A National committee for prevention of deafness in Bangladesh was formed in 2006. The Honorable Health Minister of Bangladesh is the Chairman of this committee. The first meeting of the national committee held in 2007 decided to formulate a national policy for prevention of deafness in Bangladesh and to establish an ENT Institute. The aim of the National Policy is to get Sound Hearing by the year 2030.
The Objectives of the national policy are:
A Technical Committee for formulating Policy for Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment in Bangladesh has been formed in May, 2008. The Committee has Drafted of a Plan & Policy on Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment in Bangladesh. The new 'National Institute of ENT' is currently under construction.