Bow River Hearing Brings Hearing Health to the Dominican Republic

Calgary, Alberta—November 20, 2017—The hearing instrument professionals of Calgary’s Bow River Hearing recently brought their caring approach to hearing health to Yamasa, Dominican Republic. In an effort to help the people of Yamasa achieve a more prosperous future, the Bow River team spent part of November 2017 fitting more than 100 people of varying ages with FREE hearing aids.

According to figures from The World Bank, more than 30 percent of the Dominican Republic’s citizens live in poverty; although that number has been trending downward, from more than 40 percent in 2012, there are still quite a few people in significant need. Yamasa is one of the rural areas of the country where poverty is particularly severe.

David Lee, who took over the reins of Bow River from his mother in 2010, said, “As Helen Keller put it, blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people. Our goal is to do everything we can to help the hard-of-hearing in Calgary, and even other parts of the world, to ensure the ability to maintain healthy relationships with those they love."

Calling his team’s ability to help people “a gift” they’ve been given, Lee also announced plans for returning to Yamasa, this coming April.

Bow River is currently raising funds to help offset the cost of their April return to Yamasa. Anyone wishing to help is encouraged to stop by one of Bow River’s four locations, call them, or contact Bow River Hearing via their website at

About Bow River Hearing
A family business since our beginning in 1993, our goal at Bow River Hearing is to provide the same care, service and honesty that we would to our own family members. Educational opportunities play a big role in our approach. From monthly education seminars, to pop-up information locations, to our volunteer efforts—at senior homes, women’s shelters and organizations like Samaritan’s Purse—we seek to reduce hearing loss and remove the stigma surrounding hearing aids, so more people will take advantage of life-changing hearing technology.



David Lee, President
Bow River Hearing


Jon CheungMission to Yamasa