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Organization: Department of Community Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital

Region: India

Title: “Uncover the silence” – Raising awareness about hearing care in community

Description:

We conducted a community-based hearing screening program by medical students in Enathimangalam village to commemorate World Hearing Day 2023. The main objective was to identify individuals with hearing loss in the village and provide them with health education on healthy hearing practices. Around 150 medical students from our college were divided into 15 teams and team included a faculty, post graduate and social worker along with medical students. The individuals identified with hearing loss were counselled and referred to ENT clinic for further evaluation and treatment. The health education sessions on healthy hearing practices were conducted in the local language to ensure that the villagers understood the information provided. The sessions covered topics such as the causes of hearing loss, preventive measures, treatment options and the importance of regular hearing check-ups. A total of 656 individuals screened and the health education sessions were well-received by the villagers.

Live Event: Yes

Hearing Screening: Yes

Social Media: Yes

Authorities or policymakers: Yes

Influencers or celebrities: No

Community based primary hearing screening


Hearing screening performed by medical student in community


Hearing screening performed by medical student in community


Health education on healthy hearing practices in community