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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Julia’s First Month in Malawi

"Since my arrival at the audiology clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi at the end of May 2016, I have spent my first month getting acquainted with the clinic and staff, going on outreach to community centers outside of Blantyre, and immersing myself in the world of newborn hearing screening. I partnered with an engineer who has been staying in the same lodge as me to come up with a way to reuse the disposable ear phones that are

Read more

Meet our new volunteer Julia in Malawi!

Julia Swayne is in the last year of her audiology doctorate at A.T. Still University in Arizona. She is completing her fourth year audiology externship with Dr. Caron at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. She will be here until May 2017. She is very excited to develop our targeted newborn hearing screening

Read more

Earmould Training in Malawi

We are very pleased that our volunteer, Dr Courtney Caron, has organised an Earmould Training for our new audiology clinic in Blantyre, Malawi. She said that: "Mark Chipeta (middle) has spent the week training Louis Jailos (left, one of the audiology officers) and Samson Mponda (right, new official Queens earmould maker) on how to make earmoulds. We are forever grateful to ABC Hearing Clinic and Training Centre for facilitating Mark to come here for this

Read more

Sound Seekers’ Silent Auction

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a silent auction for some amazing prizes! A form can be submitted at our fundraising event tomorrow evening (Thursday 12th May) at Bankside Gallery by 8pm or email your bid to alice@sound-seekers.org.uk by noon on Monday 16th May. Prizes include: 1. Two Club Wembley Gold Debenture tickets for England v Portugal football match on 2nd June 2016. Also includes exclusive access to the Gold Debenture

Read more

First comprehensive audiology clinic in Southern Malawi is officially opened by Minister of Health, Dr Peter Kumpalume

Press Release 5th May 2016 – Sound Seekers, a UK charity dedicated to helping deaf people in some of the poorest communities in Africa, announces the official opening of a comprehensive purpose-built and state of the art audiology clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, the first such clinic in Southern Malawi. Sound Seekers has worked closely with the Government of Malawi and other partners to design, build, equip and staff the new

Read more

Renee’s three months volunteering experience in Malawi

2016 got off to a great start. I was privileged with the opportunity to volunteer with Sound Seekers in Malawi for three months. The team at Sound Seekers, in the UK and in Malawi, was fantastic in preparing me for the trip and providing support throughout. My time in Malawi was my first time in an African Country. I have previously worked in remote areas of Australia with limited resources and high incidences of poor ear and hearing health. I knew

Read more
Page 4 of 7« First...23456...Last »