Wilbon Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T) / Head and Neck Clinic, based in Benin City, Edo State, marked this year’s World Hearing Day by providing free Medicare to patients with varied hearing tests and treatment of ear conditions.

The Theme for the 2024 World Hearing Day celebration is “Changing Mindset: Let’s Make Ear and Hearing Care a Reality for All”.

Speaking, the Medical Director of Wilbon ENT Clinic, a former Edo State Commissioner for Health, and an E.N.T Surgeon, Dr. Patrick Okundia, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of this year’s event saying that the Hospital marks the event yearly as a way of thanking God for His abundant grace and also to give back to the Society.

“It was a day set aside by the Hospital to give back to the Society while aligning with the World Health Organisation and Ear Specialists all over the world to celebrate the World Hearing Day, which is an annual event marked globally on the 3rd of March.

“There were several clinical activities carried out which were anchored by resident doctors of the Hospital, guest ENT specialists from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Ogharra,” Dr. Okundia remarked.

He said a total of 54 Patients benefited from the one-day event with varied hearing tests and treatment of ear conditions which ranged from infections, and wax impaction to foreign body removals.

Dr. Eustace Oseghale and Dr. Atuyota Uchefe, consultant ENT surgeons gave health education lectures on Ear Care and Prevention of Hearing Loss as part of activities to commemorate the 2024 World Hearing Day.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Favour Chidi, on behalf of other patients, thanked the Hospital Management. She also commended the level of care and intervention especially as everything was given free of charge.