Braden Baker traveled to Guatemala at the beginning of this year joining volunteer audiologists and organization Entheos Audiology Cooperative. The Oticon Hearing Foundation donated hearing instruments for the mission and in two days, volunteer audiologists saw 146 people and in total fit 129 hearing aids. Below are Braden's thoughts on his third audiology based mission trip.
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What began as an idea to give back to the hearing loss community, turned into a highly successful go fund me campaign for 10-year-old Braden Baker. Braden, who was diagnosed with sensorineural bilateral hearing loss, has been wearing hearing aids since he was 3 months old.
“People would always stare at my hearing aids. I got more brave so when people looked at me I would tell them what they were.” - Braden Baker
Braden’s idea to give back occurred at his family’s lakehouse. Inspired by 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.
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