Specsavers Hearing Centre Blackwood is collecting donations for Sound Seekers, a charity dedicated to helping people, especially the young, who are deaf or hard of hearing in the world’s poorest communities.
The hearing centre is calling on residents to donate their old hearing aids.
Helping to hear
When the devices are reconditioned and reprogrammed, it is hoped that they will help create a brighter future for those living with hearing loss in the developing world.
Chris Ward, hearcare director at Specsavers Hearing Centre Blackwood, said: ‘Living in the UK, we are extremely lucky to have access to such robust hearing healthcare programmes. Overseas, charities like Sound Seekers are providing vital care to those who are not as fortunate. We’re calling on Blackwood residents to help us support their efforts.’
The World Health Organisation estimated there are 360 million deaf people in the world, 80 per cent of whom live in the developing world.
Sound Seekers works in partnership with local organisations and institutions in developing nations to deliver sustainable and cost-effective projects. Their work aims to advance the understanding of deaf people’s needs and improve their access to health services, education, and social support, while enabling people to avoid or overcome the effects of hearing loss or deafness.
To donate an old hearing aid visit Specsavers on the High Street, Blackwood.