Organizational & meetings

(The Second GB meeting of the society for Sound Hearing, held in Jakarta, Indonesia in December 2007)

The 2nd GB meeting along with the 4th EC meeting was held at Jakarta, Indonesia on the 14th - 16th of December 2007. The meetings were accompanied by a Symposium on Childhood Deafness attended by over 100 local participants and experts from all over the world. An exhibition of awareness materials on community ear and hearing health care was oranized. The meeting was also accompanied by the launch of the Indonesian National Committee, signed by the Minster of Health of Indonesia.

The 5th EC meeting of the Society was held at Dhaka, Bangladesh in on the 27th - 28th May 2008. The meeting saw the launch of the Bangladesh National Committee for Prevention of Deafness. It was also accompanied by a Symposium on Prevention of Hearing loss for the benefit of the local ENT community.

The 6th EC meeting of the Society was held at the Maulana Azad College, New Delhi on the 19th to 20th of January 2009. It was accompanied by an expert committee meeting to develop guidelines regarding 'Infant hearing screening in India', in partnership with WHO India office and Govt. Of India.

A workshop was held in Bangalore, involving the core group of the EC, to discuss the next five year plan (2010-2014), in collaboration and consultation with CBM SARO (N) office and several experts as advisors, on the 24th - 26th of March 2009.

The 7th EC meeting was held in Rayong Thailand, 8th - 9th August 2009. Registration issues were discussed as well as the five year plan and the upcoming GB meeting planned.

(3rd General Body meeting held at Kathmandu, Nepal in December 2009)

The 3rd General body meeting of the Society along with the 8th EC meeting was held at Kathmandu, Nepal on the 9th - 10th December 2009. This was preceded by an 'Intercountry Consultative meeting' to develop Guiding Principles for Infant hearing screening in the SEA region. The meeting was attended by experts from all over the world. A symposium on Screening for Hearing Loss in Children was also held at the same time, and was attended by many local participants including ENT doctors and audiologists. A photo competition and exhibition of the hearing impaired was held and rendered a lot of interest.

Profile of Supporting Agencies

  • CBM (External website)
  • WHO (External website)
  • WHO SEARO (External website)
  • International Federation of Otolorayngological Societies (IFOS) (External website)
  • Hearing International 
(External website)
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (External website)
  • IMPACT (External website)
  • WWHearing (External website)
  • International Society of Audiology (External website)