Special Needs Teachers Training & After school signing club

In March 2019 we started a new project in the only 3 deaf units in mainstream primary schools in Ndola, Zambia. We trained the special needs teachers that work within these units to advance their Zambian Sign Language skills. As part of our new project in Ndola, Zambia, we set up weekly sign language after school clubs within the 3 deaf units in primary schools, to improve the interaction between deaf students and mainstream students. Please click

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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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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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