Working together to Make a Difference
Eduplex Training Institute (ETI) has partnered with the Ethio-American Hearing Project since 2018 and to date trained more than 20 professionals as hearing aid acousticians (hearing specialists) and recently 4 professionals completed additional training in paediatric audiology (hearing specialists for children). Training included online learning combined with practical sessions to ensure that professionals not only have the knowledge but also the skills to make a difference in the communities they serve by providing improved hearing services to adults and children. Services provided by these professionals include hearing testing and fitting of hearing aids for both adults and children as well as educating and raising awareness of hearing loss and hearing disorders within the community. Persons from various regions of Ethiopia including Addis Ababa, Mekelle, Gondar, Hawassa and Bahir Dar took part in the training and often these persons are the only available service provider for hearing disorders in a large region. ETI is proud to be a part of this project as our vision is to make hearing loss invisible worldwide.