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University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus

261 Morrin Road

St Johns

Auckland 1072

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Public Health Course: Planning for Hearing Impairment

The Eisdell Moore Centre at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, is pleased to be holding this short course that will introduce public health approaches to hearing impairment to health professionals and provide tools for advocacy and health promotion.

Background: 466 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss and ear disease is estimated to have a high prevalence among Māori and Pasifika communities in New Zealand and in communities in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) where there is a lack of supported national programmes and strategies to prevent and manage hearing loss. A public health approach is advocated to tackle the growing problem of hearing loss and ear disease.

Aim: To enable participants to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and the challenges of providing ear and hearing healthcare to underrepresented communities and in Low to Middle Income Countries. The course will familiarise participants with public health approaches to ear and hearing health and show how to develop programmes for hearing loss prevention and management.

This public health course is ideal for:

  • E.N.T. surgeons, Otologists, Audiologists, Paediatricians or allied hearing health professionals, especially in the communication sciences, health planners or NGO workers.
  • Those interested in starting, continuing or resuming a career in ear and hearing health in underrepresented communities or LMICs.
  • Those that wish to learn about the planning principles involved in establishing public health programmes for ear and hearing health.

Cost: The course is free to attend for participants that are Pacific Island Residents, however, you will need to cover costs for flights, accommodation and transfers.

Please note that this registration portal is for participants that are Pacific Island Residents only.

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University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus

261 Morrin Road

St Johns

Auckland 1072

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