Starkey Hearing Foundation brings 1,000 hearing aids to Lam Dong

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 program "Care for the community" held on August 16-18.

Starkey Hearing Foundation brings 1,000 hearing aids to Lam Dong

Disabling hearing loss affects millions people globally, including children, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that improve lives and promote understanding. Photo: Starkey Hearing Foundation

The VinaCapital Foundation hosted the Vietnamese hearing mission in Lam Dong province 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 provincial Sponsoring Association for Disabled and Orphanag fit the people with complimentary, customized, state-of-the-art, digital hearing devices.

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

This is a hearing care program for the hearing impaired (deaf and mute, hearing impaired, hearing loss) implemented by The VinaCapital Foundation and Starkey Hearing Foundation in Vietnam since 2016 with the support of the local departments such as Department of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Foreign Affairs, Child Protection Fund.

So far, the program has donated and cared for more than 5,000 hearing impaired people and plans to expand the care program for more than 3,000 patients in 17 provinces across the country by 2020.

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./.

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