The Rotary Club of Dominica has announced that it is ready to present to the Dominican public its second Annual "Hearing" Mission.

According to Rotary, the programme, which has received the endorsement of the Ministry of Health, focuses on people who are experiencing hearing difficulties and who would benefit from a hearing aid. Last Year the programme was a resounding success, thereby prompting all partners to commit to a second year.

A team of seven including three audiologists from the Centres of Hearing Care and members of the Rotary Club of Boardman will arrive on island on March 9 for a period on one week. Both groups are from the US state of Ohio. This year hearing clinics will be held at three centres. These are the Portsmouth Health Centre, Roseau Health Centre and Marigot Health Centre. Members of the public, including those who were fitted with hearing aids last year are advised that they must receive a referral from their Health Team so as to gain admission to the hearing clinics. The public is also reminded that this is a delicate process requiring a quiet environment, and they should conduct themselves accordingly. Members of the public will be asked to make a monetary contribution. The funds collected last year were used in the training of a technician in the maintenance of hearing aids. This year we hope to raise sufficient funds to purchase three audiometers for the use of the health teams to assist in the screening process especially in the school health programme.

Ross University School of Medicine is a main sponsor of the hearing mission

The club expects this programme to be an annual feature.