A Unique Bond Between Patient and Audiologist During Project HEAVEN

Denise McLeod has been an audiologist for many years, and while in Fiji during Project H.E.A.V.E.N., led a team of 15 to 20 people to remote villages where they identified and tested people with hearing challenges that could be solved with hearing aids. As she recalls, “There was something magical about that trip. When you marry people with skills and people with challenges, and you can address those needs, it’s a smooth joyous occasion from both sides.” When reflecting on her days Read More »

The Gift of Hearing in Fiji – Project HEAVEN

This October, nearly 150 attendees of the Oticongress 2016 conference participated in the humanitarian mission known as Project H.E.A.V.E.N. (Hearing and Vision Enhancement). The mission serves the needs of impoverished populations in Fiji’s remote, rural communities. The Oticon Hearing Foundation, working side-by-side with Dr. Kitone Rawalai and his staff from Project H.E.A.V.E.N., arranged a series of daily clinics for the hearing care volunteers to provide screenings for more than 1000 Read More »

Goodbye Project Amazon 2016

We are sailing along in a speedboat for Manaus as Project Amazon 2016 comes to a close. This past week was full of adventure as we sailed to the small village of Nhamunda with our equipment and supplies to provide audiological services to the people there for the very first time in their history. We were greeted warmly by the speech therapist, Magda Guimaraes, and proceeded to the clinic to prepare for the next day. Our meals and lodging were provided for us by Marina Pandolfo, the Minister Read More »