Each year International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. Around the world, thousands of events mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is inspiring change. This is fitting because at Connect Hearing we realize how instrumental women are to inspiring their friends and loved ones to make positive changes in their lives. In fact, one of our own team members is just such an inspirational figure. In a recent interview, Alison Graham - who was born with a hearing impairment - noted how her work has helped improve the well being of her clients.
Alison's story is unique and uplifting. Her experiences in helping others is an example of why our organization has been driving to inspire change and encouraging Canadians to pay attention to their hearing health. A free hearing test at our clinics is all it may take to ensure you stay connected to the sounds and people you love.
According to the Hearing Foundation of Canada, the cost of hearing loss to the Canadian economy could be in the tens of billions of dollars. In the same report, Statistics Canada says more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability.
It’s a sad fact that those statistics include women. But it’s also true that it is common for women to be on the front lines in the battle for hearing health – whether it’s at home encouraging family members to seek help for their hearing, or making a difference in clinics and labs across the country.
At Connect Hearing, we want to thank women for their contribution to hearing health in Canada and around the world. Thank you for inspiring change.