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 them.

Eventually, she quit school because other children would tease her about her hearing loss.

Although she still cannot hear speech, she is married and has two children.

Her best friend is a missionary in the village. When the missionary told her we were coming to the area to provide hearing care, they both decided to come.

When she was fitted and could finally hear again, her friend cried, which in turn made her cry, and soon everyone was hugging and crying throughout the clinic!

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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.