Hearing Loss and Mental Health Campaign – #ListenUp
On 9th September 2021, the Hearing Health Forum EU, alongside the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH), the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP), the European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI), the European Association of Cochlear Implant Users (EURO-CIU), the European Community Mental Health Service Providers (EUCOMS) and the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN Europe), came together to discuss how to use their collective strength to put forward a campaign directed towards EU policymakers on the link between mental health, hearing loss and healthy ageing.
The workshop was divided into three sections:
Messaging: unify messaging on the link between hearing loss and healthy ageing, with an emphasis on the impact of untreated hearing loss on mental health in the older population.
Channels for engagement: identify effective strategies for engagement with health policy stakeholders in Brussels.
Creative campaign: develop a campaign theme to raise awareness in Brussels of the impact of untreated hearing loss on the mental health and well-being of Europe’s ageing population.
This document on Hearing Loss and Mental Health Campaign recaps key discussion and outlines next steps.