This February, a team of volunteers including Oticon audiologists Kelly Cedor and Denise McLeod, and Oticon Hearing Foundation ambassador Braden Baker, set out to Flores, a town in Guatemala’s northern Petén region. The humanitarian mission trip with Entheos helped many people with 285 donated Oticon hearing aids. Working with Dr. Paty Castellanos, the only audiologist in a country of 17 million people, the group tested newborns at the hospital, conducted school screenings on students, Read More »
This February, Braden took his third trip to Guatemala and his fifth trip with Hearing the Call. Joined by two Oticon audiologists, Kelly Cedor and Denise McLeod, the team of volunteers set out to Flores, a town in Guatemala’s northern Petén region, with over 250 Oticon hearing aids donated for the audiology mission trip.
Here's a summary of the trip from Braden:
The volunteer team made deep connections with the community and shared a lot of smiles.
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Hearing loss is prevalent in the Middle East. In fact, one out of every 25 people has some degree of hearing loss. Audiology Worldnews reported that in a survey of 140 experts in ENT clinics across the region, 87 percent cited hearing loss as one of the top five pervasive conditions in the region.
In April, the Oticon Hearing Foundation provided 100 Oticon hearing instruments for a humanitarian mission conducted by the Entheos Audiologist Cooperative to help provide the gift of hearing to in-need Read More »