Summary Virtual Lunch Debate “EAR AND HEARING CARE FOR ALL!” (Wednesday 1st of March 2023)

Virtual Lunch Debate “EAR AND HEARING CARE FOR ALL!” Let’smakeitareality Host: MEP David Lega (Sweden, EPP)World Hearing Day

AEA (European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals), EFHOH (European Federation of Hard of Hearing People), EURO-CIU (European Association of Cochlear Implant Users) and EHIMA (European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association) join forces with WHO (World Health Organization ) for this Virtual Lunch Debate on the 1st of March 2023 from 12.30 to 14.30 h CET.
Theme this year is: “Ear and hearing care for all! – Let’s make it a reality”.


Welcome & Introduction – MEP David Lega (Sweden, EPP)
Ear and Hearing Care for All – Let’s make it a reality – World Hearing Day 2023 – Shelly Chadha – WHO Geneva
Adult hearing screening in Europe: a key prerequisite towards a hearing health strategy – Patrick D’Haese – EHIMA
Hearing Care Access in Europe – Hearing Aids – Lidia Best – EFHOH
Hearing Care Access in Europe – Cochlear Implants – Teresa Amat – EURO-CIU
Why and how to avoid the consequences of untreated hearing loss – Mark Laureyns – AEA
The importance of Quality Hearing Care and Rehabilitation in Europe – Ariane Laplante-Lévesque – WHO Europe

In total we had 279 registered participants from in total 49 countries. The top 12 is under, and the full list you can find in the graph.

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