HHA Advocates for Awareness at Lahore ENT Conference

Aligning with World Hearing Day, the Hearing Healthcare Alliance made a significant contribution to the 32nd National Conference of Otorhinolaryngology in Lahore on February 24, 2024. The conference spotlighted three panel discussions emphasising the critical need for newborn hearing screening and rehabilitation for hearing device users.

Temporal Bone Lab Training at Jinnah Hospital Lahore

Twelve ENT surgeons from Pakistan took part in a Temporal Bone Laboratory training in February. The Hearing Healthcare Alliance joined forces with the 32nd National Conference of Otorhinolaryngology to train surgeons in advanced ear surgery techniques. On February 21 and 22, 2024, Jinnah Hospital Lahore hosted this workshop where the twelve ENT surgeons honed their skills, while an additional five observers absorbed valuable insights.

45,741 Hearing Screenings!

The HHA has screened 45741 infants for hearing loss! Congratulations to all who have contributed to this incredible milestone!

Public Health Workshop in Pakistan

Hearing impairment needs a public health response because its causes and consequences are many and varied. The specialist skills needed for this task were the subject of the Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment Workshop (PHPHI) in Pakistan held by the HHA and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Coming from across Pakistan, 12 hearing healthcare professionals attended 5 days of intensive training. They heard from 14 leading experts from Pakistan and around the world including Dr Shelly Chadha, Technical Lead for Ear and Hearing Care at the WHO.

Launch of 2nd PCHR, Karachi

Following the success of the first Professional Certificate in Hearing Rehabilitation in Pakistan, another cohort of 10 speech language pathologists started the one-year intensive training programme at Ziauddin University Karachi between 3 and 6 December.

PCHR Certificates Awarded in Bhutan

The HHA was honoured to welcome the Austrian Ambassador to Bhutan, H.E. Katarina Wieser, from Austrian Embassy New Delhi to witness our work and present the certificates from the recent Professional Certificate in Hearing Rehabilitation!

Rehab Training for Families

The families of children with hearing impairment need specialised skills to give their loved ones the best start in life. This is why the HHA has developed the Family Curriculum Workshop to give the families of children with Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants advanced techniques to support their rehabilitation.

2nd Rehab Course in Pakistan

It was a pleasure to welcome a new eleven-strong cohort to our Professional Certificate in Hearing Rehabilitation in Pakistan. The online orientation session introduced participants to each other and the MED-EL experts who will be teaching the course. The year-long programme will continue with in-person workshops in Karachi in December. This is the second PCHR course to run in Pakistan following the success of the first course in Lahore. Participants will study the theory and practice of hearing loss rehabilitation over four week-long workshops.

Public Health Training in Kenya

How do you reduce the burden of hearing loss across a population? This was a key question at the second Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment (PHPHI) workshop in Africa. Between 16 and 20 October, 37 healthcare professionals from across eastern Africa gathered at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and MED-EL have partnered to deliver this valuable training which gives participants powerful, systematic tools to address hearing impairment.

International Otology Workshop in Poland

Three leading ENT surgeons from Islamabad and Lahore, Dr. Azeem Aslam, Dr. Najeeb Tallat and Dr. Imran Saeed, participated in the 73rd Window Approach Workshop organized by the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing at the World Hearing Centre in Kajetany, Poland. The internationally well-known otology workshop took place on September 18-19 and was hosted by the world-renowned ENT surgeons Prof. Dr. hab. N. med., Dr. h.c. multi Henryk Skarżyński and Prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, M.D., Ph.D., MSc.