Hearing Impaired Patients

Mayflower Medical Outreach, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln School of Audiology, and Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project in coordination with Nicaragua’s National Reconciliation and Unification Government, through the Ministry of Health in the municipality of Quezalguaque offered audiology services to several hearing impaired patients.

“It seems like such a great idea to make a connection between the University of Nebraska and Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project bringing audiology support to the families of Quezalguaque,” said Judith Chasin, BQSCP supporter.

Judith Chasin in clinic in Nicaragua

Judith Chasin in a clinic in Nicaragua

Chasin said that Mayflower Medical Outreach has about 16 years of experience working in northern Nicaragua, providing audiology services to the families of Jinotega, Matagalpa, and Estelí. A clinic will be established in the Leon community within the next year.

Patients were examined by specialists in order to assess whether or not they warranted the use of a hearing device before making it available to them.

Matriarch Petrona Martinez said it is wonderful that the government and other agencies assist families this way, since purchasing these devices is a financial struggle. “I feel good that the government and other agencies, are lending us a hand, because the little money we earn is never enough to afford these devices, and I want my son to benefit from all this.”

“In coordination with the Ministry of Health, the Mayflower agency, the University of Nebraska, and the strong relationship that the county has with Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project, we are making this two-day audiology journey Todos Con Voz (Everyone With a Voice) possible for everyone, regardless of whether they are part of the program or not.”