Thompson, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Marking World Hearing Day

Press Release


Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution marking March 3 as World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day acknowledges the millions of Americans who are facing disabling hearing loss, brings awareness to the different causes of deafness, and promotes finding solutions in preventing hearing loss.

“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution to designate March 3 as World Hearing Day,” said Thompson. “The resolution recognizes the millions of Americans who experience disabling hearing loss and provides an opportunity to come together and push for policies that support ear and hearing care and pursue cures to various causes of deafness. On World Hearing Day, I am committed to working with Rep. Fitzpatrick and my colleagues to support those with disabling hearing loss and advance research into hearing care.”

“48 million Americans are currently suffering with hearing loss,” said Fitzpatrick. “That is why I am proud to support this bipartisan resolution which raises awareness of those suffering and recognizes the need for increased access to care.”

"The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association applauds Representatives Thompson and Fitzpatrick for introducing today’s resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Hearing Day," said 2023 ASHA President Robert M. Augustine, PhD, CCC-SLP. "ASHA looks forward to continued work with Reps. Thompson and Fitzpatrick to increase access to hearing health care and technology to improve quality of life for all individuals living with hearing loss.”

The full text of the resolution can be found here.