Pacific Hearing Service has teamed up with the Entheos Audiology Cooperative and Life for Relief and Development to help provide hearing aids to disadvantaged children and adults in other parts of the world. In May 2015, Dr. Jane Baxter and Steve Beck, our Operations Manager (and Jane’s husband) participated in a trip to five refugee camps in Jordan, where, along with other audiologists and volunteers from around the US, they helped bring the gift of hearing to several hundred people.
In this video, you will see Jane in action with several of the children, and you will even see Steve in the background of a shot if you look closely enough.
In September, they returned with most of the same group to serve people in two more refugee camps, including the Zaatari camp, which was created near the Syrian border in 2012 to accommodate Syrians fleeing the violence in their country and now houses about 83,000 people. In addition to the refugee camps, they served Jordanians in government health centers and hospitals. This trip was partially sponsored by the Jordanian government's "Hearing Without Borders" initiative, which led to Jane being featured in the Crown Prince of Jordan's Instagram feed.
In 2016, Jane, Steve and other PHS audiologists and staff plan to participate in more mission trips to Guatemala, Jordan and Zambia. But don't worry - we'll make sure we can still provide you with our outstanding service!