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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bankside Gallery Event

Bankside Gallery has kindly offered to host a fundraising event for Sound Seekers on Thursday 12th May 2016 from 6-8pm. The exhibition is on “Re Original Prints”, which feature new works by leading printmakers. Michael Barratt, the President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), will be giving a speech. Bankside Gallery has generously offered to donate 20% of all sales on the night to Sound Seekers. Traditional Malawi music will be

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Thuvaraka’s two weeks in Cameroon

I recently spent 2 weeks volunteering in Cameroon Mbingo Baptist Hospital with my colleague & friend. I spent these 2 weeks working in the ENT department supporting the audiology technicians and also providing a training workshop in line with the WHO guidelines. Soundseekers were amazing in supporting me through this experience. Mbingo hospital is beautiful and all the people there are extraordinary. I enjoyed my whole time there, especially

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