World Hearing Day Observed on 3rd March 2020
3rd of March every year is observed as World Hearing Day. According to World Health Organization 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050; according to new estimates released by WHO currently 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss, 34 million of whom are children. This is up from 360 million people five years ago.
World Hearing Day is observed to highlight timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential.
The main reasons for this increase is a growing ageing population and the persistence of risks, such as ear and vaccine-preventable infections like measles, mumps and rubella; the use of medicines that can harm hearing such as those used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria etc.; and exposure to loud sounds through personal audio devices and in entertainment venues and workplaces.
MAA ENT Hospitals – state of art 100 bed super speciality ENT, Head & Neck hospital with seven super specialty clinics in and around Hyderabad and Kolkata dedicated to provide comprehensive range of hearing solutions that include medical and surgical services. World class hearing aids with latest technology is highlights of MAA ENT. “MAA Research Foundation” associated with MAA ENT Hospitals: MRF” is committed to eradicate deafness from the society & treat ENT ailments of the destitute free of charges, research & develop treatment methods & aids that are affordable, conduct ENT health awareness & screening camps with free distribution of medication.
On the occasion of world hearing day there are series of programs that are geared up for the awareness and screening of all kinds of hearing problems at all the branches of MAA ENT Hospitals in Hyderabad. Also free Cochlear Implantation surgery by world renowned ENT Surgeon Dr. K R Meghanadh will be held at MAA Hospitals, which is a boon to the underprivileged for cochlear implants to treat deafness in association with MAA Research Foundation (MRF). Due to lack of skill-based professionals in ENT and Speech & Hearing, MAA ENT management produces quality professionals to the society.
Ms. Sunita Kumar (CMD), Dr. K R Meghanadh (MD), Dr. Venkat Ram Reddy along with MAA ENT team participated in this event.