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Organization: All Ears Cambodia

Region: Cambodia

Title: The 60s Up Project


The 60s Up Project used an innovative and community-focused way to promote better hearing health. Launched by local NGO, All Ears Cambodia, it targeted older people. The ageing process is the commonest cause of inner ear damage in adults and most people over sixty are affected. In Khmer society, elders are valued and creating awareness of health issues is often best achieved using elders as advocates of health care. By working with monks at local wats (Buddhist temples), the event provided ear health education and hearing screens. The wats are community focal points for older people and play an important role in offering social support for vulnerable people. All Ears Cambodia created awareness of age-related hearing loss and offered hearing tests and hearing aids for those in need. Focus was on hearing and ageing whilst highlighting the need for regular hearing tests and the importance of early intervention.

Live Event: Yes

Hearing Screening: No

Social Media: No

Authorities or policymakers: No

Influencers or celebrities: No

Examination by otoscopy (All Ears Cambodia)