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
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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
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 fifteen year old boy who is pictured here was admitted to the Nuffield school at Kaithady for the hard of hearing due to deafness. Following a basic screening and audiometry testing, hearing aids were issued and his education continued … Continued
The following is a field report submitted by one of our HCC-funded doctors working in Malawi, Dr. Wakisa Mulwafu. “I first met with Lady Jean Wilson in Cape Town in 2005 and we started talking about the development of ENT … Continued
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 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.
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
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).
Nepal Operating microscope for outreach work China Contribution to WHO programme on epidemiology of hearing impairment South Africa The grant was for a study of the incidence of hearing impairment in young children in South Africa, It is important to … Continued