World Hearing Day 2018: Shine’s Story

On World Hearing Day 2018, March 3rd 2018, The World Health Organisation (WHO) draws attention towards the anticipated rise in the number of people with hearing loss across the world with the theme “Hear the future”.  In particular, drawing attention to the: expected rise in prevalence of hearing loss globally over the coming years efforts that are required to stem the rise through appropriate preventive action need to ensure that people

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Official Launch of Children’s Hearing Clinic in Zambia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]     On the 27th October 2017, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Volunteer Audiologist, Bhavisha Parmar, the Children's Hearing Clinic in University Teaching Hospital (UTH) was officially opened by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda. This is the first paediatric clinic of its kind in Zambia, which is fully equipped to assess the hearing of children at risk of

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Six Year Old Frank has his Hearing Aid Fitted in Malawi

It is always fantastic to hear updates of how communities have benefited from the projects in which we have run over the years.  We would like to share you the story of a six year old child from Mbayani, Malawi, Frank Geofrey. Frank was seen at the QECH Audiology on 12th September 2017.  His results revealed a moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss bilaterally.  Frank was then recommended to get hearing aids and after having fitting on a pair

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Primary school children in Ndola District being screened for hearing loss

Day Five: International Week of the Deaf 2017  Update on our project in Zambia where we are screening primary school children for hearing loss in Ndola District with our HARK vehicle (provides mobile audiology services to remote and rural areas). Thanks to the support of the People of the Island of Jersey, we began a project this year improving infrastructure at two mainstream schools with deaf units in Zambia and supporting targeted outreach

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67 year old Sarah fitted with refurbished hearing aids in Malawi

Day Four: International Week of the Deaf 2017  We are pleased to share a new case study from Malawi. 67 year old Sarah Mhango was first seen at the audiology clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in March 2017. Sarah had perforations in both ear drums and had problems hearing since she was a child, which has worsened over time. After antibiotic treatment, the infection was cleared. Sarah was diagnosed with moderate to profound mixed hearing

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Meet our new Volunteer Teacher of the Deaf in Malawi

Day Three: International Week of the Deaf 2017    Jenny Buckley is our new Volunteer Teacher of the Deaf in Malawi.  Jenny will be in based in Blantyre until June 2018 as the technical lead for the education component of the Comprehensive Audiology Services in Blantyre, where she will train Itinerant Special Needs teachers on the inclusion of children with hearing loss in mainstream schools and basic awareness on Primary Ear and Hearing

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First Hearing Aid Fitting in Children’s Hearing Clinic in Lusaka, Zambia

Day Two: International Week of the Deaf 2017  Our Volunteer Paediatric Audiologist in Zambia, Bhavisha Parmar, tells us about the first hearing aid fitting for 8 year old Emmanuel, at the newly established Children’s Hearing Clinic in Lusaka, Zambia. “Since I arrived here in Zambia in January so much work has gone towards creating a clinic to assess the hearing of children at risk of hearing loss and providing the necessary hearing aid fittings,

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International Week of the Deaf

International Week of the Deaf 2017 John's Story: Watch new video from our work in Zambia On Day One of International Week of the Deaf (18th to 24th September 2017) , Sound Seekers are delighted to launch a new video, thanks to our Volunteer Tim Ringger from Sonova and The Hear the World Foundation who helped tell John's story. Watch the incredible moment when John, aged 88, gets his hearing back. https://youtu.be/gjGr27D2OIw Meet John Kaonga

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Construction has begun for new deaf units in two Primary Schools in Zambia

     We are delighted to share the news of our new project increasing access to education for children with hearing loss in Ndola, in the Copperbelt Region of Zambia. Thanks to the support of the People of the Island of Jersey, we are improving infrastructure at two mainstream schools with deaf units in Zambia and supporting targeted outreach screening to mainstream primary schools within the Ndola District to enable the early identification and

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Our Bankside Gallery Fundraising Event raised £6,535!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]    Sound Seekers would like to thank Bankside Gallery for hosting a fantastic fundraising event for us on Thursday 11th May 2017, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the event and supported us. We are delighted to tell you the event, silent auction and raffle raised an incredible £6,535. Thank you to Bankside Gallery for donating 20% of sales on night The Royal Society of Painter

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