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 Organization: Government Hospitals

 Region: Bahrain

Title: WHF


The event aimed to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection of hearing loss and showcase the transformative power of modern technology. The ceremony was graced by retired founders and directors of the Cochlear Implant (CI) program. Among the highlights was an inspiring speech by Zainab, a CI recipient, who shared her journey from implantation at age one to medical school graduation. The event also featured creative expressions like a poem recital and live canvas painting by CI users. Attendees followed a series of stations that mirrored a patient’s journey from diagnosis to selection of appropriate hearing restoration, ending with rehabilitation. These stations included diagnostics, hearing aid options, CI companies, and rehabilitation where speech therapists and psychologists explained their roles post-implantation. A fun lip-reading game gave visitors a firsthand experience of the challenges faced by those with hearing impairments, and a special station was set up for children.

 Live Event: Yes

 Hearing Screening: Yes

 Social Media: Yes

 Authorities or policymakers: Yes

 Influencers or celebrities: Yes


Overall event organised by Dr Maryam Sahwan


CI user telling a poem standing by the CEO GH


CI twin users giving a speech

 Storytelling about bullying kids with hearing problems