Dr. Paty Castellanos, of Guatemala City, Guatemala, one of Central America’s foremost audiologists, recently conducted pediatric vestibular screenings on 700+ hearing impaired children throughout Guatemala. The children, previously identified, were being seen at McDonald’s restaurants for their hearing aid fittings as part of an ongoing philanthropic initiative performed by Dr. Castellanos and her colleagues. Dr. Castellanos in collaboration with Dr. Richard Gans of AIB, who designed the study utilizing the Gans Sensory Organization Performance Test, will be reporting their findings in a major publication early next year. Felicidades, Dra. Castellanos!
Dr. Gans made several presentations at leading Guatemala City hospitals and spent several days consulting and seeing patients with Dr.Michel Nuyens and Dra. Patricia Castellanos de Munoz at the distinguished Diagnostico Vestibular Clinic, the AIB Affiliate in Guatemala.
Dr. Gans is pictured with the second year Doctor of Audiology class during their vestibular course. They received clinical and hands-on experience with diagnostic and treatment protocols.
Dr. Berlin, world renowned researcher and clinician, professor emeritus Louisiana State University Kresge Laboratory has recently joined AIB’s clinical staff. Dr. Berlin is one of AIBs education foundation faculty and will now be seeing patients at AIB’s Largo main campus. Dr. Berlin’s expertise in hearing science, auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony with children and adults will assist this underserved population.