HearMi Ghana

Hearmi Ghana marks World Hearing Day 2024 Event with the people of Kave, a rural community in the ketu North municipality of Ghana, West Africa.

Primary site: AFR – Ghana
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HearMi Ghana team educated the people of Kave (a rural community located in the ketu North municipality of Ghana, West Africa) on hearing loss, causes and it’s prevention. We enlightened them on the need to change their mindsets relative to myths and misconceptions about people with hearing impairment and hearing loss in general. We made them aware of our efforts to make hearing health readily available to all and this involves their collaborative efforts. They asked questions which we answered to their understanding. The exercise followed with ear and hearing screening where 135 people benefited from otoscopy examination and screening pure tone Audiometry. At the end of the screening exercise, 48 people had cerumen impaction, 12 had fungal infection, 8 had middle ear infection, 14 of them had various degrees of sensorineural hearing loss. They were all treated. Those with hearing loss have been referred for management.

Live event: Yes
Screening: Yes
Traditional media: Yes
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: Yes
Participation of policymakers: Yes
Participation of influencers: Yes

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

An elderly woman from Kave benefiting from otoscopy examinat

An elderly woman from Kave benefiting from screening PTA

The people of Kave awaiting ear and hearing screening.

A picture of HearMi Ghana team ready to screen and educate.

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