Welcome to GPODHH

The Global Coalition of Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (GPODHH) is an international collaboration of parent groups dedicated to promoting improved systemic protocols and practices which encourage informed choice and the empowerment of families with a deaf or hard of hearing child throughout the world.


World Report on Hearing - 3 March 2021

The World Report on Hearing (WRH) was launched on World Hearing Day 2021. The report has been developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution (WHA70.13), adopted in 2017 as a means of providing guidance for Member States to integrate ear and hearing care into their national health plans.

GPODHH is a member of the World Hearing Forum and we have appreciated the opportunity to contribute to the report and promote a world in which no persons experience hearing loss due to preventable causes and those with hearing loss can achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education and empowerment.

More information on the World Report on Hearing.




Thank you to our South African members from
Thrive Parent Support and Advocacy Group 
for sharing their inspirational video produced for World Hearing Day 2021.