Org Name Original: J S S Medical College and Hospital, Mysuru

Altered Org Name:

Contact First: Bharathi

Contact Last:M B

Project Title: Hearing screening and awareness program






SEAR: India


Event Purpose: Awareness-raising, Programme launch, Hearing screening

Primary Audience: Policymakers, General public, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older adults, Health care workforce

Estimated In Person Reach: Regional

Audience Reached: Children and adolescents, Adults

Specific Workplace: Schools and colleges

Screen Newborn and Infant:

Screen Children and Adolecents: 300

Screen Adults:

Screen Older Adults:

Policy Maker: Chief minister and health minister of Karnataka


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Social Media: Facebook

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Event Description:

The Hearing screening app , JSS Shravana Mitra, was released by the health minister of Karnataka which was widely attended by many people . We screened high school and college going children particularly in terms of usage of earphones and am awareness talk was given to them about safe listening practices. A knowledge attitude practice questionnaire about safe listening practices among adolescents and young adults was collected. Awareness talk was given to the general public about the need for hearing care was given. A newspaper article was published on the topic.

WHO Educational Materials Used: Yes

Native Written Language: Kannada

Educational Materials Available in Your Language: No

Did You Translate WHO Materials: No

Would You Consider Assisting Us: Kannada

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:Yes, we were awarded the grant

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Photo 1 caption Awareness talk and hearing screening at a College in Mysuru

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Photo 2 caption Awareness talk and hearing screening for adolescents at school

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Photo 3 caption Meeting the parents of deaf children at a deaf school and giving awareness about early detection of deafness

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