20 May 2020
Ear Science Institute in Australia offering hearing aids to the deaf community in the Solomon Islands.
I am pleased to be able to write and say that the Ear Science Institute in Australia has responded to my appeal for help in providing free deaf aids to the deaf community in the Solomon Islands.
Presently I am awaiting specific details of the type of deaf aids needed and how those needing such aids will be medically assessed and equipped.
The very kind offer of assistance by the Ear Science Institute is much appreciated.
Let me give a few details of the Institute by quoting from their webpage.
“The Ear Science Institute, Australia, is a not-for profit organization providing the West Australian community with a multidisciplinary approach to hearing health. The Institute is composed of four pillars, which systematically address the key areas of audiology practice and science.
“The Mission of the Institute is to help people with ear and hearing disorders through research, education, prevention and treatment.
“Established in 2001, Ear Science was originally named the Lions Ear and Hearing Institute in recognition of Perth’s Lions Club members – in particular, the decades’ long work of the Lions Hearing Foundation in hearing screening.
“100% of the donations the Institute receives helps to support research and those in need.”
The connection with the Lions Club is interesting for it should be recalled that Lions Clubs, through a similar appeal for eye glasses, resulted in Lions Clubs in New Zealand sending over 6000 pairs of spectacles via my partner charity. ‘Take My Hands.’ to the Honiara Referral Eye Centre in the past couple of years.
Once the assessment needs for the gift of hearing aids is made, I will provide a further update.