World Hearing Day -2021 report



Dept. of Speech & Hearing, MCHP, MAHE has commemorated World Hearing Day on first week of March 2021 with support from Rotary club Ambalpady. Based on the theme put forward by World Health Organization (WHO) that is “Hearing care for all – Screen – Rehabilitate- Communicate”, the department took an initiative by organizing a tele-hearing screening and online questionnaire survey for the cause from March 1st 2021 till March 6th 2021. Focused on creating awareness regarding hearing, its conservation, hearing loss and its effects, information about seeking professional was made available through social media platform like Facebook, Instagram & Youtube were used and informative flyers, posters, videos, celebrity message videos for the public. Department had conducted competitions for students to increase awareness on theme -collage making and vlog making competitions. Inaugural event was held on March 4th 2021 at Sharadha Hall, MCHP. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. Potti Laxmi Narayana Gangadhara Rao (Dr PLNG Rao) Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences), MAHE, Manipal, along with Guest of honour Mr. Ganesh Kumar Mattu President Rotary club of Ambalpady and District Chairman Rotary Youth Exchange Mr Khaleel Ahmed by releasing a public awareness documentary titled “Shrutham” which was prepared by Students of Dept. Of Speech and Hearing Manipal. The programme was conducted in presence of Dr.Arun Maiya, Dean MCHP, Dr Sabu K.M and Dr Krishna Y Associate Deans MCHP, Dr.Usha HOD Speech & Hearing, Dr Archana.G &Ms Bhargavi P.G, Convenors. All in all, the department put forward in making this event a success with an aim of social awareness and welfare.

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