Earcare Foundation

2,000 free Digital Hearing Aids & 1,000 packs of batteries donated by Earcare Foundation to a thousand Nigerians in Abeokuta, Ogun State over a 4-day

Primary site: AFR – Nigeria
Additional site(s): Abeokuta Ogun State

Earcare Foundation partnered with the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, a foundation founded by the ex-President of Nigeria, to offer free hearing assessment and fitting of digital hearing aids to 1,000 Nigerians over a 4-day period. The programme entailed otoscopy , wax removal, provision of medication when needed, hearing assessment, fitting of hearing aids/earmoulds/slim tubes and domes, provision of batteries and rehabilitation of all patients. This partnership provided the platform to reach the Nigerian audience including the policymakers to bring awareness to the stigmatising mindsets and changing societal misperceptions through advocacy, awareness-raising and information-sharing. Also, the opportunity to work with other organisations, like The Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta and HearMax who volunteered their expertises and time to help run a smooth, successful and effective programme.

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

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

ECF CEO showing a recipient’s mother how to insert aids

Earcare Foundation donated hearing aids and batteries

Earcare Foundation and Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation’

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