Org Name Original: Centro de Investigación de la Audición, los Sentidos y la Comunicación-Universidad del Desarrollo

Altered Org Name: Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital

Contact First: Carolina

Contact Last:Der

Project Title: Wold Hearing Day in my working place: screening, awareness and safe listening at Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital, Santiago, Chile.





AMR: Chile



Event Purpose: Awareness-raising, Hearing screening

Primary Audience: Adults, Health care workforce

Estimated In Person Reach: Local

Audience Reached: Adults

Specific Workplace: Healthcare workers

Screen Newborn and Infant:

Screen Children and Adolecents:

Screen Adults: 100

Screen Older Adults:

Policy Maker: 


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Social Media: Facebook, Instagram

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Event Description:

On March 3, hearing screening was carried out by an audiologist and otoscopy by an otorhinolaryngologist to 100 hospital workers. Wax plugs were removed and education on ear and hearing care was given to the participants. We gave them pins to promote WHD. During the activity, initial acoustic trauma was detected in workers from 2 departments of the hospital. With this information, preventive measures were taken in these groups exposed to noise.

WHO Educational Materials Used: Yes

Native Written Language: Spanish

Educational Materials Available in Your Language: Yes

Did You Translate WHO Materials: No

Would You Consider Assisting Us: No

What Additional Materials Would Be Helpful:

Did You Have A World Hearing Day Event Last Year: Yes, and we submitted a report to the WHF/WHO

Other Suggestions:

Did You Apply for Grant:No

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