Ear Aid Nepal

Ear Aid Nepal exists to support work with those who have conditions affecting the ear in Nepal. Why ear disease should be so common in Nepal is unknown, but is probably due to a combination of many factors including living conditions, frequent upper respiratory infections in childhood, smoke and dust in the home, nutritional deficiencies and lack of adequate knowledge about care and treatment of the early stages of infection. The lack of medical facilities in many of the remote parts of the mountainous country and the costs involved must also play a part.

Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Michael C F Smith, FRCS, Head of Ear Services


+977 9813166373






Please visit the program website for the most up to date information.

Typical Service Commitment

2 weeks/2-3 Months

Clinical Emphasis

  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Surgery / Oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Other
  • Otology / Neurotology
  • Rediatric Otolaryngology
  • Rhinology and Allergy

Financial Aspects

Travel costs and living expenses (living expenses low in Nepal, travel to include cost of internal flights). Unlikely to exceed USD 2000 in total for a two week visit, depending on air fares

Language Skills

English, Nepali, Hindi

Global Region


Research Opportunities

Basic, Clinical

Seeking Volunteers

Services Provided

  • Office-Based Otolaryngology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Surgery

Last Updated: 06/28/2018

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