April 2021 News

The Lancet Commission on Global Hearting Loss met at Duke University in Durham, NC in October 2019. Commissioners include global experts in hearing loss. During this visit, members discussed the vision for the Commission, established work groups, and explored opportunities to provide high-impact and pragmatic solutions to the global hearing loss challenge.

Commission chair cochairsIn June, Commission Chair Wilson and Co-Chairs Tucci, Chadha, Olusanya and Commissioner O’Donoghue met at the Lancet Headquarters in London with Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, and Helen Frankish, Lancet editor and liaison for our Commission, to discuss expectations and vision for the Commission.

Lancet Commission on Global Hearting LossPictured (left-to-right): Gerard O’Donoghue (Commissioner; Professor, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre), Debara Tucci (Commission Co-Chair; Professor of Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences Department, Duke University; incoming NIH NIDCD Director [Sept. 1]), Helen Frankish (Executive Editor at The Lancet), Shelly Chada (Commission Co-Chair; Medical Officer World Health Organization), Bolajoko Olusanya (Commission Co-Chair; Executive Director Centre for Health Start Initiative & Hearing International Nigeria), Blake Wilson (Commission Chair; Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Duke University)

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