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Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

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Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Funding period


Technology Funding Expertise

About the project

The Hearing Center was established in 2014 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine, to provide professional diagnostics and effective treatment of hearing loss. It also offers training opportunities for ENT doctors in the field of audiology. The team consists of five staff members and three volunteers. HTWF has been supporting the center since 2018.  


The war in Ukraine made it impossible to deliver the hearing aids for the project year 2021/22. Our Foundation has been in close contact with the project partners to assess support solutions in these difficult times.  

Project objectives

Provision of high-quality hearing examination

Hearing screening for newborns

Awareness campaigns on hearing loss

Impact and achievements

The team started cooperating with a maternity hospital for hearing screenings and screened 200 newborns in less than two months. They built local capacity by providing training in audiological assessment to ENT doctors and general practitioners. In addition, their focus has been on the early invention through awareness campaigns and the introduction of newborn hearing screenings.


Key achievements from April to Nov 21: 

children screened

children fitted

people trained