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Go for early ear screening residents advised

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Kisii county CECM for Health Sarah Omache with other officials during the marking of Hearing Day In Kisii county [photo Brighton makori]

By Brighton Makori .

Kisii Kenya 03 March 2021 ……….As the world cerebrates Hearing day Kisii residents have been urged to go for ear screening so as to identify any developing problem.

Speaking today at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital [KTRH] during the celebrations the county Executive Committee member for health Sarah Omache and the Kisii director of health Geoffrey Otomu who is also a Ear, Nose and Troth (ENT) specialist said that most of the people are becoming deaf because of negligence.

Early screening will identifying any developing problems , therefore we call upon residents to go for services, this will help to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course. ” He said

They also noted that timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course and Investing in cost effective interventions will benefit people with hearing loss and bring financial gains to the society.

Doctor Ontomu said that their is a lot of discrimination due to deafness in the community asking locals to go for early diagnosis.

World hearing day is celebrated annually to create awareness of ear health.