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 »

The Journey to Parintins, Brazil

We arrived in Manaus, Brazil at 8:30 p.m. after a long day of travel. As we made our way out of the airport, we were met by our wonderful guide, Matheus Pinto. What a blessing to have him here with us! He escorted us to our hotel, Amazonia Tower Hotel, where we had a short rest before meeting him at 5:00 a.m. to head over to the port to catch the speedboat to Parintins.  A taxi brought us to the docs that were teaming with people: vendors selling fried bananas, fruits, cell phone cords Read More »

Meet the Audiologists of Project Amazon 2016

We’re excited to bring back Project Amazon for its sixth year and introduce a new group of audiologists that will be joining the Oticon Hearing Foundation and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation in Parintins, Brazil. Project Amazon is a humanitarian mission that supports sustainable hearing care to the residents of the remote riverfront communities that surround the Oticon Clinic in Parinins.Two of our audiologists will travel to the non-profit clinic and work with local staff to screen Read More »