Vision: To improve the quality of life in the Asian Region by including in developmental programs the RIGHT TO BETTER HEARING.
Mission: To eliminate avoidable hearing impairment by the year 2030 through development of sustainable and inclusive ear and hearing care systems.
Goal: The Goal of the SOUND HEARING 2030 program is to reduce avoidable hearing impairment to 50% by 2015 and 90% by the year 2030.
SOUND HEARING 2030 is an initiative for the prevention and elimination of hearing impairment. Its key function is improving the quality of life of persons with hearing impairment through development of comprehensive, inclusive, and sustainable ear and hearing care programs at national and sub national levels. This would be by facilitation, guidance, technical support, sharing of information, monitoring and evaluation, all in collaboration with National Committees and all stake holders of target countries in the South East Asia and other regions.
The Society for Sound Hearing (SSH) has been ratified at the first General Body meeting in Bangkok on the 4th of October 2005, with the initial support of WHO SEARO and CBM. It is a permanent New Delhi based international organization with representations from professional societies, governmental focal persons, international NGOs, agencies, and active individuals. Till dates, SSH has achieved several milestones in the first term of its Executive Committee (2005-2009), which includes establishment of its office, several regional meetings, symposia for sharing experiences, as well as the formation of three National Committees for ear and hearing health care in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh, while Nepal National Committee establishment to follow soon.