Sustainable, impactful hearing
humanitarian trips

Provide the Gift of Hearing to people around the world.

Rediscover your WHY by giving your Time, Talent and Treasure
in your local community and around the world.

The daily stresses of running a private practice
can lead to burn-out.

Giving is the antidote to stress and the surefire way to increase your happiness.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Mahatma Gandhi
Turnkey programs so that you can help those patients who can’t afford your services receive dignified care.
Proven Circle of Giving model that engages patients and allows them to receive a hand-up, not a hand-out.

Local Give Back programs and nonprofit start-up services

Stand in the gap and say “no” to a lesser quality of life for individuals living in poverty who are affected by hearing loss.  Entheos’ team will help you tap into the resources of your community to raise funds and build awareness to serve patients in your own back yard who have little access to quality care.  
– Choose if you want to start a full-fledged non profit or utilize our turn-key project model to give back.  
– Some members do not have a local project, but feel great about being a part of a group that is finding a better way to serve low-income patients through quality hearing health care and NOT cheap hearing aids.  All members can participate as a donation location.

How the Circle of Giving model works

Your focus on hearing healthcare for under-insured and low-income individuals allows individuals to afford hearing aids, get the hearing testing they need, and maintain quality hearing healthcare with a licensed audiologist.  Then the patient joins forces with the community in volunteerism, and helps the provider develop goodwill while showing the world they still have something to give. The community invests its resources in us to help more people. This “circle” provides ownership to all parties involved and gives each of us a responsibility in tackling the issue of hearing loss. Dignity is often lost as people are shamed by their circumstances and by those who are trying to “help” them. The Circle of Giving model puts the patient in the driver’s seat and gives them the tools to change their lives.
HearCare in Sarasota’s local project has given back 1,392 hours of volunteer service by their non-profit patients.

Every hearing device ordered through the cooperative supports these efforts. Even if you don't personally go on a trip or start a project, you are contributing to the greater cause.

Be a part of the purpose even when you aren’t present.

"Every single mission trip I've gone on, it brings so much joy to me and it revives me and makes me come back a better person...." - Dr. Elizabeth Tangel

Zambia Hearing Humanitarian Trip


In the southern region of Africa resides Zambia, a developing nation of almost 17 million people. It’s full of amazing wildlife and incredible cultures, but with all those individuals, it only has one audiologist.

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Zambia covers over 290,000 square miles of rural villages, which means that opportunities like healthcare and education come sparingly, if ever. For someone suffering hearing loss, a chance at education severely diminishes, the likelihood of finding a job decreases, and safety becomes a serious concern. Even more so, it can be extremely difficult to connect with family members and friends. Most are left without hope that anything could ever change.

But hearing can transform someone’s life no matter where they live! There’s nothing like watching a hearing smile splash onto a child’s face when they hear for the first time. Empowering a mom to hear her kids, a husband to hear his wife, a kid to go to school, a co-worker to hear her boss, or a grandparent to hear his grandchildren… these are worth traveling any distance.

That’s why we took a team of some of the best audiologists in the country to Zambia. They each run successful practices, bring state-of-the-art equipment, and give personalized care to every single patient, just like they would at home. We believe by partnering with the community and offering such care, we’re truly making a difference in the world. A hearing smile means joy in any language.

Hearing Smiles

Middle East Hearing Humanitarian Trip

In the town of Zarqa’, a Syrian refugee camp, one mother shared her heart-breaking story with us. When the bombing started, she raced out of her home in Syria with nothing except her purse that had her children’s birth certificates. Through it all, she had hearing damage. The team was able to help her hear better and as she says restore her dignity. The mother also says she will be able to better raise her kids because she can now help them and also hear them so they won’t get frustrated with her. Even though her face was covered by her veil, everyone could see the smile she had on her face as her eyes lit up.

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Day-after-day, clinic after clinic, the team helped young and old. In one clinic, you had two very distinct “hearing smiles.” One elderly man was very grateful that he would be able to hear his family again including all his grandchildren. On the other end, you had 3-year-old Rawan, who heard for the first time in her life. It is a small thing to many, but is actually an important moment in her life.

It is the first step in her communicating and interacting with the world around her.
Even though this will be the sixth humanitarian trip to the Middle East there is still much work to be done. Every day, more refugees pour into Jordan and need help.

You have the opportunity to give the gift of hearing. You have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.You have the opportunity to put a hearing smile on a child’s face.

Seedra's Story

Guatemala Hearing Humanitarian Trip

We saw this little girl when we were in Guatemala. She was 11 years old. She had a bead in her ear that had been there since she was a little tiny toddler. She used to complain of her ear hurting every night when she went to bed. It was just a little plastic bead that had been there for nine years. It’s that crazy, hard to imagine,” says Dr. Kamal Elliot.

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Thousands go without basic hearing health care which impacts lives. Kids are unable to go to school, learn and make friends while adults isolate themselves for fear of embarrassment and safety reasons.

With your help, “Hearing the Call” can return to Guatemala to give kids and adults a chance to realize their potential. With support from people like you last year, “Hearing the Call” screened more than a thousand people mostly kids in Panajachel, Guatemala. Dozens received hearing aids improving their hearing while others got the chance to hear for the first time. “We always talk about the hearing smile and so fun to see the joy on people’s faces and see the surprise when they find they have hearing potential,” says Randa Mansour-Shousher, Au.D.

Now, there has never been a better opportunity to make your gift count and give the gift of a hearing smile.

With audiologists and volunteers from around the country, we have the opportunity to change the trajectory of people’s lives. But we need your help! Please give today and if you are interested in volunteering for future trips, please let us know at

Together we can give the Hearing Smile to hundreds of children who deserve a chance to thrive and achieve.

Hearing Smiles
Esmerelda's Story

Ecuador Hearing Humanitarian Trip

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands, and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. The population of Ecuador is 16.6 million people and some areas are in great need. In April 2016, a devastating earthquake destroyed most of the coastal city of Manta. The following year in August, Hearing the Call began relief in Manta. Hearing the Call again partnered with Woodland Public Charities.

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One teen boy named Byron was struggling with hearing loss. His parents did not know what was wrong. His father had been taking him to a psychiatrist and telling people Byron was crazy. After Byron was fit with hearing aids, his mother broke down crying. His father had no idea this was the problem and was very happy to know his son was going to do better in school. Byron was happy he could hear better and looked forward to listening to rap music.


Mozambique Hearing Humanitarian Trip

Mozambique is a southern African nation along the Indian Ocean. The capital of Maputo is a modern city, while much of the rest of the country is rural. The population is nearly 29 million and the government of Mozambique has identified thousands of people with disabling hearing loss.

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Hearing the Call partnered with the Rizwan Foundation in June 2017, in conjunction with the Health Ministry. Mozambique does have audiology technicians and equipment, which leaves great potential to move quickly into development and empowerment.

One mom there has twin boys and she says one of them has always been a bad boy. The boy’s name is Paolo, and he was having trouble in school and acting out because he actually had a hearing disability. After fitting Paolo with hearing aids, his mother was amazed. She believes this will help keep Paolo from acting out, because he will be less frustrated and able to communicate and connect better with others.


South Africa Hearing Humanitarian Trip

One of Hearing the Call’s newest locations is South Africa, which began in June 2018. With a population of more than 56 million people, the country is marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game animals. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

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The country has a very long waiting list for people who need hearing aids, which can be several years. We have partnered with the eMoyo Foundation in South Africa, which is making a huge dent in hearing healthcare. The founder created the Kuduwave, which allows for mass screenings, even under less-than-ideal conditions. In addition, eMoyo is working with the government in the fight against medications that are audiotoxic.

On the most recent trip, the team tested nearly 1,300 kids in the Kanana school in the township of Tembisa. The Kanana school is a level one school in South Africa, meaning they receive almost no assistance from the government. The team cleaned wax plugs out of hundreds of kids’ ears, which will not only reduce pain and discomfort, but also will allow them to hear better.


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