During the 32nd Grand Finale we raised:
281879118,07 PLN
 

We are examining the hearing of newborns

Nationwide Programme for Newborn Hearing Screening

 

We have tested the hearing of 7,501,829 children (and counting)! It is an absolute world record! One can say that our screening tests can serve as a birth census in public hospitals in Poland because, since the launch of the programme in 2002, we have successfully tested the hearing of nearly all newborns in the country! 

 

 

Thanks to the Nationwide Programme for Newborn Hearing Screening, we can now say that almost every child born in Poland is tested to detect hearing defects. It is essential to diagnose such impairments as early as possible to treat the child or prevent severe hearing loss. Moreover, the test is painless and is performed in the first days of a child's life. 

 



The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity took up the challenge of implementing this nationwide program in 2002. In a continuous effort to improve the health of children born in Poland, the GOCC Foundation has not only introduced the tests, provided the equipment, and trained the personnel, but also helped establish and equip 374 facilities that run the tests and helped to establish and equip 96 medical facilities where children with hearing defects can be further treated.  

Our databases receive nearly one thousand test results from clinics across the country every day

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

News
2024-05-14 17:02:56

To the world's ends and beyond!

The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences jumped on board with the 32nd Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity by tossing into the mix the chance to sling your name into the cosmos – well, sort of. They offered up the opportunity to win an engraving on the shell of a photometer set to kick it 1.5 million kilometres from our little blue marble. The winner of the auction was Paweł Orepuk, bidding PLN 10,099.