Last updateFri, 17 Oct 2014 1pm

US, local volunteer groups repeat free exams and hearing aid handout

For the second year running, the Texas-based Hearing Aid for Latin America (HALA) joined forces with Guadalajara’s non-profit Salud, Cultura, Desarrollo y Ecología (Sacudee) to offer free services to lakeside area children and adults afflicted with hearing impairments.

The program carried out on Tuesday, October 14 at Chapala’s waterfront Malecón and inside city hall involved medical evaluations, hearing tests and the fitting of hearing aids for around 100 patients.

Local patient recruitment, pre-screening and logistics were handled by the city’s social development chief Felipe Ramirez Torres, along with DIF Chapala, the Tepehua Community Center, the Lake Chapala Society, and Jocotepec’s School for Special Children.








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