SAC Audiology Event Webcast: Can We Realize the Goal of Hearing Care For All?: What the World Report on Hearing Says (2021)

Shelly Chadha, MBBS, MS, PhD; Racheal Hapunda, MD; Kathy Pichora-Fuller, PhD; Ruth Warick, PhD
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Presented by Shelly Chadha, MBBS, MS, PhD; Racheal Hapunda, MD; Kathy Pichora-Fuller, PhD; Ruth Warick, PhD

In March 2021, the World Health Organization launched the first-ever World Report on Hearing, which outlines a public health approach to making (ear and) hearing care accessible for all. The report demonstrates the growing need for hearing care globally and explains why this should be a public health priority. It showcases the possibilities in this field and dives into the challenges which limit its progress, along with possible ways to address these. It then outlines the way forward through integration of people-centered (ear and) hearing care within national plans for universal health coverage. It proposes a package of H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions that must be prioritized and delivered through strengthened health systems.

The webinar will present the vision of hearing care for all elaborated in this report. Speakers representing the government sector, professional groups and civil society will outline their views on how their roles in this collaborative effort.

Agenda (60 minutes)

25 minutes: Hearing care for all and the World report on hearing: Shelly Chadha
10 minutes: Q and A
5 minutes: Hearing care for all: role of governments: Racheal Hapunda, Government of Zambia
5 minutes: Hearing care for all: role of professionals: Kathy Pichora-Fuller
5 minutes: Hearing care for all: role of civil society: Ruth Warick, International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
10 minutes: Discussion


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