Meet Chisomo in Malawi

Chisomo is a 6 year old girl from Bangwe which is just outside of Blantyre. She has a twin sister named Chikondi. Both were born infected with Yellow Fever, and they spent several months in Kangaroo Care until they were healthy enough to go home. Chisomo’s father Joseph reports that he believes Chisomo has hearing loss since she was born. She has normal development except her speech was delayed. Her father mentioned that Chisomo’s grandmother was

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Welcome Bhavisha, our Zambia Volunteer!

Wishing our brilliant volunteer Bhavisha all the best as she embarks on her year long trip to Zambia to support our work. She graduated from University College London in 2012 with a BSc in Audiology and has since worked extensively with both the adult and paediatric population in both private and NHS sectors. Her most recent role was Senior Paediatric Audiologist with Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS trust where she lead hearing assessments of

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Seasons Greetings

We would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!  This has been an exciting year for the organisation with the opening of the first ever audiology clinic in Southern Malawi and the first ever Malawian Audiologists now working at the clinic. We have also provided training to six hearing instrument specialists from Cameroon, The Gambia, Malawi and Zambia. In The Gambia, alongside audiology support, we have facilitated the training of

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Developing a basic audiology unit in Banjul, The Gambia

We are delighted to say that we are in the early stages of developing a basic audiology unit at The Gambia's main government hospital, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) which currently does not have any such service. Such a facility is desperately needed in the capital city, Banjul; the only other audiology service is at St John's School and that is principally for students, and the HARK outreach project has a predominantly rural focus.

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Prescort is happy to hear his friends again!

Prescort Laudon Prescort is 19 years old and attends Chigumukire Primary School. Most children are between 11 and 12 years old in his class. He has been unable to advance in school because he continues to fail the final exam. He also has other disabilities including epilepsy and he has a moderate sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. He was fitted with hearing aids in June 2016 by Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Audiology (QECH) and Arizona State

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International Week of the Deaf – Zambia Teleaudiology

To celebrate the last day of International Week of the Deaf 2016, we want to tell you about a Zambian patient benefiting from our pioneering work in teleaudiology! On Thursday 8th September, 9 year old Jessy from Ndola, Zambia, benefited from Sound Seekers' pioneering work in teleaudiology. Teleaudiology can essentially be defined as improving access to audiology services via internet based platforms, for example Skype, Team Viewer and whatsapp group chat

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International Week of the Deaf – Cameroon

To celebrate day four of International Week of the Deaf, we thought we would share Godheart's story! Godheart Kengeh is a Theatre Nurse at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Cameroon. Cameroonian Hearing Aid Technicians, Evelyn Tenkeh Mayohni and Rephah Chia, and visiting UK Audiologist on a voluntary assignment with Sound Seekers, Amina Abonde Adigun, fitted him with a hearing aid in January 2016. Godheart explained: “I lost the hearing in my left ear

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International Week of the Deaf – Malawi

This year Sound Seekers celebrates International Week of the Deaf as two Malawian students sponsored to attend Manchester University, return home to be the country's first ever qualified audiologists, making Malawi a leader in audiology in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information about the students' experience of studying in the UK, and their plans for the future, please follow this link: http://www.bespoke.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=

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