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Awareness rally on hearing loss

PUDUCHERRY, 02/03/2018: Students taking part at a rally to create awareness on Hearing, in Puducherry on Friday. World Hearing Day is observed worldwide on 3rd March. Photo: S.S. Kumar

PUDUCHERRY, 02/03/2018: Students taking part at a rally to create awareness on Hearing, in Puducherry on Friday. World Hearing Day is observed worldwide on 3rd March. Photo: S.S. Kumar   | Photo Credit: S_S_KUMAR

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World Hearing Day is observed on March 3

A rally was taken out on the eve of World Hearing Day to raise awareness of steps to prevent loss of the faculty and to highlight the special problems of the hearing-impaired.

This year, the World Health Organisation has sought to draw attention towards the anticipated rise in the number of people with hearing loss across the world with the theme “Hear the future”.

The key messages for this event will highlight the expected rise in prevalence of hearing loss globally over the coming years (based on statistical projections), efforts required to stem the rise through appropriate preventive action; and need to ensure that people with hearing loss have access to the required rehabilitation services and the communication tools and products they require.

In the city, the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute led a rally that started from the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services and proceeded through Nehru Street, the Chief Secretariat and concluded at Gandhi Statue on Beach Road.

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