The Malaysian National Society of Audiologists (Mansa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with online healthcare platform BookDoc to raise public awareness of hearing problems and qualified audiologists that one can seek help from.
The MoU was signed by Mansa president Patrick Tan and BookDoc founder Datuk Chevy Beh, witnessed by Mansa vice-president Assoc Prof Dr Rafidah Mazlan and BookDoc business development vice-president Reuben Poh.
“We are pleased to be collaborating with BookDoc, a platform which reaches more than half a million users.
Many people are unaware that they are losing their hearing and do not know where they can seek help.
“We hope with this tie-up, we can educate the public through BookDoc on audiology services and how it can help improve the livelihood of people,” said Tan.
“Mansa will be coming up with a series of health articles to educate the public on hearing loss and where to seek help through BookDoc.
“The public are also not aware that there are some government agencies and non-governmental organisations which could assist in subsidising the cost of hearing aids and audiologists can assist them on this,” he added.
Pleased with the collaboration, Beh said, “This tie-up is in line with BookDoc’s goal to enhance the access to healthcare in the region.
“The public, via BookDoc, will be able to access qualified practitioners in the field of audiology who have been certified by Mansa and have proper practice facilities.
“These duly certified practitioners, on the other hand, will gain access to BookDoc’s expanding network of users from across the region.
“Prior to this BookDoc has also signed with Malaysian Physio-therapists Association and the Association of Chiropractic Malaysia to expand beyond doctors,” explained Beh.
Mansa is a professional association representing audiologists in Malaysia. Established in 2009, it now has more than 220 members from all over Malaysia.