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MTN Foundation Makes Life Better for People with Impaired Hearing | Begins Distribution of 1,500 Hearing Aids in Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue and Katsina

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In keeping to its promise of providing relief to people hard of hearing (HOH), the MTN Foundation (MTNF) has commenced the distribution of 1,500 hearing aids across Nigeria. The distribution that began in Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue and Katsina, will continue in the coming week in Anambra and Lagos.

The beneficiaries of the hearing aids devices are those who passed the audiometric assessment exercise conducted by certified ENT nurses and doctors. The successful beneficiaries are now proud owners of top of the range hearing aids devices.

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Lending credence to the initiative in Bauchi State, Dr. Isuwa Jauruman, from the Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, University of Jos Nigeria, stated that the MTN Foundation has always championed the cause of people living with disabilities. According to him, β€œthe hearing aids will help in amplifying the sound heard by the patient and enable them differentiate and process various sounds which they would normally not be able to process. It would also help boost their self-esteem and give them confidence to go through life unhindered by their disabilities.”

MTN Foundation has also partnered with International Center for Prevention of Deafness and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired Persons (ICPDRHIP), to help in the fitting and post review activities of the hearing aids given to the beneficiaries. This is to ensure sustainability that will give maximum value and impact of the devices to the beneficiaries.

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The Hearing Aid Support Project (HASP) is one of the many MTNF initiatives in the disability space. Others include, the MTNF Disability Support Project (DSP) which provides aids and appliances to physically challenged persons across the country, MTNF Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (SSBS) and MTNF EyeRis project which restores sight to persons with sight defects.

HereΒ are some photos from the distribution exercise at the various locations…

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7 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    July 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Thats nice of them though…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Favour

    July 15, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Awwww….this is really beautiful.
    God bless Mtn foundation

  3. Manny

    July 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Amazing how something so small and simple as a hearing aid can make a huge difference. I rejoice on behalf of all the beneficiaries.

  4. Adetoun

    July 15, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Please remember lagosians. we use MTN TOO

  5. Oladokun Razaq

    July 19, 2016 at 7:36 am

    We have received our hearing aids yesterday at NECA House alausa,ikeja. We thank MTN Foundation and all those participated in the success of the program. May almighty Allah rewards them abundantly.

  6. Howard Weinstein

    July 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I read with interest about your program of donating 1500 hearing aids. I feel we may be able to help you. Our non-profit organization Solar Ear solarear.com.br manufactures RECHARGEABLE hearing aid by people who are deaf for people with a hearing loss. We manufacture in Botswana, Brazil and China, plus we have distribution in Nigeria. The biggest problem poor people have is finding and affording a hearing aid battery after they have received a hearing aid. A normal hearing aid battery costs about $1 and lasts 1 week, whereas our batteries last 2-3 YEARS and are recharged via the sun.
    Let me know how we can help you.

    • morgan ola

      August 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Hello howard weinstein, please I need one of the hearing AID. How much are you selling it? You can contact me on my line +2347069259655. I need it ASAP!

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