Why We’re Changing 1,000 Lives in Cambodia

Our priority, first and foremost, is to serve our patients and enable them a return to a fuller participation in life.

The best way we know how to this is to combine premium hearing solutions with targeted brain training and world class advice. A primary measure of our success is the extent to which our patients and seminar participants refer people they care about with confidence. Another measure of success that we focus on is our ability to retain patients over the long term. We understand that referrals, recommendations and patients for life are earned through great results and positive experiences in working with us. Referrals allow us to save time and money on expensive advertising and focus what we do best. Our ‘Change Two Lives’ program is our way of giving back and recognising the kind referrals to our practice.

In Australia, there’s a safety net for the less fortunate, with government programs to help children, indigenous populations and older Australians on low incomes. The people of Cambodia are not so fortunate. 2 million Cambodians live with disabling hearing loss and it is estimated that 85% of those live in abject poverty. Less than 1% of Cambodians than need hearing aids have them primarily due to cost, as one of the poorest countries in the world. Only 5% or older Cambodians are eligible for any sort of pension meaning many have no choice but to continue working. Poor health (including problems with hearing) directly affects their livelihoods, capacity to care for younger people and to participate in daily life.

All Ears Cambodia is a small, non-governmental audiology charity based in Phnom Pehn Cambodia. What makes All Ears Cambodia unique is their focus on training local clinicians. Unlike other charities that fly in and out of third world countries as a once off, the training and employment of local clinicians enables the continuity of care to make a real difference over the long term.

Our Audiologist Andrew Campbell has been supporting All Ears Cambodia since 2012, coordinating the donation of hearing devices at a total value of over $50,000, sending pre-loved devices from his practices and presenting sessions as a guest lecturer to their Audiology students. He is scheduled to return over the Easter period to deliver tuition on hearing device fitting. If you are interested in learning more about All Ears Cambodia, please visit www.allearscambodia.org

Our Change Two Lives Referral Program

We’re pleased to announce that for every person you refer that is fitted with hearing devices, we’ll purchase and send a pair of new hearing devices to All Ears Cambodia to be fitted to a person that would otherwise go without .

We’re committed to changing 1,000 lives in Cambodia by 2025 via a combination of new devices purchased to recognise referrals and refurbished pre-loved devices. We see this target as a benchmark of our success in delivering great results to our patients. If you’d like to refer someone you care about, please visit www.helpuschange1000lives.com or call us on ph 3256 4666.

By referring someone you care about, you’re not only helping them return to a fuller participation in life, you are also helping to change the life of someone less fortunate.

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