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.