Ear Gear—a company that manufacturers hearing instrument protection devices—recently partnered with Stephanie Sanders, pediatric audiologist, by donating 100 pairs of Ear Gear to her Kenyan mission trip, Ear Gear announced. Her team’s focus was pediatric and adult otolaryngology, plastics, and general surgery cases at the Brase Clinic and Vision Center.
As the only audiologist, Sanders also took on the task of working with children and staff at Marindi Children’s Home of Grace as well as teaching and educating those who volunteer and work in the clinic.
Africa’s climate ranges from dry, windy, and dusty, to heavy rain. Once fitted, patients required the added protection against sweat, dirt, moisture, loss, and wind noise.
Fredrick lives in an orphanage and was identified with bilateral hearing loss. He studies a lot but also enjoys playing outside. With new earmolds and bright blue corded Ear Gear, he was excited to show them off. Fredrick removes his hearing aids while playing sports but can now play soccer outside without worrying about loss and can hear his friends during the game.
Boaz is a 22-year-old who has had hearing loss since 2008 and has never been able to afford hearing aids. He works in dusty areas under the hot sun which results in sweating. Quiet during the appointment, Ear Gear reports that he had a huge smile afterwards, thankful for everything and thrilled that the donated Ear Gear will allow him to wear his hearing aids at work.
Audiology resources are limited in Kenya, therefore, keeping hearing instruments functioning and safe from loss are crucial. Honoured to work with Sanders, Ear Gear is delighted that so many new hearing instruments are protected against Kenya’s climate, damage, and loss.
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Source: Ear Gear
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