Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment – Virtual Short Course

Event Location
Indian Institute of Public Health - Virtual Course, India

Event Dates
23 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020

Event Website

Event Cost
IR 3500 / USD 100


The World Health Organization estimates that there are about 466 million people in the world with disabling hearing loss. Almost 90% 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 familiarise participants with public health approaches to ear and hearing care and show how to develop programmes for prevention and management.

This 10-day virtual course is particularly suitable if you:

  • Are an Otolaryngologist, 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 methods of this course includes:

  • Interactive virtual sessions
  • Participatory Group work
  • Develop planning document
  • Virtual Field trip