Hear the World Foundation Announces Bruce Springsteen as Ambassador.
The Hear the World Foundation, a Switzerland-based charitable foundation that supports people in need, particularly children, with hearing loss, announced Bruce Springsteen among its ambassadors. The new ambassador for conscious hearing supports the nonprofit’s hearing loss prevention campaign.
According to the announcement, Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years; he has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run and its companion album “Chapter and Verse” were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November of that year. Springsteen’s “The River Tour 2016” was named the year’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar. In October, Springsteen made his Broadway debut with Springsteen on Broadway, a solo show currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Photographer and musician Bryan Adams, an ambassador of the Foundation since its establishment in 2006, took Springsteen’s official ambassador portrait in the Hear the World pose with one hand behind an ear—synonymous with conscious hearing. Hear the World is now supported by more than 100 celebrity ambassadors. Photographer and musician Bryan Adams captured them all in the Hear the World pose for conscious hearing, with their hands cupped behind their ears.
They all contribute towards raising public awareness for the importance of good hearing as well as the consequences of hearing loss. The black-and-white photograph will unite Springsteen with the over 100 other musicians, models, and actors who have supported the Hear the World Foundation over the past 10 years. The team of renowned ambassadors help to raise global awareness about the importance of good hearing.
Hear the World helps children in need, hear.
Since 2006, the Hear the World Foundation, the cornerstone of Sonova’s CSR engagement—Sonova, a provider of hearing solutions, has supported over 90 projects on all five continents (in 39 countries), providing financial resources, donating hearing solutions, and training project workers in audiology, on site.
Efforts such as awareness campaigns, charity events, and the sale of the Hear the World calendar featuring the celebrity ambassadors, help to raise global awareness about hearing health and support for children in need with hearing loss, enabling them to develop at an appropriate rate for their age. The Hear the World Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and promoting equal opportunities for people with hearing loss around the world. Their engagement can be summarized as a focus on: support for children, professional training, prevention of hearing loss and support for parents and families.
With specific regard to The Hear the World Foundation and the helping of children.
The Hear the World Foundation is focused on and committed to providing children with audiological care. In this area they concentrate mainly on low-income countries. Children with untreated hearing loss, particularly those living in these regions, have hardly any future prospects. They have difficulty learning to speak and only limited chances to integrate socially, receive an education, and develop at an appropriate rate for their age.
The Hear the World Foundation can help change lives in this respect:
• By providing support for projects that supply children with hearing solutions,
continuous care, and speech therapy.
• Deploying teams of experts to provide professional on-site support.
• Projects designed to increase newborn hearing screenings.
Source: Hear the World Foundation
Image credit: Hear the World Foundation, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams
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