Meet our Hearing Aid Audiologist Jordi Cornado and his lovely wife Olha Palamarchuk. After working as a Team Leader for Widex’s Technical Support team, and Olha working as a Material Management Administrator for Sonova UK, they made the decision to move to Ireland where Jordi recently joined our growing team in Dundrum.
Olha is Ukrainian, from a lovely city called Ternopil in West Ukraine, and they have been married for 15 years. Both felt very affected by the disheartening events happening in Ukraine over the past few months so they decided as a team, to support Ukrainian refugees entering the UK with any hearing related issues and queries they may have. You can also find Olha volunteering in the local Ukrainian hub in Dun Laoghaire.
This is their story and the reason behind wanting to help as much as they can:
Jordi CornadoWhat is happening to my wife’s country is heart breaking. It is hard to describe the anger and sadness this situation is causing to us, her family, our friends and neighbours still living in Ukraine or the ones that have been forced to leave their homes. It is a powerless feeling that sometimes is very hard to deal with.
Just over a month ago, we made the decision to get in touch with the Ukrainian Embassy as we wanted to help refugees coming to Ireland with hearing related issues or queries. We might not be able to end this madness, but we felt we had to do something. Since then, we have been put in touch with some families and we are looking forward to help many more. As most of the refugees coming to Ireland have very limited or any English knowledge, my wife is helping in arranging appointments and interpreting the assessments/consultation sessions between them and me.
We’re so proud to have a wonderful Hearing Aid Audiologist like Jordi who puts just as much effort into helping others with hearing loss both in and out of work hours! Jordi and Olha’s initiative is outstanding as they understand how difficult it an be to have hearing loss, whilst trying to adapt to a new lifestyle, language and country.
Jordi & Olha
If we can at least help them hear better then we might be able to help them adapt and try to live as normal a life as this war allows them to.