Dharamshala: This week, the Department of Health, CTA and Casa del Tibet (Tibet House, Spain), organised free hearing screenings and provided hearing aids to community members through the GAES Foundation.
Founded in 1949, GAES is the largest company in the hearing sector with over 500 hearing establishments worldwide. The mission of the GAES Solidaria Foundation is to provide opportunities to people with hearing loss and with no financial resources so that they can develop their language and communication capacities.
This is not the first time the GAES Foundation are in Dharamsala; the team provided the same services in September 2018 and March 2019.
A series of hearing camp was held from 7 to 9 October at Namgyal Monastery, Upper TCV school, Gaden Choling nunnery and Tibetan public in Dharamshala. More than 70 Tibetans including students, monks, nuns and members of the community received free screening and many were provided hearing aids and medication.
GAES is currently organising hearing camp at Jampaling Elderly Home.
-Filed by Department of Health