From October 14 to 18, a team of five Hear the World volunteers visited CORAL in Oaxaca. Hear the World is a foundation of the Sonova group that supports people with hearing loss worldwide. Since 2014 CORAL partners with Hear the World.
The objectives of the visit were:
- examine children in indigenous and suburban communities in the state of Oaxaca
- adjust children identified with hearing loss with the new Phonak hearing aids
- deepen the knowledge of CORAL staff in pediatric audiological care
- plan and create a new website and a social media strategy for CORAL
Together with CORAL staff, volunteers visited the rural areas of Tlalixtac de Cabrena and Zaachila for tests at two preschools, where 94 children were examined and some referred to an audiologist for further tests.
As a result of this successful joint work, we exceeded our goals for the week and hope to continue collaborating much longer.