Bahrain: The Health Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr Jaleela Jawad Hassan, has recently released information regarding the joint participation of the nation with several other countries of the world along with the World Health Organization (WHO) in celebrating World Hearing Day.
According to the reports, Minister Hassan added, “The Kingdom of Bahrain joins the world nations and the World Health Organizations in celebrating the World Hearing Day on March 3 every year, in affirmation of efforts towards the prevention of hearing loss, which is preventable if the causes and symptoms are avoided early.”
Furthermore, World Hearing Day 2023 is held under the slogan “Ear care and hearing for all! “Let’s Make It Real”, focusing on the importance of safe listening as a means to maintain good hearing throughout life stages, aims to spread awareness and promote the importance of ear and hearing health.
It was further highlighted that effective, timely interventions could ensure the ability of people with hearing impairment to reach their full potential and facilitate access.
Those with hearing impairment should educate, employed, and communicate through the availability of the latest therapeutic technologies and hearing aids and providing early intervention through health systems.
In addition, World Hearing Day 2023 also highlights the importance of integrating ear and hearing care in primary care as a key component of comprehensive health coverage, said Jaleela Hassan, Health Minister of Bahrain.
Additionally, the focus is also on this day on the importance of detection and early intervention for hearing loss; as most people do not realize, they are gradually losing their hearing, so hearing check-ups sessions are the first step to treating this problem, especially those who are more at risk of hearing loss such as the elderly, who work in disturbed spaces, And those who listen to loud voices for a long period of time, and those who have ear problems.
Moreover, ear and hearing problems are among the most common problems in society, and over 60% of these problems can be detected and treated at the primary care level. Ear and hearing care can be incorporated into primary care services through training and capacity building at this level.
Minister further explained that “The integration will benefit the people and help countries move forward in the goal of achieving comprehensive health coverage.”
The Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bahrain is keen to organize educational and awareness events and activities in conjunction with the countries of the world celebrating World Hearing Day by organizing workshops, seminars and awareness events aimed at spreading awareness about hearing and urging early diagnosis to increase the chances of success and effectiveness of treatment provided to avoid cases of hearing loss.