‘The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it.’
World Hearing Day on March 3, 2023, highlighted the importance of integrating ear and hearing care, within primary healthcare care.
Hearing loss is more common than we think - up to 19% of South African school children suffer from varying degrees of hearing difficulty. Hearing is the foundation for speech and language development as well as learning and communication. The long-term impact of losing one of the key senses, has a major impact on the quality of life.