CSC welcomes UOM Audiology

July 10, 2023

Chris Waterworth, our friend and colleague from the University of Melbourne, was finally able to return to CSC with students the last week in June after several years of pandemic restrictions. We are thrilled to showcase the partnership between CSC and Chris's team at UOM, which has lasted for six years.  The ENT service at CSC has been successfully running an audiology service independently, and the UOM team was able to revisit some advanced hearing testing techniques and introduce new hearing aid technologies that can now be fitted at CSC. One of the challenges has been the lack of hearing aids. Thanks to the generosity of some programs, such as those of Soundfair, amongst others, CSC now has a substantial number of hearing aids that can be provided to patients who would otherwise not have access to such life-changing technologies. We fitted hearing aids to 12 individuals, including many children, who were incredibly grateful. This significant boost in capacity allows CSC to continue meeting the increasing demand for its services in Cambodia. Every contribution, no matter how small, can have a profound impact on the lives of individuals suffering from hearing loss in Cambodia. We urge you to join us in this noble endeavor and help restore the gift of hearing to those in need.

Author: Ellen Interlandi

Ellen, a registered nurse, and her husband Brian, an anesthesiologist, have been active volunteers at CSC since 2008. Ellen has undergraduate degrees in both Nursing and Spanish Literature, and a graduate degree in Health Management. Since 2020, Ellen has volunteered in the role of Stakeholder Relations, connecting with our generous supporters, interacting with visiting surgeons and students, and disseminating updates on Children's Surgical Centre.

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