We’re now on to Thuan An Center in Lai Thieu. Our packed schedule for the next week features lecture and engagement with teachers and therapists as they work with children with hearing loss in the early intervention and kindergarten programs. We’ll also be providing training to educational audiologists and a hearing aid dispenser about audiology and how to counsel parents. We have a supply of Phonak hearing aids provided by Hear The World Foundation that we and the Vietnamese will be fitting on young children who need them as part of the audiology training program.
As our team bus cruised into the countryside where Thuan An Center is located, I felt increasingly wistful. I went for a jog several days ago and tripped over a rope strung across the pathway. I quickly learned that concrete and bone are not friends as I landed hard on my knee and fractured my knee cap. I’m scheduled to have surgery here in Vietnam tomorrow and will be out of commission for a few days. It kills me not to be a part of everything at Thuan An Center but we have a terrific team and I know our program won’t miss a beat in my absence. With luck, I will be back with the team and writing the next blog post by the end of the week. Thank you for continuing to follow us and…Hen Gap Lai — in a few days!