It’s our upgrade policy and it typically applies to our jewelry sales, but we will always make our best trade for any items originally purchased with us.
The North America of the Pleistocene Epoch—a geological time period that spanned from about 2.5 million years ago to 11,000 years ago—was a continent of tumultuous change.
One of the first people we met was a 19 year-old named Brian.
UC Santa Barbara managed a small, provisional field station primarily for the geology department, and private parties were still using Santa Cruz to ranch cattle and sheep and grow grapes for wine production.
Like 40% of our patients in Santo Domingo, he was born with little-to-no hearing.
Within a few minutes of receiving his new hearing aids, Royneld was able to begin communicating as he never had before - it was truly incredible to see.
Other people we met and helped in Santiago include 8 year-old Emely, who traveled several hours from the opposite side of the country to see us in Santo Domingo, and 11 year-old Estefani who regained her hearing after losing it as a toddler to unknown causes.
After a few days, we headed northeast to the city of Santiago where we had another 500 patients waiting to be fit for hearing aids.