THANK YOU OTICON AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY FOUNDATION

My time spent in South Africa will be forever memorable. I am sincerely grateful to Oticon and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation for giving me the opportunity to once again work with Dr. Jackie Clark and her team of humanitarian audiologists. Working alongside such amazing professionals, students, and the people of South Africa is one that I wish every audiologist has the chance to experience. When in Africa working with Jackie I always learn something about myself and what I can accomplish Read More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010: LAST DAY AT OTICON’S XANTHIA CLINIC

Today was a great day. We woke up early and ate breakfast at the lode with the other faculty from Wits. Then we went to the lodge across the street where the students were staying and held a workshop where the students from the US and the students from Wits talked about the differences in services and practice in a developed country versus a developing country. After the workshop we all headed to Xanthia to staff the Oticon hearing clinic. When we arrived in Xanthia Jamie and I toured the new Read More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010: HEADING TO OTICON’S XANTHIA CLINIC

This morning we ate breakfast with the supervisors for the group from the University of Witwatersrand.  Then we picked up the students (about 30) from the Kruger Adventure Park lodge across the street and head to Xanthia. The students at the University of Witwatersrand are in a four year post high school dual audiology and speech language pathology program. Our team split up and worked with the Witwatersrand  during the day at either the primary schools, preschools, or Xanthia clinic. Hearing Read More »