Goodbye Project Amazon 2016

We are sailing along in a speedboat for Manaus as Project Amazon 2016 comes to a close. This past week was full of adventure as we sailed to the small village of Nhamunda with our equipment and supplies to provide audiological services to the people there for the very first time in their history. We were greeted warmly by the speech therapist, Magda Guimaraes, and proceeded to the clinic to prepare for the next day. Our meals and lodging were provided for us by Marina Pandolfo, the Minister 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 »