Zonta club is help­ing people with hear­ing prob­lems in Nepal

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A HEAR­ING pro­gram based in the Hi­malayas of Nepal was the ben­e­fi­ciary of a $1260 fund­ing boost made by the Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days.

Sue Tuck from Whit­sun­day Hear­ing in Cannonvale has been a part of the Hear­ingNEPAL Pro­gram since 2009, which she and her part­ner Lew Tuck es­tab­lished to help hear­ing im­paired adults and chil­dren in ru­ral ar­eas of Nepal.

She used the fund­ing to pur­chase a dig­i­tal macroview oto­scope which is a small in­stru­ment that can be eas­ily trans­ported in a back­pack, to pro­vide ear care to dis­ad­van­taged groups.

The new equip­ment will then be do­nated to a Bud­dhist monk based in In­dia who is un­der­tak­ing a course to help ed­u­cate and of­fer hear­ing re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion to those who have lit­tle or no ac­cess to hear­ing ser­vices.

Mrs Tuck has been an au­di­ol­o­gist for more than 30 years and funds the Hear­ing Nepal Pro­gram through her busi­ness and by re­ceiv­ing do­na­tions.

The pro­gram is run com­pletely by vol­un­teers and all do­na­tions to the cause are tax-de­ductible. Zonta mem­ber Roz Jen­nings said the club wanted to hon­our a re­mark­able woman who was do­ing won­der­ful hu­man­i­tar­ian work in a third world coun­try.

In other Zonta news, the club will be host­ing a trivia night on May 3 at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club from 6pm.

Tick­ets cost $25 per per­son (ta­bles of eight) and can be pur­chased from Rock- mans at Cen­tro Whit­sun­day. There will be some fan­tas­tic lucky door prizes, raf­fles and fin­ger food on the night with a range of re­fresh­ments avail­able at the bar. The trivia night will raise funds for Zonta’s lat­est com­mu­nity projects and book­ings can be made by con­tact­ing 4945 2208.

LAT­EST TECH­NOL­OGY: Whit­sun­day Hear­ing Sue Tuck tested out a new dig­i­tal macroview oto­scope with Kerry Kenyon and Ju­lia Jen­nings which she plans to use in her work with the Hear­ingNEPAL Pro­gram Inc.

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