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

Case Studies: Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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

Field Report: Dr Wakisa Mulwafu

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

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).

Historic projects

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