international outreach: a newborn hearing screening in progress

Half of all cases of deafness in developing countries are avoidable through prevention of infectious diseases (e.g., meningitis, measles, etc), exposure to excessive noise, and use of ototoxic drugs.

Get Involved

Many different groups and organizations are involved in providing volunteer services to developing countries to improve hearing health. The following links provide information about some of these efforts that may provide you with ideas of how you can get involved!