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International Day for Ear and Hearing 2013

A medical technician (standing) working on the ear of a man (seated)
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Miss María Daniela Castellanos Barboza, a hearing aid technician (who also happens to be deaf), completing the process of obtaining the ear canal impression to produce the ear mould necessary to fit a hearing aid to a gentleman in Guayaramerin, Bolivia

3 March is International Day for Ear and Hearing 2013. New estimates from the WHO say that more than 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. CBM joins in the global recognition of this day, which aims aims to raise awareness and promotes community-based activities for ear and hearing health.

Text by Dr Diego Santana-Hernández, Senior Advisor for Ear & Hearing Care, CBM, with collaboration with the CBM Advisory Working Group on Ear and Hearing Care.

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