Hear it here!
Every March 3rd, the world gets to celebrate World Hearing Day. For this year, our theme is “To hear for life, listen with care”. This focuses on the means of hearing loss prevention and importance through safe listening with the possibility of having good hearing through ear and hearing care across the world.
WHO highlighted in its World report on hearing that there was another increased number of people living with and at risk of hearing loss. Statistics show that there are around 360 million people having hearing problem and poses a global cost of $750 billion international dollars for those unaddressed hearing losses. About 32 million children and one in every three people over 65 years of age are affected by hearing loss. Hearing loss due to chronic ear infection is the leading cause while noise exposure and ototoxic medications are other leading causes of hearing loss.
Yes. For years, this has been a global concern especially for us professionals in the hearing field. Let’s face it, communicating with someone with hearing loss can be a challenge: One has to gain their full attention first and letting them see your whole face or mouth movement. Or one has to speak clearly and repeat it several times for it to be understood. Or reducing background noise to enhance speech understandability, or just by simply jotting it down on paper if all else fails. Some would simply say it’s stressful for them to communicate with someone with hearing impairment.
It is more stressful on part of a hard hearing person. Why? Not only does their hearing is affected, but also their mental and emotional psychological state. Denial, shame and embarrassment, depression, anxiety, anger, fatigue, anger, and withdrawal from the society to name a few are usual consequences for their untreated hearing loss.
Fear not because there’s still hope for those with hearing impairment. They can still benefit from hearing aids and cochlear implant. Communication through sign language and captioning services can also aid people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
In line with World Hearing Day and its theme, the Dabu EENT and Hearing Aid Clinic would like to help those who are having a hard time hearing – or just to check how’s your hearing by having a FREE HEARING SCREENING this month of March 2022. We will assist you and be with you in your hearing journey.
How to avail the FREE HEARING SCREENING? Just screenshot this article and show it as you book for an appointment to avail the promo. What are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment by visiting Dabu Clinic located at G/F Dabu Building, Elias Angeles Street, Naga City, Camarines Sur or by setting an appointment online at Dabu EENT Clinic Facebook Page today! Stay safe and safe listening!