Nunavik group welcomes $500,000 prize to help normalize hearing loss – Nunatsiaq News

Nunavik group welcomes $500,000 prize to help normalize hearing loss – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 2021115 Views

Feb 26, 2021

‘We need to be more open and more supportive,’ says project lead for Tusaajuit

A new Nunavik organization hopes to get people listening, and learning about, hearing loss.

Tusaajuit aims to better treat, prevent and raise awareness around the high rates of hearing loss among Nunavimmiut. It’s a collaborative project developed by staff at Nunavik’s school board and its regional health agency.

Tusaajuit translates as “people who are listening.”

And judges at this year’s Arctic Inspiration Prize apparently were, when they awarded $500,000 to the start-up organization last week.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/nunavik-group-welcomes-500000-prize-to-help-normalize-hearing-loss/

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