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Chronic otitis media (COM) may contribute over 50% to the global burden of hearing impairment and treating the hearing loss can potentially reduce the global burden by 80%1
suffer from COM around the world1
of all adults with COM develop an associated hearing loss 1
of cases of dementia among older adults maybe caused by unaddressed hearing loss2
International guidelines on treating hearing loss associated with Chronic otitis media (COM) are limited, even at the country-specific level. This leads to unequal and differing outcomes across the world. Without standard clinical guidelines, individuals with COM who may benefit from a treatment will not receive it.
The Healthy Hearing Ears Initiative aims to increase awareness surrounding COM-related hearing loss through the latest clinical evidence and to reach an agreed standard of care.
We are an international group of clinical experts in the fields of otology that forms the Healthy Hearing Ears Advisory Board & the steering committee of the Healthy Hearing Ears Initiative.
What’s the latest?
The second Healthy Hearing Ears seminar was held online on October 14th 2021. More than 300 individuals registered for the event and we would like to thank everybody that participated to make it a huge success. For those of you that could not attend, we are pleased to be able to provide an overview ofContinue reading “Second Healthy Hearing Ears Seminar”
Three members of the Healthy Hearing Ears Advisory Board recently presented the initiative at EAONO 2021. The conference was held online between 6-10 September and we are happy to be able to share our presentations with you. Dr. Douglas Backous introduced the Healthy Hearing Ears Initiative and discussed how we are working to change theContinue reading “Advisory Board Update from EAONO 2021”
You are most welcome to join the Healthy Hearing Ears Advisory Board for their second online seminar on the treatment of chronic otitis media related hearing loss. Please find the full details below and register for the event using the following link:https://healthy-hearing-ears.idloom.events/HHE_seminar
1. World Health Organization. Chronic suppurative otitis media : burden of illness and management options: Geneve : World Health Organization; 2004; Available from: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/42941 [Accessed April 30 2020]
2. Livingston G, Huntley J, Sommerlad A, Ames D, Ballard C, Bannerjee S, et al. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care. Lancet. 2020;396(10248):413–446. Kivimäki M, Singh-Manoux A. Prevention of dementia by targeting risk factors. Lancet. 2018;391(10130):1574–5.