World Health Organization to Address the Problems of Deafness and Hearing Impairment on a Larger Scale
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.
KeywordsHearing Loss Hearing Impairment Regional Office Chronic Suppurative Otitis Medium Focal Person
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