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Organization: Anwesha Kolkata

Region: India

Title: World Hearing Day 2023 Celebration

Description:

Press Meet – Eminent ENT doctors spoke on Ear and Hearing Care. Anwesha members highlighted the WHD and emphasized the need of early identification and intervention to address deafness. The Trainer’s handbook was launched. The event was well covered by leading Bengali newspapers and online news portals.
Awareness – Two Tableaus were taken out on the streets of Kolkata in collaboration with Kolkata Police, to educate the public on ear and hearing care. A group of deaf youth performed skits in colleges and on the streets to sensitize the audiences on safe listening.
Session on hearing health and the use of the HearWho app was conducted for ICDS workers and local residents.
Two hearing screening camps were organized for underprivileged children.
WHO educational materials (Bengali) were widely shared through social media.
Tips for healthy ears were broadcast by All India Radio Akashvani Kolkata on the occasion of World Hearing Day.

Live Event: Yes

Hearing Screening: Yes

Social Media: No

Authorities or policymakers: No

Influencers or celebrities: No

Launch of the Trainer’s Hand Book at Press Meet


Hearing Screening for under privileged children


Public awareness on EHC through tableaus and skit


Hearing health session for local residents and ICDS workers