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World Health Organization to Address the Problems of Deafness and Hearing Impairment on a Larger Scale

  • Bulantrisna Djelantik-Soejoto

Abstract

The far reaching implications of hearing loss, both in respect of development of communication skills, as well as in social, economic and quality of life, warrants an urgent need to highlight the magnitude and severity of the problem. Although it is not a death-causing disease, the implication of hearing impairment is tremendous, not only in the individual and family, but also in the community. This disability cannot be “seen” and therefore has been very low in profile and programs in the scope of the World Health Organization (WHO) work are much behind other programs.

Keywords

Hearing Loss Hearing Impairment Regional Office Chronic Suppurative Otitis Medium Focal Person 
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References

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    Report of the International Workshop on Primary Ear and Hearing Care (1998), Cape Town, South Africa, 12–14 MarchGoogle Scholar
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    Report of the 3rd Informal Consultation on Future Programme Developments for Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment World Health Organization (1999), Geneva (11–12 February), WHO/PBD/PDH/ 00. 9Google Scholar
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    Report of the 3rd Informal Consultation on Future Programme Developments for Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment World Health Organization (1999), Geneva (11–12 February), WHO/PBD/PDH/OO. 9Google Scholar
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    Guidelines for Hearing Aids and Services for Developing Countries (2001), World Health Organization, Geneva, July (PBD/ PDH /01. 1 )Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bulantrisna Djelantik-Soejoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Community Hearing HealthBandungIndonesia

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