SMED Doctor Presents in Egypt

In the captivating city of Cairo, Society for Middle Ear Disease (SMED) Medical Director, Dr. Margaretha Casselbrant, explained how visiting scholars from developing countries are sponsored by SMED.

Along with other ENT specialists from England, the U.S., India, Italy, France and Macedonia, Dr. Casselbrant gathered in Egypt for “Otology on the Nile,” a symposium that focused on hearing and sensory ear disease.

Dr. Casselbrant gave a presentation on diagnosis and management of acute otitis media and balance disorders in children.

The conference, which took place on December 17th and 18th, 2015, included such topics as diabetic and aging ears, and cochlear implants and hearing aids. Read full article in SMED Fall 2016 newsletter.

SMED Doctor Helps Children With HIV in Ethiopia

Society for Middle Ear Disease (SMED) Medical Director, Dr. Margaretha Casselbrant, returned from her third trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the group “Healing the Children.”

“It was such an incredible experience to be part of such a distinguished group and travel to a developing country and work with wonderful children,” says Dr. Casselbrant.

Part of the group’s clinical work is to care for children from Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Addis Ababa. The facility houses approximatively 120 children, ages seven to 17 years of age with HIV, and provides education, social support and HIV treatment. Read full article in SMED Fall 2016 newsletter.

WizEar Helps Children with Hearing Problems in Central Africa

WizEar patient

WizEar patient receives treatment

In a place known for hippos, rhinos and exotic birds, WizEar Director Dr. John Matseke and his team of ear specialists travel to hospitals and clinics in remote areas of the country to conduct hearing tests on poor children with HIV.

Dr. Matseke and other team members are setting up basic ENT services and audiology screening services using audiometers and tympanometers at six of the eight provincial hospitals across Zimbabwe.

The Director is also heading up the St. Paul’s Musami Technical Education Unit to teach older deaf children and adolescents attending school the trade of carpentry, building, fashion and fabrics. Read full article in SMED Fall 2016 newsletter.