AAMAL – Syrian Organization for Persons with Disabilities

Don’t wait to see a problem to ask for a hearing screening

Primary site: EMR – Syrian Arab Republic
Additional site(s):

Work to change common misconceptions and stigmatized mentalities related to ear and hearing problems in communities and among health care providers.
Provide accurate, evidence-based information to change public perceptions about hearing loss.
Calling on the community to address misconceptions and stigmatized mentalities related to hearing loss, as a critical step towards ensuring equitable access to ear and hearing care.
Encourage partners and stakeholders in the field to organize awareness-raising events in communities, in order to address misconceptions about ear and hearing care and ensure accessibility to ear and hearing care.

Live event: Yes
Screening: Yes
Traditional media: Yes
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: Yes
Participation of policymakers: Yes
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes


Hearing screening to 260 children, 3-5 years old


Training workshop for 104 kindergarten teachers


AAMAL Participation in National Program for Early Detection


Joint training with Ministry of Health for 96 health workers