World Hearing Forum
We are honored to inform you that the International Society of Audiology was approved as a member of the World Hearing Forum (WHF). Our Society is in official relations with the WHO since 2014 and is actively involved in all activities of the WHO programs.
The World Hearing Forum has been set up by WHO following the adoption of the World Health Assembly Resolution WHA70.13. Hosted by WHO, this will be a network of committed stakeholders to drive a global initiative for advocacy and awareness, in order to achieve the goals of the resolution.
WHF members include Member States, non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions.
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 World Hearing Forum:
- Undertake advocacy efforts for galvanizing support and raise awareness for ear and hearing care
- Promote networking for knowledge sharing
Together with other members of the Forum ISA will 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.
International Society of Audiology membership is effective as of July 2019.
Please feel free to share this news with your colleagues. Only together we will be able to achieve the goals of the field of ear and hearing care.
Prof. George Tavartkiladze
ISA Secretary General
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