Dear Presidents, Secretaries, Cabinet Officers The Hearing loss is a reality with most people age 50 and above. It affects the quality of life and in many
Dear Presidents, Secretaries, Cabinet Officers
The Hearing loss is a reality with most people age 50 and above. It affects the quality of life and in many cases caused disharmony in family and with some, affected jobs. Unfortunately, many of us are ignorant of its cause and prevention hence most of us with various degree of hearing impairment went unnoticed. Our national health screening for the community unfortunately does not include hearing impairment test.
Under the circumstances, LCS MEYER has taken up the challenge to under take hearing loss screening and test for the elders who are under the care of Lions Befrienders SAC as an ongoing concern.
We are very happy to report that Dr Ho Eu Chin, a practicing ENT Specialist with the Tan Tock Seng Hospital has agreed to give a presentation on hearing loss to members of the Lions Club entitled “Hearing Impairment, the commonest disability you have never hear of”. Dr Ho Eu Chin’s talk will cover the following topics:
1. Causes of hearing loss
2. Diagnosis of hearing loss
3. Treatment of hearing loss
4. Prevention of hearing loss
5. Attitude towards hearing loss and use of hearing aids
6. Hearing Aids what they can and can’t do
7. Expectation with hearing aids usage and problems patients may encounter
The Presentation will be held on Friday, 20th January, 2017 at 7.00pm at The Brahm Centre, Renci Hospital #03-09, 71 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329562.
I respectfully invite you to grace the event and would also ask for your strong recommendation to the executives, management and caregivers volunteers at Lions Befrienders and the respective Lions leadership to attend the talk. It is an opportunity to acquire the knowledge on hearing disability so we can detect the problems of the people under our care as well as our very self who are often neglected through ignorance of this very common disability.
I hope to bring awareness to Lions that hearing loss although common, receives too little attention from charities and national health authorities, it is an area we Lions can do more to benefit the community.
I sincerely hope that the District will help to encourage attendance from the Lions
Yours in Lionism
DC Lion Elaine Ng
HEARING PRESERVATION, AWARENESS & ACTION
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Brahm Centre
Renci Hospital #03-09, 71 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329562.