World Hearing Day is an annual global advocacy event
and the largest awareness campaign on that calls for action to address hearing
loss and related issues. My application was one of 52 selected from the total
of 133 applications submitted for a World Hearing Day Small Grant. My application was judged by the World Health
Organization to be one of the best.
I planned the first Virtual Gallery Project about hearing loss, under the title:‘Hearing for ALL’- A Virtual Gallery Project. to Promote Hearing Health during the Life-course.
Specific aims of this activity were
• To promote the hearing health research that is taking place in the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO) and the launch of the PLACE Project.
• To disseminate the following World Health Organization’s key messages of World Hearing Day 2021, which are supported by our current research activity.
•The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable.
•Timely action is
needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course.
to General public:
•Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life.
•Hearing loss can be avoided through preventative actions such as protection against loud sounds.
The objectives of the project were achieved through a series of activities related to World Hearing Day (3rd of March), that included:
a. Photo contest under the topic ‘Hearing for ALL’- A Virtual Gallery Project to Promote Hearing Health during the Life-course
b. Exhibition with all entries. There were 45 photos from 15 countries that entered the photo competition. The online art exhibition listed photos, visual art and poems relevant to the WHO messages for the day 'Hearing care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate'.
c. A special
topic lecture on the World Hearing Day to showcase the groundbreaking research
by researchers at the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO) and
the launch of the PLACE Project.
Lecture available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLj_ZxiSUps&t=2s
|Awarded date||10 Feb 2021|
|Degree of recognition||International|
|Granting Organisations||World Health Organization (WHO)|
|Awarded at event||‘Hearing Care for ALL’- A Virtual Gallery Project to Promote Hearing Health during the Life-course|