The Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children

Let the children hear


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The Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children

Let the children hear

Our charity promotes hearing healthcare for underprivileged children in developing countries. We were formed in memory of Ian Hutcheon who was passionate about young people reaching their full potential in life and we believe we can help fulfil this wish. Our main focus is on the PREVENTION of hearing impairment and deafness.

The Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children

Improving child health can reduce the risk of children developing hearing loss

The Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children

Let the children hear

Children have a right to a quality of life that will enable them to reach their full potential





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Our Progress so far...

We are now in our third year of operation and we have now started to implement our programme out in Kampala, Uganda. Making a difference to the lives of many underprivileged children and their families.


The Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children

Let the children hear

From running these clinics we get the pleasure of meeting some lovely children. Below is a snap shot of some of the children that we have treated for chronic ear infections, a leading cause of childhood hearing loss. Hover over each photo for a snippet from the latest WHO survey into hearing loss and how we can make a difference.



360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss and 50% of these cases are avoidable through primary prevention

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives

Spoken language development is often delayed in children with deafness or hearing impairment

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives

If not diagnosed/treated early then it can adversely effect a child's academic performance

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives

A large percentage of people living with hearing loss can benefit from early identification and intervention and appropriate management

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives


Early detection and intervention is the most important factor in minimizing the impact of hearing loss on a child's development and educational achievements

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives

A leading cause for hearing loss in younger ages, especially in low- and middle- income countries is untreated ear infections, which often present with discharge from the ear

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives

Hearing loss is unevenly and unequally distributed across the world. Prevalence decreases exponentially as income increases

IHCC can make a difference
IHCC can change lives

Dr Etienne Krug, Director of the WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, said the following about their latest survey into hearing loss:

"The results of this survey are a clear call to action for governments and partners to invest in hearing care especially at community and primary level.”