Coalition for Global Hearing Health

Making Hearing Health a Global Priority



It is a pleasure to announce the Arab Hearing Health (AHH 2014) conference, as a joint conference between Advanced Arab Academy of Audiovetibulogy (4A), The Bundesinnug der Hörgerätea  kustiker KdöRat Lubeck and Al Ahlyyah Amman University.  The conference will be held at the Dead Sea, Jordan, 27-29 of May 2014. To participate in the conference,  give oral or poster presentation in any of the conference topics, please email Dr. Mohammed Al-Masri (, President of AHH 2014, with the title and the abstract of the presentation As Soon As Possible

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Audiometers available for humanitarian use

The Coalition for Global Hearing Health still has some new portable audiometers that can be donated at no cost to humanitarian groups or person(s) to improve hearing health care services in developing countries. If you want to obtain one of these audiometers, please visit this page for further information and to submit an application.
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Want to know what we do at one of our conferences?

Here is a copy of the conference brochure from 2013.  We are pleased that Kathryn Bouton, acclaimed author of "Shouting Won't Help", will be the Keynote speaker of the 2014 Conference.  PLUS, a virtual speech featuring Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of Earth Institute. With a stellar offering of over 50 presentations, this Conference promises to be the best attended yet!

Join us at St. Catherine's College at Oxford (UK), 25 - 26 July 2014.  

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Spreading Hearing Health to North Canada

The isolated location and harsh conditions in Attawapiskat, Ontario, created not only challenges for a sustainable outreach program, but a solution.  Read more . . .

Friday, December 27, 2013/Author: Jackie Clark/Number of views (480)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Conference Review

Thanks for participating in our 4th Annual Conference of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health!

The 4th Coalition for Global Hearing Health Conference hosted by Vanderbilt University - Bill Wilkerson Center was an international resounding success.  Please view our conference highlights and view the final program (Program Book Final in PDF format). 


To advocate for hearing health services and policies, to equip and empower hearing healthcare professionals, families, educators, communities and the hearing impaired, and to encourage and perpetuate best practices.


To promote and enhance hearing health services in low-resourced communities


Join the Coalition movement to support our shared interest in hearing healthcare work and service that reaches low-resource communities.  As a member , you invest in the Coalition for Global Hearing Health efforts to improve Best Practices, Family/Community Empowerment, Embrace Technology, Enhance Education and Training, and Advocacy in related areas of hearing health.  


Our inaugural conference, held in June of 2010 at the headquarters of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in Alexandria Virginia was a great success. Representatives from 17 countries including professionals from all aspects of hearing healthcare, deaf educators and patient advocates met and discussed common interests. During our second conference at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles we engaged in extended discussions about the highest priority concerns in hearing healthcare around the world and especially in low-resource settings. In the subsequent conferences at the EduPlex in Pretoria, South Africa and Vanderbilt University, we identified areas of need where the Coalition can have the most impact and further refined goals.  Now with committees established with designated chair-persons from around the world, the Coalition for Global Hearing Health is strategically positioned to reach consensus and accomplish the goal put forth. 

We have divided these goals into five categories: Advocacy and the Media, Training and Education, Technology, Best Practices, and Community / Family Empowerment. This year we continuted the tradition with breakout discussion sessions on these topics that will evolve into CGHH Steering Committees with the goal of continuing this work throughout the year.

The purpose of each annual conference is to enable us to come together to share the challenges we have faced and the solutions we have developed, to raise awareness of important issues and to explore new technologies to help us meet our goals. Thanks to your involvement and to the generous support of our past conference hosts, we continue our work to promote and enhance hearing health services in low resource communities.