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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Last month, singer/songwriter Jonathan Hutcherson, a 2018 Oticon Focus on People Award winner and Oticon hearing aid user, performed with Oticon Account Manager Liz Diaz at a benefit concert for the non-profit A&E Hearing Connection. The organization, created by Dr. Kamal Elliot, provides hearing aids for low-income families both in the U.S. and on overseas humanitarian relief trips.
Jonathan and Liz sang an inspirational song they co-wrote about their experiences on a recent humanitarian mission Read More »