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 »


This was really a very touching thing.  The family was so excited.  As sent from Thursday night, they were waiting for us with flowers when we arrived.  Everyone was there early on Thursday and eager with anticipation.  We were fortunate to work in the office of Anneli Ahlers Cuadra, M.A.  She was graduate of UF, had done a CFY at the Mailman Center in Miami, and we knew a number of people.  She also uses Oticon as her hearing aid of choice in her practice so this really made things easier. Luckily, Read More »