The year off to a great start!
Dr. Redleaf spent 2 weeks in Addis working with Korean Hospital and their otologist, Dr. Bilen. Performing their first cochlear implant surgery at that location.
The school hearing screenings in Mekele was completed and was a success.
COVID 19 Pandemic
The novel Corona virus has placed us in unprecedented times. We continue to work with our colleagues in Ethiopia via telemedicine and teleconferencing.
We will remain hopeful that this will pass quickly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ethiopia and those suffering around the world.
Living In Our New Normal
2020 continues to be a challenging year for all; however, we are glad to report that all of our friends working with EAHP are safe and well.
We continue to monitor patients and students via telemedicine and teleconferencing. We have several audiology trainees who are near the end of their program...exciting!! We also have trainees who are expanding their knowledge to pediatric hearing testing.
Now that school is resuming in-person classes, our cued speech program will be starting up again.
Plans for getting back in the operating room is now on the way. Our 3 Ethiopian otologist are now heading the otology program and trainings. We are planning a trip to Addis to get our otologist back up and running. The goal is to perform several cochlear implant surgeries as well as other crucial ear surgeries before 2020 is over.
Thank you to Med El Corporation and their continued educational and financial support. They have been committed to ensuring that patients around the world have access to hearing healthcare. They also have one of the largest cochlear implant presence in Africa, and we are grateful for their continued support in Ethiopia. EAHP is also looking forward to additional courses online and hopefully soon in person.
Stay safe and wear your mask.