MD-KKU students were actively involved in World Hearing Day 2021 activities
Master of Science (Communication Disorder) students, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, produced short videos on hearing loss signs and symptoms in both children and older people to raise the awareness of hearing loss and encourage people to seek medical services in their area. They also produced leaflets on newborn hearing screening, including how to access hearing services in the area. Policy makers also sponsored a newborn hearing screening pilot project.
This ENT Department pilot program helps to screen and detect the hearing ability of newborns throughout the whole Health Region 7 area, and is separated from the hospital screening program for hearing loss only.
Those activities were reported in WHO website https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/world-hearing-day-2021—report-of-activities