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 Organization: SHOMEA

 Region: Cameroon

Title: Hearing Care for All, Tackling the Problem from Birth; a Model for Primary Health Care Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa


A three-day awareness campaign on national television was launched, reaching out to over a thousand people across the nation. This was followed by a three-day screening event at Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Cameroon. Each day began with an emphasis on the significance of hearing care and regular screening to parents and healthcare professionals. Newborns were screened using otoacoustic emission testing while older children underwent audiometry tests. Out of the 62 children screened, 52% were females. Seven children, accounting for 11%, failed the tests and were referred for additional evaluation, resulting in a positive impact.

 Live Event: Yes

 Hearing Screening: Yes

 Social Media: Yes

 Authorities or policymakers: Yes

 Influencers or celebrities: Yes


Shomea – Screening Team at Laquintinie Hospital Douala


Shomea team screening a 5 days old baby who failed the test


3-years old with poor speech development who failed the test

 Shomea team in front of a WHD poster