GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare and Medicine

 
  Share

Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, is launching a number of initiatives to mark World Hearing Day. As a part of its campaign, AHS is shedding the light on some of the issues and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the prolonged use of earphones and the communication challenges faced by people with hearing difficulties, who make up 20% of the world population according to the World Health Organization.  

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) said “Every year we celebrate World Hearing Day to highlight the latest issues pertaining to hearing and, undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on all aspects of our life, including hearing. For example, people with hearing difficulties are facing challenges when communicating with others as they are unable to read their lips due to the mask. That is why this year we launched an initiative to provide masks marked with a hearing disability icon to enable healthcare providers to easily recognize people with hearing difficulties and adapt their communication, whether through speaking slowly and more clearly, or repeating, or communicating through writing. We were also delighted this year to surprise 4 of our patients with hearing aids presented to them in collaboration with Touch of Health.”

Dr. Zafeer Ahmad, Chair of the ENT Department at AHS, added saying “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are using earphones for prolonged periods of time to communicate with family and friends and to attend virtual meetings, which increases the risk of developing hearing loss. That's why we organized an awareness campaign to educate our patients on techniques to reduce this risk, such as avoiding increasing the volume to cover up outside noise, and shifting to a room with less noise in the background, setting the volume to a maximum of 50% or less, and using earphones in both ears to hear better. We also advise people to refrain from using earphones, if they have excessive ear wax.”

Dr. Zafeer added “As a part of the campaign, we also educate patients on the symptoms of hearing loss and the importance of regular checkups. Parents are also advised to monitor their children's response to sounds and their speech and understanding abilities, and raise their concern to their family physician or pediatrician in order to identify and diagnose any issues early.”

AHS provides comprehensive hearing diagnostic and curative services across its network, with ENT clinics available in Al Bahia, Al Falah, Madinat Mohamed bin Zayed, Al Zafaranah Diagnostic & Screening Centers, and Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Center in Abu Dhabi, and Al Hayer, Al Hili, Sweihan, Al Qua, Oud Al Touba Diagnostic & Screening Center, and Al Towayya Children's Specialty Center in Al Ain.

In addition, AHS provides audiology booth diagnostic services in Madinat Mohamed bin Zayed, Al Zafaranah Diagnostic & Screening Center in Abu Dhabi and Al Hili and Oud Al Touba Diagnostic & Screening Center in Al Ain. Specialized occupational hearing clinics are available in Al Madina Occupational Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi and the Occupational Health Clinic in the Disease Prevention & Screening Center in Al Ain.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3850 times
Posted on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cur...
Next Story : Best Ways to Find a Personal Trainer in Dubai
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Star International Mirdif Launches Covid-Friendly “Log In and Learn” Online Shor...
The Power of Love: Pandora Study Explores the Empowering Forces of Motherhood
Kalyan Silks' Biggest Showroom In Dubai Opens at Qusais
Glam for Eid with CATRICE
Sun-kissed Eid Look with Essence
Elevate Your Beauty Game With This Fresh Drop from NOTE Cosmetique
Embrace Effortless Beauty this Summer
Join the Gold Rush at Tanishq Dubai This Akshaya Tritiya
Ambulatory Healthcare Services Announces the Opening of the SEHA Drive-Through S...
Mashreq Posts AED 43 Million Net Profit for 1Q 2021
Philip Morris International Appoints André Calantzopoulos as Executive Chairman ...
Safi Leads Moroccan One-Two on Closing Night of 2021 NAS Sports Tournament
Arab Bank Group Reports First Quarter 2021 Net Profit of $128.3 Million
Abu Dhabi University Welcomes Generations of Graduates to its Alumni Academy
Ajman University honors Renowned Journalist Mustafa Al-Agha for his Social Contr...
Global Village makes History by Breaking 25th Guinness World Records™ Title on S...
A New Royal Oak Offshore Diver Geared for Adventures
Celebrate EID Al-fitr With a Gift From Nespresso
Weekend Max Mara SS 21 - Nature Stills
Dubai Cares Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to dazzle visitors with an immersive jou...
Big, Better Bhima. One For all.
No. FiftySeven Boutique Café Opens first location in Dubai
KPMG Lower Gulf Partners with Special Olympics UAE and Special Olympics Middle E...
InSinkErator and The Sustainable City Work Together to Enhance Management of Foo...
Be One of a Kind With Your Eid Lookbook and Gifting Guide From YOOX
Wego Signs Partnership with Yas Island Abu Dhabi to Promote the Destination to U...
Samsung's EYELIKE™ Fundus Camera Repurposes Galaxy Smartphones to Improve Access...
Agthia Group Announces 57% Increase in Q1 2021 Earnings Per Share and 17% Increa...
DAFZA's Non-Oil Foreign Trade Exceeds AED119 Billion in 2020
Juma Al Majid Est. Celebrates Ramadan With Exclusive Benefits on Select Genesis...
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim Sees 25% Increase in Private and Business Jet Activity in Q1
Siemens Energy to Rebuild West Mosul's Super-Grid Station to Strengthen Iraq's N...
Emirati Medical Innovator Joins Esteemed Judging Panel for James Dyson Awards 2021
Twitter Brings the Ability to Host a Space to all Accounts with 600 or more Followers
Eros Group Expands its Brand Portfolio by Partnering with Ariston, Amazfit, Vaio...
The Challenges and Fads of Digital Disruption
Airbus Reports First Quarter (Q1) 2021 Results'
Dubai Customs Confirms Keenness to Boost Cooperation with Federal Government to ...
Danube Home-Dubai Pledges to Donate 10% of its Profits Towards COVID Relief in India
Empower is Fully Geared Up to Meet the Summer Demand
Carrefour Lands a New Store at Dubai International (DXB)
International Gemological Institute (IGI) Strengthens Consumer Confidence With I...
Air Cargo Demand Reaches All Time High in March, up 4.4% Compared to Pre-COVID Levels
Galaxy S21 Series: Staying Connected to What Matters
Tesla Delivers Strong Q1 Result as Expected with Momentum Intact
Designed Around You: The Best Monitors for Home Use
March Domestic Demand Sees Upsurge but International Travel Still Largely Shutdown
Your Guide to Flawless Brows this Eid with Benefit Cosmetics!
Philips Unveils New Lumea Series 9000, its Fastest, Most Efficient IPL Hair Remo...
UAE Ministry of Economy Working on New Legislation to Include 10 New Sectors to...