Volunteer audiologists bring the gift of hearing to Alaska with OtiCongress 2018, part 2

Last month, more than 100 U.S. hearing care professionals participated in a week-long event called OtiCongress 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. The conference allowed hearing care professionals to combine professional development, with the opportunity to put their professional expertise to work to benefit Native Alaskan children and adults. One such audiologist who participated in this years OtiCongress 2018 was Dr. Patrice Rifkind of Santa Clarita, California who has been an audiologist for 23 years. Read More »

Audiology training is initiated in Ethiopia through the Ethio American Hearing Project

Ethiopia is a country with over 100 million people, boasting a size twice that of Texas. In keeping with many countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Ethiopia has a chronic lack of hospitals and doctors, particularly hearing care professionals. Witnessing this need first hand after traveling to the country, Dr. Miriam Redleaf, a neurotologist at the University of Illinois Hospital and expert in otology, started the Ethio American Hearing Project. The organization works to provide education and support Read More »

A Hurricane Victim Regains the Gift of Hearing

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, devastating the island and its 3.4 million residents. Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to strike the island in over 80 years, arrived two weeks after Hurricane Irma passed just north of the island and left 1 million people without power. The storms have left thousands without homes and destroyed entire communities. Among those affected were many adults and children with hearing loss. Working through dedicated Oticon teams on the ground Read More »