American foundation brings gift of hearing to Vietnam

VOV.VN - Nearly a thousand needy people with hearing loss living in the central region of Vietnam received the gift of hearing from the Starkey Hearing Foundation at a ceremony held on May 1.

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VinaCapital hosted the Vietnamese hearing mission at the Hope Village in the coastal city of Danang where literally hundreds of needy were reconnected to their families, communities, and the world.

Starkey Hearing Foundation's team of audiologists in collaboration with the Danang Volunteer Club and Hoan My Hospital and staff fit the people with complimentary, customized, state-of-the-art, digital hearing devices.

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The team also trained them and their families on how to operate the hearing devices.

Giving a person the ability to hear has an immediate positive impact on that person's quality of life and a compounding effect on the world, said Megan Baiocchi, of the Starkey Hearing Foundation in a speech at the ceremony.

About Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation, an American public charity founded by William F. Austin, gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the US, Canada and around the globe.

Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people globally, including 32 million children, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that improve lives and promote understanding.

The foundation focuses on hearing health care, education, and support. It has cared for more than 1.1 million patients cumulatively and provided 1.9 million hearing devices in more than 100 countries.


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