Testing Challenge Solved

Testing Challenge Solved

To make a decision on the best course of action for our patients, we often have to go through a series of testing. One 14-year-old girl had severe cerebral palsy and couldn’t stand or sit. She had been tested and fitted with hearing aids in the past, but they came in...
What’s in There?

What’s in There?

It’s amazing what we found in the ears on a recent humanitarian trip to Turks and Caicos. Three kids had broken Q-tips in their ears – one had even gone to the hospital in pain weeks ago but was only given ear drops. We extracted items, including seashells, beads, and...
Gift of Hearing Brings Clinic to Tears

Gift of Hearing Brings Clinic to Tears

During a Pacific Hearing Service humanitarian trip to Turks and Caicos, the team was able to bring the gift of hearing to a woman who hasn’t been able to for years. The woman – who asked us not to use her name – had hearing aids when she was a little girl but lost...
How New Hearing Aids Helps Keep Donkeys in Check

How New Hearing Aids Helps Keep Donkeys in Check

There were many high points while working in a makeshift audiology clinic on Grand Turks last month. One of our favorite encounters was with a young man named Desjohn, who lost his hearing aids during the 2008 hurricane, and for the last ten years, has had a severely...