By Ogunbayo Oluwaseyi (INN), Ogun
Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has joined the Deaf and the world to commemorate World Hearing Day.
Every 3rd March is a day set aside by World Health Organisation (WHO) to mark World Hearing Day, and raise awareness on hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care. This year’s theme is “Let’s make it a reality”. However to commemorate the day, the event was celebrated with the theme “Ear care for all, let’s make it a reality”.
Speaking at the event, Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun through the Commissioner of Women Affairs and social development Funmi Efuwape who was represented by the Director of Rehabilitation, Mr Adesegun Salako welcomed the Deaf to 2023 World Hearing Day celebration.
According to her, “there is need to come together to raise awareness about hearing health and honor the gift of sound in our lives.”
The crowd which include the Deaf and hard of hearing applauded enthusiastically.
While delivering health talk on how to care for inner and outer part of the Ear, Dr. Dotun Adesanya, a renowned audiologist, shared her expertise and insights.
Dr Adesanya said it’s worthy to celebrate the magic of hearing and recognize the importance of ear and hearing care.
She noted that sound connects us to the world around us, enriching our experiences and relationships.
“Let us strive to protect and nurture this precious sense.” She said.
The Interactive section activity booths offered information, resources, and experiences related to hearing health. People of all ages explore the booths with enthusiasm.
In his vote of thanks, Mr Salako Abayomi, Publicity secretary of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) Ogun State chapter, appreciated the efforts to promote hearing health and create a world where everyone can enjoy the sounds of life as well as advice government to provide free ear check in the State.