y el compromiso de AG Bell para garantizar que las personas con sordera o hipoacusia puedan oír y hablar. Comparta el sitio web de AG Bell con sus amigos, familiares y colegas, y etiquete a AG Bell en sus publicaciones en las redes sociales utilizando el hashtag #WorldHearingDay.

Póngase en contacto con su sección local: Actualmente existen 41 secciones de AG Bell activas y 13 emergentes en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico que trabajan para prestar servicios a nuestra comunidad. Póngase en contacto con su sección local e infórmese sobre los eventos del Día Mundial de la Audición a nivel local.

Realice una donación: Ayúdenos en esta celebración realizando una donación para los 34 millones de niños en todo el mundo con un diagnóstico de pérdida auditiva profunda. Su donación a AG Bell facilitará que un mayor número de niños y familias tengan acceso a especialistas cualificados, a información y a recursos para continuar viviendo una vida sin limitaciones.

 

 

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