The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has a population of 50.5 million people who are supported by around only 175 ENT surgeons and at present, there are no trained Audiologists or Speech & Language Therapists in the country – … Continued
- Interview with Dr Shelly Chadha
Interview with Dr Shelly Chadha, Hearing Healthcare Officer at the World Health Organization Latest estimates from the World Health soon realised that, no matter how many cases we Organization (WHO) are that 360 million people in the world have disabling … Continued
- The importance of appropriate hearing-aids
As much as a gift of hearing aids for the Nuffield School for the Deaf from well-wishers and philanthropists is greatly appreciated, inappropriate aids given out without proper screening and by an unqualified dispenser does more harm than good: Children … Continued
- Case Studies: Thida, 72
Thida is a 72-year old woman from rural village in Kompong Speu province. Like many older people in Cambodia, Thida feels she is perceived as helpless and an unproductive member of her community. Indeed, poverty in old age is strongly … Continued
- The Nuffield School for the Deaf and Blind, Kaithady, Jaffna
The school which was founded in 1955 and is the oldest and largest institute which provides education in the Tamil language for hearing and visually impaired children was all but destroyed during the war. Understanding its significance as virtually the … Continued
- Dr Chirwa, ENT surgeon in Malawi funded by HCC
Dr Chirwa is finishing his ENT training course in Kenya, and should be working as an ENT surgeon in Malawi by the end of the 2013. Dr Chirwa is pictured during his course in Kenya.
- Audiological Clinic, Phnom Penh
Our work in Phnom Penh has included support for a programme to train carefully-selected local people in audiological diagnosis and rehabilitation. We also provided primary ear care and audiological equipment including a microscopy unit and video-otoscopy and supported research into … Continued
- Cambodia outreach programmes
The outreach projects that HCC helped to support were located in several different Provinces, including Preah Sihanouk, Prey Talach, Kandal, Pursat, Kampong Chhnang, and Siem Reap – where we also subsequently went on to help establish a clinic (Siem Reap).