World health organization

10 facts on deafness

A health professional is performing ear examination, sitting under some trees in Africa. The health professional is examining the ear of an adult. Children and women are waiting in a queue behind him. There are medical kits under the tree.
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50% of hearing loss is preventable through public health actions

These include:

  • immunization
  • healthy ear and hearing care habits
  • effective treatment for both acute and chronic ear conditions.
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