Register to attend the ENT UK & BSA Inaugural Global Health Meeting 2018!

Register to attend the ENT UK & BSA Inaugural Global Health Meeting 2018. This meeting will be held on Friday, 11th May at Resource for London, Holloway Road.

ENT UK and the BSA have formed a partnership for this meeting which aims to mobilise delegates and share the importance of ENT conditions on the global health stage. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a great deal of information on the impact of hearing loss on those affected. The majority of people with disabling hearing loss live in low- and middle-income countries.

Impact of hearing loss

Functional impact

One of the main impacts of hearing loss is on the individual’s ability to communicate with others. Spoken language development is often delayed in children with unaddressed hearing loss.

Unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases such as otitis media can have a significantly adverse effect on the academic performance of children. They often have increased rates of grade failure and greater need for education assistance. Access to suitable accommodation is important for optimal learning experiences but are not always available.

The information above was taken from the WHO ‘Deafness and hearing loss’ fact sheet, last updated in February 2017.

Speakers include: Shelly Chadha from the World Health Organisation (WHO) & Robin Youngs, ENT Consultant

    

Delegates will leave this meeting with increased knowledge of global health ENT and audiology issues and the practical problems of addressing these challenges at both global and local levels. This meeting will also provide the perfect environment to network with peers and like minded people who are dedicated to shining a light on these issues and changing the lives of those affected.

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