Did you know, over 80% of ear and hearing care needs globally remain unmet?

Hearing loss has often been referred to as an ‘invisible disability’. As GPs we play a pivotal role in supporting patients overcome the challenges posed by societal misperceptions and stigmatising mindsets by improving access to services.

Join us on Wednesday 13 March 18:15 – 19:15 bringing together a panel of experts for World Hearing Day 2024. We will share the latest evidence on hearing and balance disorders, answer your questions and signpost to updated resources, including the RCGP Deafness and hearing loss toolkit.

Guest speakers include

  • Dr Devina Maru – GP with a specialist interest in ENT
  • Crystal Rolfe – Director for Strategy at Royal National Institute for Deaf People
  • Jean Straus – Patient advocate stemming from sudden hearing loss
  • Jack Stancel-Lewis – Healthcare Science Fellow & Audiologist, NHS England

Learning outcomes

  1. Enhanced knowledge of best practices in ear and hearing care, showcasing the deafness and hearing loss toolkit which has the latest evidence-based approaches to diagnose, manage, and rehabilitate hearing loss and balance disorders.
  2. Discussing effective communication strategies with patients with hearing loss and the Royal National Institute of Deaf People (RNID) free hearing check.
  3. Reducing stigma and promoting patient-centred care. Gaining insights into creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for patients with hearing loss.
  4. Understanding the broader context of hearing care, learning about the social, economic, and cultural factors that impact access to and utilisation of ear and hearing care services

Who should attend

Medical practitioners in the primary care setting, including but not limited to:

  • GPs and other primary care prescribers
  • General practice nurses

This webinar has been facilitated with the support of BIHIMA