World health organisation has designated 3rd March as World hearing day and is celebrated internationally. Every year WHO sets a theme for awareness for this year the theme is “hear for life, listen with care.”
This day actually signifies the importance of listening and hearing and how our life will be dull without hearing. Music, talking to friends, everyday interaction and engaging in communication is possible and easy through hearing. If hearing is impacted the chances of person going in depression rises significantly as the person feels disconnected and fading in the environment, the sense of disengaging from the environment leads to detrimental mental health.
College of speech language and hearing sciences arranged a hybrid seminar for students and professionals to raise awareness and importance of hearing, preservation of hearing loss, red flags of hearing loss not only that but also teaching them about the modern-day management and care and maintenance of amplification devices. Our esteemed Principal Ms. Amina Siddiqui, Dr. Najam ul Haq, Ms. Samreen Zubair, Ms. Zoha Asif and Mr. Hafeez Punjani namely shared their knowledge about these topics.
In the seminar ENT surgeon Dr. Khalid Mahida highlighted the importance of doing otoscopy prior to hearing test and explained the results of otoscopy to know when to refer to an ENT.
Our Vice chancellor of Ziauddin University Mr. Irfan Hyder and Registrar of Ziauddin University Mr. Capt Waqar to show their support to the college and the cause by sharing their opinion.
Written by Rabika Amanullah