IN believes that to fight disability there is always a need of skilled personnel in the field of health care and medicine. Accordingly, IN carries out training programmes for various levels of health professionals both nationally and internationally for the prevention of disability. Major activities under this include training on basic and secondary level recognition, prevention and treatment of ear diseases as well as audiometry and hearing aid fitting to certified primary health care workers in Nepal. IN also organizes temporal bone dissection and ear surgery course for ENT doctors, for which participants hail from all over South Asia and Africa. In addition, IN has been providing scholarships for national graduate and post-graduate students in the fields of ENT and Nursing in order to prevent hearing disability.
Since the year 2001, IN has been conducting different training programmes in the field of ear care at the grassroots level for developing skilled personnel who can provide expert ear care at the community level. Consequently, till date, IN has provided Basic Otology Training (1 month) to a total of 403 health care workers including government health care workers. Similarly, IN has provided Otology Assistant Training (3 months) to 13 heath care workers, and Audiometrician Training (2 months) to 8 health care workers.
INs Ear Care Worker Conducting an Orientation Temporal Bone Dissection and Ear Surgery
Programme to Government Health worker course at TUTH
in Siraha District
INs ENT Doctors training a community health
care worker during basic Otology training at TUTH