University Medical Center – The Libyan International Medical University

Raising Awareness on Ear and Hearing Care

Primary site: EMR – Libya
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The University Medical Center at the Libyan International Medical University (LIMU) in Benghazi, Libya held an awareness event on World Hearing Day 2024 in cooperation with a faculty member from University of Benghazi, an ENT doctor from Al-Sabri Polyclinic, an ENT doctor from the Center for Specialty Surgeries, and a cochlear implant user IT student from LIMU. There were four presentations on changing mindsets about ear and hearing care, age-related hearing loss, conductive hearing loss and assistive listening devices. There were interactions on noise-induced hearing loss and hearing screening among attendees including healthcare providers, nurses and workers. Social media live streaming viewed by +1500 people.

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

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

Some participants wearing “I am hearing loss friendly” badge

Four guest speakers gave presentations

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