Kilmarnock Hearing Care and The Optical Factory provides hearing aids and prescription glasses to the children in Kenya.
Helping Those In Need
Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality
DISCOVER HOW WE HELP
So far around 42,000 eye screenings have been carried out with thousands of pairs of glasses and medicines being delivered. Unfortunately the recent Covid 19 pandemic has put all the projects on hold, but thankfully things are getting back to normal and schools are being booked for eye screening.
For every eye test we do in East Kilbride, we will eye test a child in Kenya.
All of the glasses required will be made in our East Kilbride lab and shipped over to Kenya.
HELPING KENYAN CHILDREN HEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME
WE HELP SO THE CHILDREN MAY HEAR
The Gift of Hearing
Give a child a brighter future
In the coming months The Optical Factory East Kilbride will commit to sponsoring eye tests for children in Kenya to match each eye test that is conducted in East Kilbride. More details will follow on this as the project develops.
January 2022 saw Sean undertake his first hearing screening project which was conducted at a Primary School for hearing Impaired children in Machakos County, Kenya in conjunction with Kenya Society for the Deaf. 21 school children were screened ,with 10 children being fitted with hearing aids in February.
Sean hopes these hearing screening projects will be bi-annual and bring much needed hearing care to school children in Kenya.
We’ve developed a device that is called Audio Sun
We have entered a business competition in Scotland that offers grants and support to entrepreneurial companies and Scotland and we have made it to the final of this round, with the potential of winning up to £15,000 to help develop the product. I am currently trialling the device in Kenya as part of my hearing screening project that was done in February. We are testing the device up to June 2022 to monitor how it performs.