Monthly Archives: March 2018

JHBI’s mission work through its nonprofit Hearing Help For Africa opens Cochlear Implant Training Center in Jos, Nigeria

Dr. Green and his assistant, Shelly, care for a patient at the hearing clinic in Jos, Nigeria.

Through his mission work for Hearing Help for Africa, J. Douglas Green Jr., MD, founder of Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute (JHBI)/The Hearing Center, has been instrumental in developing the West Africa Training Centre for Cochlear Implants along with the West Africa Post-Graduate College of Surgeons located at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). The Centre is designated for the training of doctors on cochlear implants.

People who face severe or profound hearing loss now have an option to possibly restore hearing – sometimes for the first time – with a Cochlear implant. A representative from Cochlear Americas, a leading international vendor for cochlear implants, provided a representative, Brandy Harvey, to join along with JHBI staff and Dr. and Mrs. Green on this latest trip to Jos.

Understanding there is no cure for hearing loss, these implants are internationally and nationally recognized as an established treatment for patients with this diagnosis. Continue reading