Take a Tour of the Viva O Som Clinic

Welcome to the Viva O Som Clinic (VoS), located in Parintins, Brazil. This has been our home for the past 2 weeks and where we have provided audiological services to the people of Parintins. Let's take a tour! This is the main entrance to the clinic. From here, patients are greeted by the clinic secretary, Luh Printis, who organizes the patient paperwork. The consulting room (in the picture below) is where we do all of the testing and all of the hearing aid fittings. This room is equipped Read More »

Meet Three Patients from the Viva O Som Clinic

As we end our first week at the Viva O Som (VoS) Clinic in Parintins, Brazil, there are so many stories to share of happy patients, whose wait is over for better hearing. We’d like to introduce you to three of them…  The importance of family Four years ago, Helena Maria’s daughter had a devastating stroke that paralyzed her on the left side. Keeping the family going has been very trying for Helena Maria, especially because she began to lose her hearing at about the same time. When we saw Read More »

Preparing for Project Amazon

With Project Amazon beginning in three days, we asked audiologist Jason Baker how he was preparing and what he was looking forward to most. Here is what he had to say: In less than a week, Dr. Burns and I will be on our way to Parintins, Brazil to begin Project Amazon 2016. At this point, it is actually starting to feel real. People keep asking me if I am prepared and ready to go. I keep answering with, “I have my VISA, I have my immunizations, I have my phone to take pictures, I have my journal Read More »