Family Hearing Workshops in Bhutan

Families play a vital role in the rehabilitation of children with hearing impairment. This was the theme of the HHA’s recent Family curriculum workshops in Bhutan attended by 15 parents and audiologists. The trainers who had previously graduates from MED-EL’s Professional Certificate in Hearing Rehabilitation led sessions on how to build a child’s agency with ‘power words’, the role of play in rehabilitation and other ways to support the development of hearing and language.

Newborn Hearing Screening Training in Ethiopia

Alongside the launch of Newborn Hearing Screening, the HHA held training sessions for 23 nurses, doctors and midwives who will carry out the programme. The HHA provided practical and theoretical sessions on the PathMedical screening devices, donated by MED-EL and the ADA. The graduates of this course will be the first link in a chain of care that will help babies with hearing impairment on the road from identification to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Hearing Screening Launch in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has taken a significant step towards improving the health and well-being of its youngest citizens with the launch of a universal newborn hearing screening pilot programme. MED-EL and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) have partnered with local clinics and experts to deliver this life changing service.

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.