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Conference to spotlight hearing impairment
BY JAMIL KHAN March 08, 2018
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SHARJAH: Five international experts will be keynote speakers at a 2-day conference titled “5% within Frequency Range” in bid to address the prevailing issues faced by the hearing impaired.

The conference, with eight workshops and 19 approved papers to be read by experts, will be held in Radisson Blu hotel in Sharjah on April 17-18 and is organised by the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The development was announced at a press conference held on Tuesday and attended by Mona Abdul Kareem Al Yafei, Manager of SCHS, Mohammed Fawzi, Manager at Early Intervention Center and Afaf Al Haridi, Director of Al Amal School in the presence of a number of journalists and officials.

The speakers will highlight the latest research findings about persons facing hearing impairment. The conference coincides with 43th Week of the Deaf, which is celebrated by the bodies working with the hearing impaired in the Arab world.

The conference will highlight the challenges facing persons with hearing impairment, whose percentage to the entire population of the world according to World Health Organization’s statistics has reached (360) million people.  They represent 5% of the total population of the world.

The conference aims at finding initiatives and practical recommendations to address a number of challenges facing persons with hearing impairment in culture, education, health, work, and family matters.  Furthermore, a number of experiences and inventions in the field of hearing impairment will be demonstrated.

The conference is expected to attract, in addition to participants, large numbers of visitors such as Otolaryngologists, Hearing Therapists, Language and Health Care Professionals, and a number of academics.

Fawzi, while talking to The Gulf Today, said, “Experts in the field will read their papers under five themes as scientific programme of the two-day conference. The speakers are from different countries from Europe, USA, Canada as well as various GCC states,” he added.

The five themes under the conference will be held including bilingual /be-cultural, deaf education, health care for the deaf and hard of hearing, working beyond the stereotype of the deaf and the hard of hearing and famiky: a key partner. 

Earlier the coordinating committee of the conference received 75 papers and decided to held 18 workshops after the evolution through three stages, the committee finalises 19 papers, 8 workshops on selected themes and many keynote speakers.

He also pointed that they are expecting around 200 participants besides representatives from various institutions around the country to get benefits of new findings, teaching methods and helping deaf to integrate into their societies.

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