Deafness prevention: Check your hearing, WHO launched app “hearWHO”

Hear WHO app : Deafness prevention: Check your hearing, WHO launched app "hearWHO"

New Delhi. 4th
March. Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize
that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. So, the World health organization
has launched an app named “hearWHO”, a free application for mobile
devices for checking hear loss. This app allows people to check their hearing
regularly and intervene early in case of hearing loss. The app is targeted at
those who are at risk of hearing loss or who already experience some of the
symptoms related to hearing loss.

The app was
launched on last 3rd March on the “World Hearing Day 2019.”

The HearWHO
app allows people to check their hearing. This free app will be used to:

Raise
awareness about the importance of hearing.

Encourage
people to check their hearing regularly and practice safe listening.

Allow health
workers to check the hearing status of people in their communities.

Theme of World
Hearing Day 2019

World
Hearing Day 2019 (3rd March) theme was “Check your hearing”.

Near about
466 million people live with disabling hearing loss. More than one billion
young people (12-35 years) are at risk of hearing loss. And 750 billion is
overall cost of undressing hearing loss globally.

Who will
be benefitted by “hearWHO”,

This app
will benefit those who are often exposed to high levels of sound, such as those
who listen to loud music or work in noisy places; people who use medicines that
are harmful to hearing; and people aged above 60 years. Symptoms indicating the
onset of hearing loss include a ringing sensation in the ear, known as tinnitus;
frequently missing parts of a conversation; or a tendency to increase the
volume of television, radio or audio devices.

In a press
release Dr Etienne Krug, Director of the WHO Department for the Management of
Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, and Violence and Injury Prevention said

“Many
people with hearing loss are unaware of it and as such they miss out on
educational, professional and everyday-life opportunities. “Regular
hearing checks ensure that hearing loss is identified and addressed as early as
possible.”

This app is compatible
for with IOS & Android devices.

Android users download this app from google play storehttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hearxgroup.hearwho

Apple iPhone users download this app from app storehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hearwho-check-you-hearing/id1449966543?ls=1&mt=8

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