Project 11 2011-12
XA DAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH IMPAIRED HEARING Hanoi, Vietnam
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Partners in a joint project to provide hearing aids and equipment to children from low income families with impaired hearing.
1. Dr Le Thi Lan, MD, Head of Audiology and Speech Department Vietnam National ENT Institute, Hanoi. 2. Xa Dan School- co-ordinated by Vice Director Cao Thi Lan Huong
3. Rotary Club of Mosman- to provide hearing aids and supplies to the school.
4. Joint efforts to start initial small testing facility .
5. Comprehensive support and co-operation with Dr Le Thi Lan for early intervention program for younger children at the Vietnam National ENT Institute.
Donated 10 analogue hearing aids and 7 digital hearing aids on this visit.
Project concept and plans
Rotary to supply more hearing aids to Dr Le Thi Lan. The types and brands to be decided by Dr Le.
Rotary will further supply any new basic and used testing equipment such as audiometers and other items requested by Dr Le.
Possible visit of audiologists from Australia to work along Dr Le to test and fit younger children with impaired hearing. The program may be extended to help senior citizens as well, so that these old people can have a better quality of life with improved hearing.
Education of the users on how to use, clean and keep the hearing aids is essential. In addition reliable supply of batteries, cleaning supplies and other materials as required.
Dr Le will advise on where and how to do this, that is to buy in Vietnam or to supply from Australia
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