Lend an Ear to Hear
Philippine School for the Deaf
October 11, 2003

A project of Rotary Club of Pasay MIA in cooperation with
Dr. Hugh E. Thom, M.D.
Director of the Medical Mission Pacific Rim Group.
Tel #: 63-33-336-4998
Fax #: 63-33-338-1186
Cel #: 0918-920-1429 / 0918-919-8344


The Rotary Club of Pasay MIA charged only P2,500.00 per pc. of hearing aid to defer the cost of batteries, attachments and other costs. Dr. Hugh Thom, the head of the team of audiologists has reduced the cost of the hearing aid to be subsidized by the sponsoring Rotary Club or directly by the hearing aid beneficiary  from P2,500.00 to only P2,000.00 per hearing aid or per ear. The cost of this hearing aid outside is around P25,000.00 per unit.

RC Cavite EPZ Star President Gabe Trias and Secretary Annie Furukawa listen to Dr. Hugh Thom's experiences in providing hearing aids to the poor.


Dr. Hugh Thom analyzing the findings of a test with Ross T. Pelgrave, Regional Director of Precision Hearing Aid Center while RC Cavite EPZ Star President Gabe Trias listens.

Also, there are still fifteen (15) students from the Philippine School for the Deaf needing sponsorship for the hearing aids, costing P4,000.00 per person (that is P2,000.00 per unit times 2). This is your chance to help these students who are not only physically handicapped but are also financially handicapped to get a better future by giving them the chance to hear. For each Club to sponsor a pair of hearing aid for each deaf student will go a long way and will really have a big impact on the school.

Incidentally, RC Pasay MIA already sponsored more than twenty deaf students for the hearing aids. This is apart from adopting initially fifteen (15) students under their  "Adopt a Gifted Child" Project, with RC Makati Central (PDG Willy Segovia and Dir. Tony Gomez adopting two), and Dr. Hugh Thom adopting one. RC Pasay MIA's Match Club, RC Tumon Bay Guam also adopted twelve (12) deaf students under their "Adopt a Gifted Child" Project. This translates to minimum financial help of P15,000.00 per month or P180,000.00 per year.

You still have time to sponsor. Email Star President Jake Fleta of RC Pasay MIA at appne-jf@mozcom.com or call/text 0917-525-0826, or fax at 687-1268. You can make payments directly to Dr. Hugh Thom at the Philippine School for the Deaf, and the deaf students you have sponsored for the hearing aids will be presented to you .

The Rotary Club of Cavite Export Processing Zone sponsored 8 hearing aids for 4 patients:

Lydia E. Edruga, 42 years old from Malabon City

Reynaldo Angeles, 43 years old from Cavite City

Cerilo Olleres, 88 years old
from Pila, Laguna
Sponsored by Rtn. Madz Garcia & Rtn. Delfin Abarro.

Leomar M. Abueg, 9 years old
from Rosario, Cavite
Sponsored by Rtn. JingJing Hernandez.