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July 26, 2013

Making a difference

Port audiologist gives hearing screenings in India

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Armed with used hearing aids donated by his clients at Digital Hearing, Hendrix found that he was indeed making a difference as he returned on his third trip to find some trainees waiting for him.

“That was one of the most exciting parts, seeing that,” Hendrix said. “It’s pretty extensive training. For an audiologist to spend seven years to get that, and to spend one week with somebody and to somehow transmit all that, is a noble sort of cause. But they actually did pick it up. So, that was probably one of the biggest accomplishments.”

Hendrix hopes to return to the area come February or March, but even though he loves the work and the people, he looks forward to the day when his services won’t be required.

“The ultimate goal is to have independent audiologist services,” Hendrix said. “So I don’t need to be coming back every year.”

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