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Event: 'Short Course On Public Health Planning For Hearing Impairment' Print
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Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 At 09:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days 1 Hour

3rd to 7th October 2017

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15th September 2017

Cost: INR 6500 (Accommodation can be facilitated at an additional cost)

About the Course

The World Health Organization estimates that there are about 360 million people in the world with disabling hearing loss. Two-thirds of these people live in the low and middle income countries. WHO also states that prevalence of disabling hearing loss in children and adults over 65 is greatest in South Asia, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan African regions. The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and the challenges of providing hearing health in developing countries. The course will familiarize participants with public health approaches to ear and hearing care and show how to develop programmes for prevention and management.

This 5-day course is particularly suitable if you:

  • Are an Otologist, Audiologist, or allied health professional, especially in the health sciences, or a health planner or an NGO staff member.
  • Have an interest in the developing world.
  • Are interested in establishing, continuing or resuming a career in ear and hearing health in the developing world.
  • Have an interest in the planning principles involved in establishing public health programmes for ear and hearing health in the developing world.
  • Are interested in working in partnership with developing world practitioners.

Teaching method of this course includes:

  • Interactive session
  • Group work
  • Develop planning document
  • Field trip

For more information contact:

Prof. GVS Murthy, Director,
Indian Institute of Public Health – Hyderabad &
South Asian Centre for Disability Inclusive Development & Research,
Plot No.1, ANV Arcade, Amar Cooperative Society, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur,
Hyderabad – 500033, INDIA
Tel.No. +91 40 49006001; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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