Medical Ministry International and Ears Inc. Bring Audiology Care to Dominican Republic

Donna Carkeet
2013 The Hearing Journal®  
The majority of people with hearing loss live in developing countries-the very countries that are home to more than 80 percent of the world's population (Otol Neurotol 2010;31[1]:31-41). Few countries have structured, accessible, and effective auditory health programs or other tools to help reverse the effects of hearing loss. Additionally, not many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or other healthcare agencies focus on auditory care. Medical Ministry International (MMI) is one NGO that is
more » ... s one NGO that is concerned with hearing health. Through its expanding auditory program, MMI is working to lessen the impact of hearing loss in underserved areas of the world. The organization's auditory projects create greater access to hearing screenings, audiological evaluations, cerumen management, and hearing aids for the poor.
doi:10.1097/01.hj.0000436577.85593.60 fatcat:5puczickkzde7nguslcnce3vdu