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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 Outreach Programme

Youth Awareness Week was held at the National Youth Service Camp Iyana Ipaja, Lagos in March 2016, where over 500 newly qualified graduates were educated on the impacts of noise-induced hearing loss. the Youth Corpers were given toolkits on hearing and ear health. i.e. not to insert any object or fluid into their ears unless […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nutrition – Mental 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 […]

Deaf and Hearing Loss Children in our Communities Have the Right to a World-Class Education

What is Education? Education brings about an inherent and permanent change in a person’s thinking and capacity to do things. Effective education is a learning experience.  Education, as we understand it here, is a process of inviting truth and possibility, of encouraging and giving time to discovery. Education is deliberate. We act with a purpose […]

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 […]

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EARCARE FOUNDATION ACCEPTED AS A WORLD HEARING FORUM MEMBEREarcare Foundation was accepted in July 2019 as a member of the new World Hearing Forum, is a global advocacy alliance of all stakeholders in the field of hearing established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote ear and hearing care worldwide. The Forum will be […]