American University of Beirut Medical Center

Hearing Forward: Investing in hearing health

Primary site: EMR – Lebanon
Additional site(s):

Our WHD event included two sessions: A morning session and afternoon session. The morning session included 4 lectures to spread awareness to the general public about newborn hearing screening, removing the stigma from HA users, effects noise exposure, and ear infection. The afternoon session included 5 lectures to spread awareness to the healthcare professionals about various topics related to hearing. Alongside the educational lectures, there was an exhibition hall of most hearing aid and cochlear implant centers in Lebanon. Lastly, free audiological tests were offered to 50 individuals who attended the morning session.

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

Exhibition Hall

Public Awareness Lecture: NHS

Public Awareness Lecture: HA stigma

Healthcare Professionals Lecture: Cognitive Decline & HL

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