The expert think tank of the Society for Sound Hearing has been involved in the development of suitable models relating to Primary Ear & Hearing Care as well as Prevention of hearing loss and deafness. The recommendations given below are developed by the society through a process of consultative meetings and expert committee meetings. These include:

  • 'Healthy Ear District' recommendations (180 KB) PDF File Opens in a new window: This concept is based on the need to develop community ear and hearing health services through outreach services in target districts in South East Asia, as implementation of "SOUND HEARING 2030", for the prevention and alleviation of hearing impairment.
  • 'Less Noise City' recommendations (115 KB) PDF File Opens in a new window: Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss in the 28 million people with impaired hearing in the United States alone, and health statistics suggest a trend that the incidence of hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages. The concept of Less noisy city tells us how to bring about greater awareness of this problem and reduce this problem.

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)