Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) – Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

World Hearing Day 2024: Establishing community linkage with its neighbors – QMMC HEARS out Barangay Escopa, Quezon City

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The QMMC Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery celebrated World Hearing Day 2024 with a two-day affair of hearing screening and audio-visual presentations on ear health care and hearing loss prevention for hospital employees and Barangay Escopa community, headed by Otologists Dr. Erasmo Llanes and Dr. Jenna Quiroga, and chief resident Dr. Angela Carlos, together with Public Health Unit officers Ms. Emeline Dolotina and Ms. Marcel Nicolas, and district official Mr. Scotty Mamauag.

Total attendees:
Barangay Escopa community: 58
QMMC employees: 85

HearWHO app
50% (Barangay Escopa) and 53% (QMMC employees) scored 40 “needs further testing”
24% and 38% scored 50 “for regular checkup”
3% and 1% scored 70 “normal”

Pure tone audiometry
22% and 32% -normal hearing
53% and 60% -mild hearing loss
7% and 6% -moderate hearing loss
2% and 0% -moderate-severe hearing loss
7% and 1% -severe hearing loss
5% and 1% -profound hearing loss

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

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes


QMMC Department of ORL-HNS, PHU, and Barangay officials


ear examination, HearWHO application screening


pure tone audiometer screening and audiovisual presentations


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