Ideas is a global online competition to find ideas to create public awareness about hearing loss and inspire people to take action.
More than 250 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss.
Unacknowledged and untreated hearing loss is linked to stigma, job loss and social exclusion.
All previous attempts to raise awareness about hearing loss have not had a great impact. The press and the public have not been captured by initiatives to generate broad public awareness.
The idea competition is designed to involve hearing care professionals, students, patients, families and the general public in a joint effort to create ideas that can raise awareness for hearing loss.
The idea competition runs from March 2012 – April 2013. Learn more about the process.
The idea competition will begin on 28 March 2012. After that date, when you visit www.awarenessforhearingloss.com, you will be able to start posting your ideas and enter the competition.
Please see below a video that provides some examples of ideas that can be contributed to the online competition.