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Botswana commemorates World Hearing Day

02 Mar 2023

In compliance with this year’s theme for World Hearing Day:  Ear and Hearing care for all, Let’s make it a reality, Botswana’s youth and elderly are provided with hearing assistive devices free of charge.

    A Ministry of Health press release states that all Batswana below the age of 18 or above 65 who have been determined to be suffering from severe ear health conditions should be provided with free hearing assistive devices.

“The ministry facilities across the country should stand ready to assist all Batswana on ear and hearing care conditions, for early diagnosis and possible prevention of complications,” says the release.

It calls upon all Batswana to take their ear health seriously and always seek medical attention at the earliest suspicion of some ear condition.

   The release cautions Batswana not to expose their ears to loud noise for a prolonged period of time without any protection as that can put them at a high risk of ear damage and ultimately hearing loss (deafness).

  WHO designated March 3 World Hearing Day with the aim of raising awareness about deafness and the importance of ear care.

The 2023 theme encourages everyone to make a commitment towards ensuring that they promote ear and hearing care at all times. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : BOPA

Location : Gaborone

Event : Press statement

Date : 02 Mar 2023