Welcome to the January edition of iListen. Your connection to some of the highlights of the work we are doing at the National office.
World Hearing Day is on March 3, 202. The theme for this year is; Hearing Care for All: Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate”! something that we have become very concerned about here at the National office. Since my arrival in late November, so many of my friends and colleagues have shared they have experienced some decline in their ability to hear conversations, certain sounds or have “self-diagnosed” as having Tinnitus. Few have done anything about it because of misconceptions and stigma. The World Health Organization will release its first-ever World Report on Hearing on March 3, 2021, World Hearing Day. This day and the report draw attention to the needs of all people living with or at risk of hearing loss and ear diseases. CHHA will be hosting a free live-webinar on that day. We will be sending out an email with more information about the webinar and registration for the webinar in the next couple of weeks.
Inside this issue, you’ll also find more information about our upcoming CHHA National conference, which we have decided to make a virtual conference this year. The two-day virtual event will on June 2nd and 3rd. We will have special rates for CHHA Members.
I am also very excited about the launch of our National Online Hearing Loss Mentoring Program next month. I encourage all of you to consider becoming part of the program or sharing it with people in your community who may be seeking guidance in adjusting to their hearing loss.
All the best,