“It’s our duty” – The importance of humanitarian work

Jennifer Rogers is an audiologist and a hearing aid user herself. She was fit with hearing devices when she was three years old, starting her down the path of helping others with hearing issues. During her time in Fiji with Project H.E.A.V.E.N, Jennifer worked in a remote village with other volunteers, setting up different stations to conduct hearing tests and diagnose hearing loss. Recounting the day to day activity, she said, “We set up different stations. If people were identified Read More »

A Unique Bond Between Patient and Audiologist During Project HEAVEN

Denise McLeod has been an audiologist for many years, and while in Fiji during Project H.E.A.V.E.N., led a team of 15 to 20 people to remote villages where they identified and tested people with hearing challenges that could be solved with hearing aids. As she recalls, “There was something magical about that trip. When you marry people with skills and people with challenges, and you can address those needs, it’s a smooth joyous occasion from both sides.” When reflecting on her days Read More »

The Best Way to Explore Parintins, Brazil

Although the main purpose of Project Amazon is to work and provide audiological services in Parintins, Brazil, this weekend, we made time for some exploration and fun. And what's the best way to experience the Parintins culture? By boat of course!  As Matheus, our interpreter said, “The river is like our father, providing for his children. Without the river, we would not have life.” We had so much fun going down the Amazon River with Matheus, Luh, the clinic manager and Clau, Luh’s cousin. Read More »