The Bay Audiology Free to Ear - Samoa programme returns to Apia for the third year in early June, to screen people for hearing problems and fit donated hearing aids.
The team was inundated on their 2017 visit with hundreds of people arriving for hearing checks and ear suctions, including an entire classroom of children. Bay Audiology is partnering with local health organisations Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital and SENESE Inclusive Education in Apia. We have provided training for the staff at SENESE so that they can support locals with the maintenance of their hearing aids and ongoing screening to provide continued support after our visit.
Check out the video of our 2017 visit on the right: