Department of ENT, Jubilee Mission Medical College ,Thrissur

World hearing day activities 2024

Primary site: SEAR- India
Additional site(s): south india

This year the faculty and residents of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India came together to celebrate World hearing day. The aim was to spread awareness regarding the importance of hearing and ear care. We also aimed at removing the stigma associated with hearing loss. Free hearing evaluation was conducted over a period of four days. The target population included forty drivers (autorickshaw, taxi and ambulance), as they are frequently exposed to loud noise. However, only 25 showed up for the screening, which itself shows the lack of knowledge of the impact of noise pollution amongst the general public population. Amongst those who were screened, 22 out of 25 drivers had hearing loss. Advise regarding treatment options were also offered to them by the experts.

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

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

poster in Malayalam

seeing susceptible people of our locality

meeting in our auditorium

public seeing posters

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