Zonta club is helping people with hearing problems in Nepal
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.