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GEO is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that works around the world in developing countries to save hearing. GEO prevents and treats patients through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality ear care, advocacy and partnerships with local healthcare organizations and in an effort to eliminate avoidable deafness.

In the developing world we save lives, in the developed world we improve the quality of life!

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Ukraine is a culturally rich country of 46 million people and in the western city of Ivano Frankivsk, GEO works with Dr. Roman Fishchuk and the Ivano Frankivsk Medical University supporting training and education of residents and physicians, so to improve knowledge of ear disease and surgical skills of graduate physicians.
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In a comprehensive advisory role, GEO offers a range of programs from humanitarian surgical services for the underserved, building of infrastructure, educational programs in the lab or operating theater all focused on training in otologic surgery. Our collaboration extends out to individual surgeons, public and private hospitals, governments, health ministries, and other nonprofits.
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GEO in collaboration with the University of San Marcos will be taught its 16th temporal bone course in Lima, Peru. With a state of the art lab and a pro-station with video, GEO teaches a basic course on middle ear disease, focusing on anatomy and techniques of surgery,
including live surgery sessions and temporal bone drilling. Advanced instruction including cochlear implantation is also offered.
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Dr. Terry Liu of Asuncion, Paraguay, has put his vision of improving education to work in Paraguay, with the formation of ORL Paraguay. The foundation in collaboration with the Hospital Clinicas and CBM of Germany, has developed a temporal bone lab and will work with residents training them in ear anatomy. The foundation will also reach out to those with ear disorders who are limited economically.