“It’s our duty” – The importance of humanitarian work

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 »

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 »

The Best Way to Explore Parintins, Brazil

Although the main purpose of Project Amazon is to work and provide audiological services in Parintins, Brazil, this weekend, we made time for some exploration and fun. And what's the best way to experience the Parintins culture? By boat of course!  As Matheus, our interpreter said, “The river is like our father, providing for his children. Without the river, we would not have life.” We had so much fun going down the Amazon River with Matheus, Luh, the clinic manager and Clau, Luh’s cousin. Read More »