The World Health Organisation and the secretariat of the World Hearing Forum informed us on the 22nd of July that AEA became a member of the World Hearing Forum.
The WHF envisions a world in which no person experiences hearing loss due to preventable causes and those with hearing loss can achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education and empowerment.
The goal of the Forum is to facilitate the implementation of the WHA70.13 resolution and support WHO’s advocacy actions in the field of hearing.
Objectives of the WHF:
• Undertake advocacy efforts for galvanizing support and raise awareness for ear and hearing care
• Promote networking for knowledge sharing
The Membership Responsibilities are:
• Promote the work, vision, goals, and objectives of the Forum
• Actively initiate and participate in the activities, discussions and deliberations of the Forum
• Participate in the Forum Membership Assembly
• Participate, as appropriate, in the Forum working groups
• Share knowledge and information with other members of the Forum
AEA European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals membership is effective as of July 2019