• caring for the vulnerable

  • inspiring others

  • building partnerships

  • sharing knowledge

  • training a new generation

  • to treat ear disease and save lives…

  • caring for the vulnerable

  • inspiring others

  • building partnerships

  • training a new generation

  • to treat ear disease and save lives…

Who we are

GEO saves lives and prevents avoidable deafness from ear disease for those affected by poverty and lack of care so they can reach their full human potential.

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Our Approach

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Temporal Bone Lab Design

GEO from the ground up helps design, develop, and build temporal bone labs for teaching purposes in both academic and non academic settings.

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Training in surgical skills

From the temporal bone lab where the anatomy of the middle ear is learned to the operating theater where technique is refined, GEO is helping to advance surgical skills.

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Program development

The GEO advisory network helps build and structure the curriculum for academic training programs in both Otology and Otolaryngology.

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Post Doctorate Fellowships

GEO helps support underserved communities lacking specialists by connecting experienced ENT and otology fellows in needed communities.

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Humanitarian services

Many communities are underserved and when it comes to ear disease GEO has provided surgery pro bono for those who lack access and funds for care.

Global News

Our programs and medical donations reach more than 25 developing countries each year, saving lives and transforming people.

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International Temporal Bone Course

Keck USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, will co-host with GEO the second temporal bone course for international and US based residents and ENT. The course date is September 18-20, 2020. To register click here.

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Bi-weekly Lecture Program

In March GEO started online lectures with doctors from Ukraine and the program has expanded to include Spain, Italy, Poland, UK, Latvia, Ethiopia, Uraguay, Paraguay as well. The topics focus on mainly Otology. If you wish to join please e mail us and we will add you to our lecture program.

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Hearing Centre

GEO partner The Ukrainian Foundation of Otology recently opened its full service diagnostic center in western Ukraine. They are now seeing patients from the western part of the country and dispensing hearing aids and providing surgical services. In 2020 we will open a lab and teach ear anatomy to doctors from the surrounding areas.

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British GEO Partners

GEOUK lead my Misha Verkerk, M.D. from London has spearheaded the program in Northern Ethiopia. Aside from the running the bone lab, training in audiology as well is performed. Please feel free to contact us if you have interest in joining this program.

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Asuncion Ear Course

GEO along with FORL will host the second course in Otosclerosis surgery in Asunción, Paraguay, August 13-14. Use of models and live surgery included. Click link below for more information.

Course info


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Ethiopia Lab

In Northern Ethiopia at the Ayder Speciality Hospital, in Mekelle, Ethiopia, GEO-UK along with GEO-USA partnered and built a dissection lab for training in ear surgery. Courses are given twice a year in November and June. Trainees from Africa are invited to attend. Please contact us if interested in learning anatomy and basic ear surgery procedures.

2020 Calendar

March• Ukraine (1-30)
April • Ukraine (1-27)
May • Ukraine (1-27)
June • Dominican Rep.
June • Ethiopia (20-28)(
July • Peru
August • Paraguay (9-10)
September • USC TBC (18-20)
September • Bolivia (18-20)
October • Ukraine (1-30)
November • Ethiopia (GEO UK)

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Contact GEO

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+1 (360) 678-1383
[email protected]

Contact GEO

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