Hearing Conservation

50% of deafness and hearing impairment is avoidable through:

1)  Prevention
2) Early Diagnosis
3) Management


*  Promotion of public awareness regarding the importance of good hearing and its protection, causes, and consequences of hearing impairment and proper ear care.

*  Screening programs in schools and communities for early detection and intervention.

*  Capacity building of barangay health workers, community based rehabilitation field workers, nurses, and rural health physicians on prevention of deafness and hearing impairment.

*  Referral to ENTs, neurodevelopmental pediatricians, speech pathologists, therapists, and teachers.