World Hearing Day At MAA ENT Hospitals

World Hearing Day is observed on the 3rd of March every year. According to World Health Organization, 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050; according to new estimates released by WHO currently 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss, 34 million of whom are children. This is up from 360 million people five years ago.

World Hearing Day is observed to highlight timely and effective interventions that can ensure that people with hearing loss can achieve their full potential. The main reasons for this increase is a growing aging population and the persistence of risks, such as ear and vaccine-preventable infections like measles, mumps, and rubella; the use of medicines that can harm hearing such as those used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, etc.; and exposure to loud sounds through personal audio devices and in entertainment venues and workplaces.

MAA ENT Hospitals, state of art 100 bed super specialty ENT, Head & Neck hospital with seven super-specialty clinics in and around Hyderabad and Kolkata dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of hearing solutions that include medical and surgical services. World-class hearing aids with the latest technology are highlights of MAA ENT. MAA Research Foundation associated with MAA ENT Hospitals is committed to eradicate deafness from the society and treat ENT ailments of the destitute free of charges, research and develop treatment methods and aids that are affordable, conduct ENT health awareness and screening camps with the free distribution of medication.

On the occasion of world hearing day, there are a series of programs that are geared up for the awareness and screening of all kinds of hearing problems at all the branches of MAA ENT Hospitals in Hyderabad. Also, free Cochlear Implantation surgery by world-renowned ENT Surgeon Dr. K R Meghanadh will be held at MAA Hospitals, which is a boon to the underprivileged for cochlear implants to treat deafness in association with MAA Research Foundation (MRF). Due to lack of skill-based professionals in ENT and Speech & Hearing, MAA ENT management produces quality professionals to the society. Sunita Kumar (CMD), Dr. K R Meghanadh (MD), Dr. Venkat Ram Reddy along with MAA ENT team participated in this event.