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Organization: SRESHT Lab, SRFASLP, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University)

Region: India

Title: Art Connect: Awareness to Action to Address Childhood Hearing Loss in Rural Communities


This event was organized by the SRESHT lab (see to engage with the community on childhood hearing loss and actions at the rural community towards early identification and intervention. The dissemination was conducted using local folk art forms such as Pari aatam, Karakattam and oyilattam in six public spaces of prominence in three districts in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders including the general public, village heads, special educators working in the public sector and NGO staff who worked towards women and child health in these communities.
Importance of early identification and intervention, effective strategies to address the childhood hearing loss in rural communities, service delivery points available in the community through both public sector and SRESHT lab, government schemes for hearing loss were shared. An information handout was also given to the public with the key messages.

Live Event: No

Hearing Screening: No

Social Media: Yes

Authorities or policymakers: Yes

Influencers or celebrities: No

Public engagement using folk dance and song in rural areas

Public engagement post the event to clarify their doubts