In the southern region of Africa resides Zambia, a developing nation of 17 million people with incredibly rich and diverse culture. Although this area is home to many, it has but one audiologist to serve the entire community. This past June, the Oticon Hearing Foundation supplied 400 hearing instruments and batteries to a hearing loss mission in Zambia, Africa with Entheos Audiology Cooperative. Audiologists and other volunteers from around the U.S., including Ashley and Braden Baker, came together Read More »
Jennifer Rogers is an audiologist and a hearing aid user herself. She was fit with hearing devices when she was three years old, starting her down the path of helping others with hearing issues.
During her time in Fiji with Project H.E.A.V.E.N, Jennifer worked in a remote village with other volunteers, setting up different stations to conduct hearing tests and diagnose hearing loss.
Recounting the day to day activity, she said, “We set up different stations. If people were identified Read More »
Jason Dria is a clinical audiologist who has been working at Oticon for 10 years. When asked about his time in Fiji for Project H.E.A.V.E.N, he describes it as rewarding because of the wide patient population they were helping.
“We were at a school and started at 9am and worked until about 4pm. Hearing was evaluated and if we found they had a hearing loss we moved them to another room where they had a hearing aid fitting. We transformed that village and specifically the school into a triage Read More »