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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare Directorate of Health Service

National Programme for control of Deafness

  • Background:

    Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in human today. Currently there are 291 per one lakh population who are suffering from severe to profound hearing loss, of these a large percentage are Children between the ages of 0 to 14 years. It amounts to a severe loss of productivity, both physical and economic.

    Objectives of the Programme:

    • To prevent avoidable hearing loss on account of disease or injury.
    • Early identification, diagnosis and treatment of ear problem responsible for hearing loss and deafness.
    • To medically rehabilate persons of all age groups suffering with deafness.
    • To develop institutional capacity for ear care service by providing support for equipment, material and training personal.

    Programme Execution & Expansion:

    The programme was initiated in 2007 on pilot mode in 11 States / UTS in INDIA including 9 (nine) districts of Assam. The districts are namely :- Nalbari / Darrang / Sonitpur / Lakhimpur / Kamrup (M) / Nagaon / Jorhat / Sivsagar / Goalpara.

    It was proposed to expand the programme additional 9 (nine) more districts during financial year 2016-17 and it has been approved for the districts namely - Kokrajhar / Barpeta / Kamrup (R) / Golaghat / Dibrugarh / Dhubri / Cachar / Karimganj / Hailakahdhi.

    National Programme for control of Deafness
    National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD), Assam177.86 KBswf-image