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WHO special issue on hearing: call for papers

The WHO Bulletin will be publishing a special issue on hearing loss next year. The WHO Bulletin is a high impact public health journal that publishes high quality articles on various health related aspects. The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the importance of hearing loss as a public health issue and to sensitize academicians and researchers within the public health field on the importance and relevance of hearing loss as a public health issue that needs to be urgently addressed.

Contributions are invited for publications relating to various aspects of hearing loss including:

  1. Prevalence
  2. Causes including: otitis media, noise, ototoxicity, others
  3. Hearing loss prevention, especially prevention of noise induced hearing loss
  4. Early identification of hearing loss at all ages and in different high risk groups
  5. All interventions to address hearing loss including:
    1. Medical and surgical management
    2. Rehabilitation
    3. Hearing devices
    4. Sign language
  6. Assistance in communication through captioning, loop systems etc
  7. Cost effectiveness of interventions
  8. Impact of unaddressed hearing loss and benefits of interventions
  9. Human resource development for hearing loss
  10. Importance of raising awareness to address hearing loss

You are also welcome to submit papers on other topics that may be considered relevant.

The papers must be submitted directly to the WHO Bulletin and will undergo regular peer review. Though housed within WHO, the bulletin has a completely independent peer review process that does not interact with the technical units in any way.

I do hope that you will submit articles to this issue in order to make it a well-rounded and successful publication. The last date for submission is 30 November 2018.

Please feel free to share with anyone else who may be interested. The call for papers is available here