Public Health Workshop for SAARC East

Systemic problems need systematic solutions. A Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment Workshop for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal brought together a multidisciplinary cohort to tackle the knotty challenge of hearing loss in the region. Designed and taught by Prof. Andrew Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the workshop focused on designing and implementing effective interventions into hearing loss.

Guest Lecture at University of Applied Sciences Krems

Lessons from the HHA are helping to prepare the next generation of health professionals to create new, life-changing programmes. Dr Christian Steppan gave a guest lecture to the students of the Master of Applied Health Sciences at University of Applied Sciences Krems on the worldwide benefits of public private partnerships in health sciences. Dr Steppan argued that improving the health systems of partner countries improves health outcomes for individuals in need.

WHO World Hearing Day 2023

Ear and Hearing Care for all – let’s make it a reality! Happy World Hearing Day!

Today we celebrate human hearing, together with the WHO, and stress the importance of prevention and treatment of hearing loss and especially better access to hearing aid for all.

Nepal Screening

The period from 22 to 26 November 2022 was marked by an unprecedented event in Nepal. 

The official ceremony celebrated the handing over of one diagnostic and two newborn screening devices to the ENT department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. The special significance of the event was emphasized by the presence of the dean of the Institute of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Divya Singh Shah, and the campus chief, Prof. Dr. Arjun Prasad Lamichhane.

Bhutan Diagnostic Devices

The 18th November 2022 and the following three days became significant dates for the Bhutanese hearing healthcare development. To support the hearing healthcare system two diagnostic devices were handed over to the ENT/Audiology department of JDWNRH in Thimphu.

Bangladesh Audiology Lab

A remarkable event took place in Bangladesh on November 15-17 2022. An audiology laboratory for the audiology and speech language pathology university degree course at Proyash Institute in Dhaka was inaugurated. Some outstanding guests honoured the ceremony with their presence, including the Austrian commercial counselor Hans-Jörg Hörtnagl.

Project Launch in Nepal

We are pleased to announce the launch of the project in Nepal, which took place from 26 to 30 May within the 12th SAARC-ENT Congress. The event started with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the dean of the Institute of Medicine of Tribhuvan University and

Hearing Healthcare Project Launch

An unprecedented event marked the launch of an unprecedented Project: the activity of the Hearing Healthcare Alliance was officially started on the 22nd of February.