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Dr. Lori Ann Halvorson, Doctor of Audiology, and Kristen Halvorson, Director of Operations at Lake Forest Hearing (LFH), a private boutique hearing health care practice in Lake Forest, IL, visited Fiji and partnered with the Oticon Hearing Foundation and Project H.E.A.V.E.N. to provide hearing care and hearing aid fittings to underserved children in rural villages and schools.
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SOMERSET, NJ November 1 – More than 180 US hearing care professionals gathered at OtiCongress 2016 to explore the newest research, technology and trends and to gain a global perspective on hearing care delivery from hearing care experts and fellow professionals in Australia. The conference, held October 17 – 26 in Sydney, gave participants the opportunity to combine a unique knowledge-sharing experience with a humanitarian mission to remote, rural communities on the island republic of Fiji. Read More>>  

Since 2012, the American Academy of Audiology Foundation has partnered with the Oticon Hearing Foundation to send one audiologist and one audiology student to Brazil, to provide audiological care to children and adults.

SOMERSET, NJ May 11 – The Oticon Hearing Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAA Foundation) is calling for applications for Project Amazon 2015. This is the fourth year that the Oticon Hearing Foundation has partnered with the AAA Foundation to fund Project Amazon, a humanitarian mission that supports sustainable hearing care for children and adults in impoverished Amazon River communities. Oticon will underwrite costs for one licensed audiologist and one audiology student to travel to Brazil and work side-by-side with staff from the non-profit Oticon Clinic in Parintins. Read More >>

SOMERSET, NJ October 29 – The Oticon Hearing Foundation will again underwrite the costs for Project Amazon, a unique humanitarian mission that will provide much-needed audiological care and hearing solutions to children and adults from some of Brazil’s most impoverished communities. Two US audiologists from Illinois State University, Lindsay Bondurant, PhD and second-year AuD student Ellen Avoletta, will travel to the Oticon Clinic in Parintins, Brazil as part of Project Amazon. They will work with Oticon staff to screen in-need children and adults and fit Oticon hearing instruments donated by the Oticon Hearing Foundation. The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Educational Grants Review Committee selected the two audiologists from the pool of applicants who applied for the mission this year. Read More >>


World Health Organization Primary Ear and Hearing Care: A Training Resource
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World Health Organization Prevention of Major Causes of Deafness and Hearing Impairment
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World Health Organization Guidelines for Hearing Aids and Services for Developing Countries
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