I had such an amazing experience while in South Africa! Due to spotty internet conntection we were only able to blog sporadically, so I wanted to submit another blog with summarizing some of my thoughts regarding the trip. Our time in South Africa made me realize how much we have to be thankful for here in the US. During our first day of work at the Senior Center we saw several seniors that had been waiting anywhere from 18 months to 2 years for hearing aids. They were so appreciative to have us Read More »

AUGUST 7, 2010

We had another great day at Xanthia. We started the morning with the students participating in a group discussion about the differences in audiology in the US and South Africa. Following that discussion, we travelled to Xanthia and Julie and I worked with some of the Witz students to complete some hearing aid fittings. We wrapped things up and headed back the our cottage and enjoyed a nice brie with South African entertainment.

AUGUST 6, 2010

Another early start, but it was an amazing day! I feel so blessed to have had to the opportunity to take part in this trip and being able to see the clinic at Xanthia and work there was just so humbling to me. We started the morning by eating a quick breakfast of eggs, bacon, and toast before our 45 minute drive to the Xanthia Clinic. Once we arrived we saw the Oticon Hearing Clinic which had a sound booth, audiometer, tympanometer and also a separate area for us to fit the hearing aids donated by Read More »