In a country of 17 million people, Zambia currently has one audiologist.

As you can imagine, that fact makes it incredibly difficult for the people of Zambia to get the hearing care they desperately need.

That’s why our team of audiologists travels to countries like Zambia to provide check-ups, fit hearing aids, and diagnose hearing problems at make-shift clinics.

Our work doesn’t stop there.

The overarching goal with our humanitarian work is to eventually provide the training and resources for communities to help themselves.

That’s where Sammy Fundiwa comes in.

During one of our trips to Zambia, Sammy worked as a driver transporting our teams to clinics. He is passionate about his community and helped spread the word of our presence by translating for our teams.

Hearing care is so scarce that some people walked up to 8 miles to see our audiologists.

Sammy soon realized that once we were gone, we wouldn’t be able to treat his people.

That’s why Sammy traveled to Los Altos to receive training from our team at Pacific Hearing Service so that he could go back to Zambia ready to help.

Recently, the Los Altos Town Crier published an article about our work with Sammy.

This is a brief part of his story, and we’d love for you to read the full piece at the Los Altos Town Crier.

Do you know somebody that needs to see this? Why not share it?

Deborah Clark, Au.D.

Dr. Deborah Clark has been with Pacific Hearing Service since 1998. In January 2008, she became co-owner working first in the Menlo Park office and now managing the Los Altos office. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Board of Audiology. She was on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association from 2010 – 2013, and served as Vice President.