Dept of Speech and Hearing

World hearing day

Primary site: SEAR- India
Additional site(s): Karnataka Udupi Manipal

We celebrated World Hearing Day during the first week of March 2024. In line with the World Health Organization’s theme of “Changing mindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all,” the department took an important step by organizing a hearing screening for students from Manipal College of Communication. Around 75 students participated in the screening, and out of those, 13 were referred for further evaluation. The students were also given an informative talk on ear and hearing care, including the impact of regular gadget usage and maintaining safe hearing practices to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Dr. Archand. G. provided a live TV talk on a local channel, staying true to the theme of WHD . Ms. Bhargavi P.G gave a radio talk, and Ms. Swati wrote an article in the newspaper to stick to the theme.

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

WHO educational or publicity material used: No

photo explaining the activities

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