Hearing the Call: Guatemala, ‘the hearing smile’ WNWO – Toledo (Thursday, January 12, 2017)

By March 5, 2017Media

It was a moment no one will ever forget and even brought the entire Hearing the Call Team to tears.

The team from Northwest Ohio Clinic continues to screen and treat people in Guatemala for hearing loss. Vincente is a physical education teacher and a father of four. He is one of the several hundred people the team of audiologists have screened and fitted with hearing aids. Vincente has had difficult hearing for quite a while.

“Gracious, Gracious. He said thank you very much for your humanity and they did not have the opportunity in their lives for this so he is very thankful,” said Vincente.

Vincente was so overwhelmed with emotion he broke down crying. He choked back the tears several times to express his thanks.

“He said that it was an incredibly special feeling and when you can’t hear he said it almost feels like you’re dead, he really appreciates it,” said Vincente.

Vincente is just one of the many helped by Hearing the Call and Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic. The team has seen more than 500 people so far.

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