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Who Are We?

Hearing for Humanity is a program of Arizona State University's Speech and Hearing Clinic that includes a team of audiologists, speech language pathologists, and ASU students  to provide humanitarian audiological and speech services in Malawi, Africa. We have been traveling since 2010 with 15-20 students and professionals to conduct our month long humanitarian missions. 

What Are We Doing?

Hearing for Humanity's mission is to provide sustainable humanitarian audiologic, speech language and rehabilitative services in Malawi Africa and clinical training abroad for undergraduate and graduate students in the ASU Department of Speech and Hearing Science. This trip will provide invaluable opportunities for students and a unique clinical experience that exposes them to challenging clinical settings, and ear/hearing and speech disorders not commonly seen in the USA. Students also gain cultural sensitivity and their experience has the potential to change the course of their future professional endeavors.

Although the progress since 2010 to increase the scope and availability of audiological services in Malawi has been remarkable, the proper training of Malawian students is essential to have long-term sustainability of audiology services and eventually less reliance on outside aid. Hearing for Humanity contributes to a current program at the African Bible College in Malawi to make available a core group of trained Malawians to strengthen service provision in the area of hearing loss identification and rehabilitation. The program emphasizes training of front line Malawian students to acquire skills that can enhance and improve service provision in hearing healthcare.

Each year we see hundreds of children and adults with hearing loss and speech language difficulties. Based on principles of best practice we fit hundreds of hearing aids and earmolds, and address basic issues of ear health.

Why We Need Your Help?

Approximately 2/3 of individuals with hearing loss live in developing countries; however, developing countries lack sufficient resources for hearing screening, and the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.The need for humanitarian assistance is dire and resources are limited. Malawi is the poorest country inn the world based on GDP. Fundamental supplies such as hearing aids, earmold materials, testing equipment, and otoscopes are essentially non-existent. We need your help to purchase hearing aids and medical supplies to implement our mission and to provide the much needed audiological and speech services, including cleaning ears, fitting hearing aids, and training local students. All the funding will go directly to the people of Malawi.

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Nicole Das

Gave $10.00

Michele and James Pearson

Gave $130.00

Kyle Lapointe

Gave $111.00

Jane Li

Gave $100.00

Jim Hineman

Gave $111.00

Dawn Hineman

Gave $111.00

Jesse Revesz

Gave $83.00

Marcia Van Etten

Gave $300.00

Julie Grainge

Gave $50.00

Rick Frasier

Gave $1,000.00

Marjorie Ormsby

Gave $111.00

michael tang

Gave $30.00

Amanda Peterlin

Gave $50.00

Dylan Siegel

Gave $41.69

Larry Walters

Gave $41.00

kathi brown

Gave $30.00

Jacqueline Busen

Gave $111.00

Colleen Kelty

Gave $100.00

Drew York

Gave $200.00

Robert Fredericks

Gave $83.00

charlie dezolt

Gave $250.00

Courtney Kupsch

Gave $111.00

Patricia Childs

Gave $83.00

Guy & Tammy Childs

Gave $200.00

Carleen Tabari

Gave $83.00

Michael Burger

Gave $500.00

Ronald Timmerman

Gave $111.00

Elizabeth Sowers

Gave $27.00

Beth Wixom

Gave $111.00

Gloria Kiefer

Gave $83.00

8 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "Hearing for Humanity 2017".

Make an Impact

Make a Connection

Give $27

Could provide 6 earmolds (a customized piece created onsite to connect the ear to the hearing aid).

I'm All Ears

Give $41

Could provide 20 Malawians with a complete hearing health exam.

Can You Hear Us Now?

Give $83

Could provide 1 child with a hearing aid.

Go the distance!

Give $111

This is just half the distance from Blantyre, Malawi to one of the villages we visit and could purchase enough supplies to utilize our mobile hearing clinic for 2 days.