A referral system has been developed by the creators of the application to ensure that people who fail the hearZATM test are forwarded to their closest hearing health providers. Referral Platforms have been approached by audiological practices in order to receive hearZA referrals.260,000 hearZATM tests will be completed by the end of this year, an indication to the endeavour being made to make hearing healthcare easily accessible to individuals suffering from suspected or real hearing problems
The WHO on this day will be highlighting hearing loss as one of the most common chronic disabilities ranking high among lifestyle diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Audiologists will be conducting open days in their practices & talks will be organised for members of the public, including learners at schools.
Loud music, a very intrinsic part of recreation, today, is another important cause of hearing loss and tinnitus. Technology is coming up with hearing aid offerings that will now make devices available at affordable costs to those suffering from loss of hearing.