Three years since becoming an Audiologist in Malawi

Mwanaisha Phiri: Lead Audiologist at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre We are pleased to share an update on one of our Audiologists in Malawi. Mwanaisha Phiri became one of the first two Malawian Audiologists after graduating with a Masters degree in Audiological Science at the University of Manchester in December 2016, sponsored by Sound Seekers. Three years on since qualifying and Mwanaisha now leads the team at the Audiology Clinic

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Launch of new Audiology Clinic at Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital

We are happy to announce the launch of our new Audiology Clinic at Arthur Davison Children's Hospital (ADH) in Ndola, Zambia, which was officially opened on 20th June 2019. This is an incredible achievement as we celebrate the opening of a second audiology clinic in a government hospital in Zambia. The new audiology service is fully equipped to complete hearing assessments for adults and children and includes an ear mould lab to fit hearing aids for

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Special Needs Teachers Training & After School Clubs in Ndola

In March 2019, thanks to the generous support of the British and Foreign School Society, we started a new project in the only 3 deaf units in mainstream primary schools in Ndola, Zambia. We trained 30 special needs teachers that work within these units  at Kanshenshi, Kamba and Chilengwa Primary schools to advance their Zambian Sign Language skills to improve the quality of education delivered to their deaf students.   As part of our new

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New fundraiser Ann-Marie McIntyre

We are thrilled that Ann-Marie has decided to fundraise for Sound Seekers for her 2019 London Marathon Place! Ann -Marie started running 30 years ago and now at 61 years old was able to achieve her long-term goal to get a place in the London Marathon which was granted through the Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club. Being deaf herself, she understands the importance of accessing hearing healthcare services which is why she decided to support

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Welcome our new Ambassador, Signkid

We are so excited to announce our new Ambassador, Signkid! Signkid is the UK’s first and only deaf music producer, writer and performer to have pioneered and developed a unique aesthetic by integrating and adapting British Sign language (BSL) signing into a visually based language suited specifically for live hip-hop music performance. We are delighted that he is joining us to raise awareness of our work and to champion our cause. To listen to

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Sound Seekers 2019 London Marathon runner, Emma Singer!

We are pleased to announce that Emma Singer is our London Marathon 2019 runner. Please support Emma's fundraising which will help people with hearing loss in Africa. She needs your support and your donations to take her closer to reaching her fundraising goal! Please click here to be directed to Emma's fundraising page.  

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New video of our work in Malawi

To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2018, we are thrilled to share our latest video showcasing our work in Malawi. Please take five minutes to watch our video below to find out how our partnership with Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre is making it possible for children and adults with hearing loss in the Southern Region of Malawi to access vital hearing care services and how our recent training of

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Welcome our new CEO, Kavita Prasad

June 2018 brings a big change at Sound Seekers, as we begin an exciting new chapter with a new CEO, Kavita Prasad, at the helm. After three successful years, Emma Judge has stood down as CEO and Kavita Prasad, previously our Head of Programmes, begins her new role. Kavita has been spearheading our programmes at Sound Seekers since she joined us in January 2017, in which time we have seen our programmes go from strength to strength. Kavita has

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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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