60% of hearing problems can be treated in primary care

60% των προβλημάτων ακοής μπορούν να αντιμετωπιστούν στην πρωτοβάθμια περίθαλψη

Michalis Mercuropoulos talks about the need to raise awareness in society about hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care in his article on the occasion of World Hearing Day, which is celebrated every year on March 3.

The Certified Hearing Consultant, member of the Panhellenic Association of Hearing Prosthetists and further trained in Audiology Neurootology at the Medical School of Athens states among others that 60% of ear and hearing problems are among the most common health issues and that they can be identified and treated in primary care.

“Every year on March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) marks World Hearing Day to raise awareness of hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care.

The WHO message for 2023 is to emphasize the integration of ear and hearing care into primary care!

Ear and Hearing care for everyone! Let’s make it a reality!

World Hearing Day 2023 is focused on early recognition and prevention of hearing loss!

Ear and hearing problems are among the most common health issues and 60% of them can be identified and treated in primary care. Dealing with hearing loss can have a positive impact on a person’s life leading to:

  • Successful communication and interpersonal relationships.
  • Speech, language and language development in children.
  • Healthy aging.
  • Education and employment opportunities.
  • Good mental health and well-being.

Integrating ear and hearing care into primary care services is an important step in addressing preventable hearing loss!

  • Innovative cost-effective solutions can improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss.
  • Combining technology with accessible environments and inclusive public health strategies can ensure that these benefits reach everyone who needs them.

Everyone should have their hearing checked, especially people who are frequently exposed to loud noise or music, the elderly, and those exposed to drugs and chemicals that can damage the hearing system. WHO developed listenWHO, a free mobile and web software application for hearing screening.

At Certified Hearing Centers we can help you by providing comprehensive solutions to protect and restore your hearing.”