Mar 11 , 2022
Hearing is one of the five senses and to be able to hear is one of the greatest blessings a human is gifted with.
It has been said that we use our eyes to see how to get where we want to go, but then we use our ears to respond, converse with individuals, and gain from them.
The famous educator, Helen Keller, born both deaf and blind, is quoted as saying, "Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people."
World Hearing Day is an international annual event for raising awareness about hearing loss and promoting ear and hearing care.
On World Hearing Day 2022, which will be celebrated on March 3, 2022, with the theme of “To hear for life, listen with care” the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing throughout life. The vital points for WHD 2022 are:
- Taking care of the ear and hearing can enable good hearing throughout life.
- Numerous reasons for hearing misfortune, for example, hearing misfortune brought about by loud sound can be prevented.
- The risk of hearing loss caused by exposure to recreational sounds can be mitigated by safe listening.
- Governments, industry partners, and civil society must raise awareness of and implement evidence-based standards that promote safe listening.
The Early Signs Of Hearing Loss
One should know the early signs to protect oneself from any unfortunate situation in regards to hearing. The signs that hearing may vary with individuals and with different lifestyles but these are the most common:
Increasing difficulty in understanding speech in noisy backgrounds such as restaurants
More concentration is needed to follow a conversation especially when many people are talking
Television being set on higher volume for listening
During shopping, not always understanding a shop assistant
Trouble hearing others clearly in utilizing public vehicle
Acquaintances remark about your hearing not being as good as it used to be
Diagnosis Of Hearing Loss
Your ENT specialist will do a physical examination, and several screening tests such as whisper test, tuning fork test. An audiologist will perform an audiometry test to identify hearing loss.
Communicating With A Hearing Impaired Person
Communicating with someone who has a hearing loss is not difficult. Here are some simple methods for communicating more effectively with the hearing impaired:
- Firstly, gain their attention and make sure to face the person directly, also, whenever possible, remain at the same eye level.
- Speak clearly; there is no reason to yell.
- Make sure not to cover your face with your hands. Allow the audience each opportunity to see your entire face.
- Reduce background noise. Generally, tranquil listening conditions are suggested on the grounds that this gives the most ideal voice gathering and permits the audience to utilize any viewable prompts they might have to help discourse understanding.
- Ensure the light isn't sparkling in their eyes.
- On the off chance that you're not getting your point across, track down an alternate approach to saying exactly the same thing.
- Know that the listener might experience issues getting discourse, even with a listening device. A few hearing-debilitated individuals have more trouble following a discussion than others.
Our Commitment This World Hearing Day
This year’s World Hearing Day we must show our support to the community suffering from hearing depravity. Dr. Essa Lab always shows its commitment to serving the nation in every way possible. We have diagnostic facilities such as audiometry tests that may help in early diagnosis with highly trained professionals willing to help 24/7. You can book your appointment online or visit our nearest branch or contact us at our UAN: (021)-111-786-986