|CORAL, the Oaxacan Center for the Rehabilitation of Hearing and Speech (Centro Oaxaqueño de Rehabilitación de Audición y Lenguaje, A.C.), is a non-profit organization providing assistance to mainly young, hearing impaired children whose families are of extremely modest means. In 1988, an Oregon couple, Drs. Richard Carroll and Nancy Press, began to spend months at a time away from their medical practice in the US, visiting indigenous and mestizo communities. While there was perhaps only one audiologist in the entire State of Oaxaca when the doctors began, there is now a team of professionals to identify the hearing impaired, and provide aid. The CORAL program consists of an audiology clinic, hearing and speech therapy center, early detection hearing loss program, and a social work component.
Please visit their (translated) website at coraloaxaca.org.
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