Image of HCC Trustees with Professor Maung Maung Khaing, Professor of ENT Surgery, Yangon ENT Hospital Myanmar

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

Shelly examining a child’s ears in an Indian village 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

Girl with heading-aid (Image courtesy AEC) 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

mage showing elderly Cambodian woman 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

Image showing Osteogenesis Imperfecta patient 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

Outreach work in clinic (Image courtesy of AEC) 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