On 3th March, for World Hearing Day 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) draws attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss with the theme “Check your hearing!”. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. Checking one’s hearing would be the first step towards addressing the issue.
SoundLife supports World Hearing Day with its own call to actions:
The Hope For Hearing CSR Project – is an initiative of SoundLife Hearing in collaboration with Swiss Medicare (sole distributor for Phonak Hearing Aid) which will donate 16 units Phonak hearing aids (worth RM 92,800.00) for public with low income group. Its application link is Here.
Detecting a hearing impairment is very important for a child’s development. The earlier hearing loss is diagnosed and treated, the better chance children have of developing to their fullest potential. If hearing loss is not treated, children have considerable difficulty learning to speak. They cannot follow what is happening in the classroom as they should – and in some cases they cannot attend school at all. The consequences for children from low-income families are dire, since they face a life of disadvantages and social isolation.
So if you work with children or have children on your own, here are some tips for you to know what can cause hearing loss, how you can avoid it and when you should suspect it.
WHAT CAUSES HEARING LOSS?
Among children and adults
Your child may have hearing loss if he or she
Source: WHO 2019, World Health Organization’s website