A day in the life of an international audiologist volunteering in Malawi

Dr Courtney Caron, an Audiologist from the United States takes us through a day in her life as a Sound Seekers volunteer in Malawi. There is no such thing as a typical day.  Every day is different.  The needs are different.  The patients are different.  What is needed from me is different.  I have to prioritise what is needed most on any particular day.  One thing is for sure though, a day in the life of an audiologist in Malawi is never boring

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Sound Seekers celebrates 21 years of life-changing hearing care

PRESS RELEASE: Sound Seekers, a UK charity dedicated to helping deaf people in some of the world's poorest communities, celebrates its 21st anniversary this month. Coinciding with ‘International Week of the Deaf 2015', Sound Seekers is taking the opportunity to celebrate its birthday and to thank its supporters and patrons - or ‘hearing heroes' - which include Specsavers, Prince Andrew (HRH Duke of York), Big Brother 2013 winner Sam Evans, and many

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Big Brother winner Sam Evans heads new BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Big Brother winner Sam Evans is this week set to present a BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of UK charity Sound Seekers, calling for donations to help improve hearing care in some of the poorest communities of the developing world. Evans, who is severely deaf, has worked with the charity since 2014, helping to raise funds and awareness to support people with hearing loss, particularly children, in countries across Africa. "I had the opportunity to visit

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Sound Seekers project brings hope to Malawi

Sound Seekers, a national charity dedicated to helping deaf people in the world's poorest communities, has recently returned from a week's visit to Malawi, delivering vital aid to deaf communities. The visit also allowed the team to manage a number of ongoing projects and initiatives, and receive critical updates regarding their recent campaign with Specsavers Hearing Centres. Sound Seekers' current projects in Malawi are expected to provide hearing

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Congratulations to Ann-Marie on her 50 swims fundraising challenge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ann-Marie who set herself a goal of completing 50 swims as a way of celebrating her 50th birthday last year has fundraised an amazing £425 for Sound Seekers, Here's what she old us about her experience: “I chose Sound Seekers after searching the web for a charity specialising in working with deaf people. Deafness is invisible and I wanted to raise awareness of the challenges faced by deaf people and the steps that

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An interview with work experience student Nuur who spent a week with Sound Seekers

Nuur, a student at Doncaster College spent a week doing work experience at Sound Seekers. Originally from Somalia and hard of hearing, we interviewed him on his last day with us: Were you born with hearing loss or did you acquire it when you got older? Nurr was named ‘person of the day’, which consisted of him wearing a plastic crown and posing for a photo! As I was growing up my hearing got worse. When I was one, I got an ear infection.

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The making of a blockbuster, Hollywood are you ready?

Lucy tells us about bringing Big Brother winner Sam Evans on board and a fantastic trip to Malawi Ever since I joined Sound Seekers in 2012, I thought that the charity could benefit from an injection of glitterati. Hearing loss and deafness in sub-Saharan Africa is not the most fashionable of causes, after all. So when I discovered that the 2013 winner of UK Big Brother, Sam Evans, was not only a young deaf man who wore hearing aids, but also had a

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Tales from Tanzania

Sara Barnes who's volunteering for Sound Seekers in Tanzania shares her travel stories As some of you know, I am working with the NGO, Sound Seekers, in Tanzania. Sound Seekers are dedicated to helping people with hearing loss in the developing world in partnership with local organizations. I met Lucy (CEO) and Emily (Programme Manager) at the Coalition for Global Hearing Health conference in Oxford last July. I was impressed by their commitment to

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Sara Barnes reports from Tanzania

As some of you know, I am working with the NGO, Sound Seekers, in Tanzania. Sound Seekers are dedicated to helping people with hearing loss in the developing world in partnership with local organizations. I met Lucy (CEO) and Emily (Programme Manager) at the Coalition for Global Hearing Health conference in Oxford last July. I was impressed by their commitment to facilitate relationships with professionals in the community and work toward long-term and

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Malawian women who will lead their country’s audiology service

Lucy (former Chief Executive) focusses on some of Sound Seekers inspiring women. Sound Seekers women are making the world better for people with hearing loss.  In HQ, the Chair and Vice-Chair are inspiring, successful professional women.  Our accountant is a woman.  Our CEO, programme manager and programme assistant are all women.  We’ve even managed to persuade our auditors to stop sending us letters that start “Dear Sirs”. And at the moment

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