The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) organizes ENT medical teams to travel to Timor Leste with an aim to improving ear health in adults and children. High rates of significant hearing loss exist in Timor but there are few, if any support services for the hearing impaired. Hearing aids, where available, are extremely expensive and out of reach for most people.
This year audiologists travelling to Timor have begun a program of fitting second hand hearing aids in good working order to a small number of adults and children. In support of this scheme, Broadway Audiology is asking for donations of any working behind-the-ear hearing aids you may no longer wear, so that this service can continue. The hearing aids will be checked and sent to Timor for fitting by an audiologist travelling with the medical team. Your donations are greatly appreciated!