A walk in the forest... We landed in Manaus late Saturday night and were greeted by Livia de Santos. Livia is an audiologist for Oticon, Brazil and she will be our host and translator for the week. Up early the following day, we were greeted by a very, very rainy day. Oh yes, this is the start of the rainy season. It is in Seattle also, but of course it’s much warmer here!  We boarded a boat where we set out to see the “Meeting of the Waters”. This is the confluence of the darker Rio Negro Read More »


An Amazon River Adventure A little over two 2 months ago, Brazil was not on my horizon. That is when I heard about Project Amazon. The Oticon Foundation and AAA Foundation announced sponsorship for one audiologist and one graduate student to participate in an audiology outreach project in a remote area of Brazil. I jumped on it and applied. Late September I learned that I was accepted along with Libbey Gollhofer,  one of our graduate students from the University of Washington.  Wow – I was Read More »