The Gift of Hearing in Fiji – Project HEAVEN

This October, nearly 150 attendees of the Oticongress 2016 conference participated in the humanitarian mission known as Project H.E.A.V.E.N. (Hearing and Vision Enhancement). The mission serves the needs of impoverished populations in Fiji’s remote, rural communities. The Oticon Hearing Foundation, working side-by-side with Dr. Kitone Rawalai and his staff from Project H.E.A.V.E.N., arranged a series of daily clinics for the hearing care volunteers to provide screenings for more than 1000 Read More »

Meet Three Patients from the Viva O Som Clinic

As we end our first week at the Viva O Som (VoS) Clinic in Parintins, Brazil, there are so many stories to share of happy patients, whose wait is over for better hearing. We’d like to introduce you to three of them…  The importance of family Four years ago, Helena Maria’s daughter had a devastating stroke that paralyzed her on the left side. Keeping the family going has been very trying for Helena Maria, especially because she began to lose her hearing at about the same time. When we saw Read More »

Living With Hearing Loss: Chad Mitchell’s Story

Chad Mitchell is a father, business owner, surfer, snowboarder, and paddle boarder living in South Florida. You wouldn’t know it at first, but he has the hearing equivalence of a 75 year old man and wears hearing aids to help him interact with the world. “I always thought I had a little issue but never knew to what degree. I assumed everyone was listening at my level. The ghosts of girlfriends past would call it selective hearing. People at parties would always ask me why I was yelling. I Read More »