The Science of Healthy Hearing Podcast

A Global Hearing Health Crisis

The Science of Healthy Hearing

In this episode, Dr Shelly Chadha, Technical Lead for Ear and Hearing Health at the World Health Organization (WHO), highlights the crisis in hearing health that the world is facing and what the WHO in their 2023 campaign “Hearing Care for All, Let’s Make it a Reality” is doing to helping address the crisis.

Content Warning: This episode discusses family & domestic violence. If this raises any issues for you, contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT- 1800 737 732 

In this episode, you will learn

The global, regional and local status of ear health, inequities in access to hearing health care for developing and developed countries.

How Ear Science and WHO are working to address the global crisis in hearing health

Dr Shelly Chadha, Technical Lead for Ear and Hearing Health at WHO

Dr Shelly Chadha is responsible for WHOs work on the prevention of deafness and hearing loss including advocacy for the prioritisation of hearing care; technical support to countries for the development of hearing care strategies and relevant tools.

Sandra Bellekom, CEO of Ear Science Institute Australia

Sandra Bellekom is the Chief Executive Officer of Ear Science Institute Australia, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Ear and Hearing Care, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin Medical School, and Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Ear Sciences Centre and Medical School, UWA.

She has dedicated the past two decades to helping people around the world enjoy better hearing. With a mix of strong business acumen and extensive experience in clinical service and patient-centred care, Sandra has a unique ability to view all facets of a hearing organisation, from the overarching organisation view through to the critical frontline of patient care.

World Hearing Day

Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality

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