The World Hearing Day Celebration with the theme 'Hearing for Life', emphasises education as a vital component in raising awareness towards better ear and hearing care, as well as prevention of hearing loss. In conjunction with the celebration, the Ministry of Health through the Otorhinolaryngology, ORL Department, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, organised exhibitions in the four government hospitals in the country.
The exhibition aimed to raise awareness on the importance of ear and hearing care. Various activities are also held for the public among them free ear checks, hearing tests and quizzes. According to Doctor Pengiran Norsuhazenah Binti Pengiran Suhaili, ORL Specialist, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, the program is part of efforts to disseminate to the public on measures that should be done to ensure that our hearing is always healthy during our lifetime. Through the exhibition, the public can also take a closer look at the contributing factors to hearing loss.
Source: Radio Television Brunei