Rotary Club of Lagos Christmas Year End Fellowship

Earcare Foundation was invited to deliver a presentation to the Rotary Club of Lagos at its annual Christmas/Year End Fellowship at the Lagos Motorboat Club Ikoyi, Lagos. The presentation was on the purpose of educating, advocacy and creating awareness of the importance of ear and hearing health within its communities. The Rotary club members were […]

Community Outreach with Rotary Club of Lagos in Sura Lagos Island

Earcare Foundation partnered with the Rotary Club of Lagos with the purpose of educating, creating awareness of the importance of ear and hearing health within the mother and child, pregnant population in Sura Simpson Street Lagos Island. The programme was focused on microsuction earwax removal, hearing assessment, diagnosis and management of ear and hearing problems […]

Community Outreach with Ronchess, Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship, and National Ear Care Centre Kaduna

To make audiology services more accessible to low-resourced rural communities in Kaduna state, Earcare Foundation partnered with the Ronchess and Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship to create an Outreach Programme with the Local ENT department (National Ear Care Centre) with the aim of reducing the negative impact of hearing impairment on health, lifestyle, and communicative abilities of […]

Why Nigerians Neglect Auditory Health, Stigmatise Deaf People

Aderinola Olopade is a clinical audiologist specialised in vestibular diagnostics and tinnitus therapy. A graduate of the University College London, she has been practising as a clinical audiologist for the past 10 years. In this interview with KEHINDE OLATUNJI and WALIAT MUSA, she speaks on the importance of auditory health to overall well-being.  •Urges governments […]

Community Hearing Health

Community outreach programme in rural areas of Lagos state which took place over a period of weeks in 2015. The objective was to work with the local community and its Primary Care Centres to create awareness and education on hearing loss. We provided the communities of Coker-Aguda, Makoko, Lekki- Epe and Yaba hearing aids through […]

Hearing aids for Education

The main objective of the campaign back in 2016 was to assess the hearing health of primary school education students in rural areas of Nigeria. We covered over a 100 students and fitted hearing aids were required to the students also spoke to the school staff and students on the importance of healthy hearing and […]

Mental Health And Hearing Loss

Loss of hearing represents more than just difficulty hearing sounds. It can lead to social isolation and depression. A new study suggests that hearing loss may also be linked to loss of memory and thinking skills. Hearing loss and psychiatric disorders are frequently co-existent (Psychol Med. 2019 Apr;49[6]:891-897). For example, a person who cannot participate […]

The Role Of Immunisation In The Prevention Of Hearing Loss

WHO estimates that about 60% of hearing loss in children under 15 years of age is preventable. Over 30% of childhood hearing loss is caused by diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella meningitis and ear infections. These can be prevented through immunization and good hygiene practices. Another 17% of childhood hearing loss results from complications […]

Take Care Of The Elderly Without Hearing

Age-related damage to the inner ear is the single biggest cause of hearing loss. It’s also known as presbycusis. Most people will experience some level of hearing loss as they go older, this type of hearing loss tends to affect both ears and increases as one gets older. Hearing loss and dementia can often occur […]



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