Starkey HEAR Chapter Grant makes an impact
In August, four students from Northwestern University’s SAA Chapter, Jenna Browning-Kamins, Clare Furuta, Gregory Horton, and Shannon Switzer- and an NU audiologist, Jennifer Phelan, AuD, traveled to Trujillo, Peru, to take part in the program’s annual humanitarian trip.
Their partnership with VivePeru, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing much needed aid to rural Peruvian communities, provided an exciting opportunity for the students to share their knowledge of hearing health, and to perform hearing screenings. Over the course of two weeks, the AuD students educated both elementary and middle school students in rural Peruvian schools, and presented at a seminar for local physicians, nurses, and educators.
This year was the first time hearing screenings were conducted, and the students successfully screened more than 150 students and senior citizens. Northwestern University’s SAA Chapter is very proud of what was accomplished and plans to continue, and to expand these efforts during their future humanitarian trips.
AAAF congratulates these students, and audiologist Phelan, AuD, for making a significant difference in the lives of the students, the senior citizens, and the medical personnel they worked with during their trip. Thank you, too, to Starkey Hearing Technologies for making this possible! We are proud to support your efforts.