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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The Gambia – Field Visit

Malcolm Garner and David Couch, both members of the Project Committee, visited The Gambia at the end of August. Both are qualified teachers of the deaf and David is a qualified educational audiologist. (David, Yaka & Malcolm with the new sign for clinic at St Johns)  Audiology Project: They met up with Yaka Faal, who did the Diploma course last year in Zambia, to provide training on the new audiology equipment that they brought out for the

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Yankho was identified on a HARK outreach

Yankho is a 4-year-old boy who had ear infections in both ears essentially his whole life but has never received treatment. He was seen on a HARK outreach in Blantyre, as his mother heard about our outreach from his school at Andiseni Primary. He was very scared and didn’t want anyone to look in his ears. Kent (ENT/Audiology Officer) gave him the otoscope to hold, and demonstrated how it works. Kent has managed to mop the infection from both ears, and

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Targeted Paediatric Hearing Screening Project in Zambia

We are delighted to be working with Zambia's largest hospital, the University Teaching Hospital, to introduce targeted paediatric hearing screening. The aim of the project is to identify children with hearing loss as early as possible so that they can benefit from audiological, educational and support interventions to allow them to fulfil their potential in life. We are pleased that Tersia de Kock, an audiologist and expert in early hearing detection

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Congratulations to Matt, Maya and Rona on their 10k London run!

We would like to say congratulations to Matt, Maya and Rona on their Vitality British 10k London Run last Sunday 10th July 2016. They have fundraised £640 altogether and we really appreciated their support. If you are interested in taking on a running or challenge events, please contact us to find out more

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