Vincente is a school teacher and father of four.
When he heard about a hearing clinic being held at a school near Panajachel, Guatemala, he left his home without telling his family. Vincente had difficulty hearing what he called the “small voices,” which were his students. Vincente had a moderate hearing loss, which made his job as a teacher very hard. Vincente says, “not being able to hear is like being dead.” After getting fit with a hearing aid, Vincente broke into tears knowing his world had changed. He would now be able to hear his students. He would now be able to hear his friends. Most importantly, he now would be able to hear his wife and four daughters. Vincente said he was going to surprise his daughters when he got home, and he believed they would say “we have a new Vincente now.”