The Basic Ear and Hearing Care Resource is a new publication by World Health Organization to serve as an information resource for community level workers as well as other interested members of the community.
This resource can help the community to understand common ear diseases and hearing loss. Members of the community can share information with families/people who may have hearing loss.
This resource will enable people to know about the impact of unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases. It will help the community members to suspect and deal with common ear and hearing problems. It will also educate them about possible options for diagnosing and managing these conditions.
This resource focuses on means for prevention and recognition of common ear disease and hearing loss. It also shows that, with understanding and the necessary support, people with hearing loss can play productive roles in the household, school or in the work places.