President George Bush Joins Starkey Hearing Loss Global Effort
President Bush joined Bill Austin, founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, on a mission providing more than 9,400 hearing aids to people in Tanzania and Malawi. President Bush’s daughter, Barbara, is CEO and cofounder of Global Health Corps, which is a supporter of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
I applaud President Bush’s efforts assisting in hearing care for people suffering from hearing loss.
Starkey Hearing Foundation Global Effort For Assisting Hearing Loss
WSJ Article: Starkey provides hearing care in Tanzania with the help of the former president.
Last week, former President George W. Bush personally joined Starkey Hearing Foundation’s global effort to provide hearing care to people in need and worked with the Foundation’s team of professionals to give customized hearing devices to 222 people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Hearing loss is a global epidemic, with disabling hearing loss impacting more than 360 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Yet with the help of a hearing device, hearing loss can often be corrected in many cases, giving an individual the opportunity to better connect with family, the community and the world around them. President Bush joined Starkey Hearing Foundation on the first day of a two-week mission swing through Tanzania and Malawi, during which it will provide more than 9,400 hearing aids.
“Hearing is a powerful gift that brings people together, opens doors and gives individuals the power to seize opportunities and reach their full potential in life,” said Bill Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation. “President Bush has done amazing things across Africa in HIV/AIDS and cancer prevention and treatment, and we are incredibly grateful that he supports us in our fight for better hearing.”
President Bush has long supported the philanthropic efforts of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, but this was his first opportunity to personally give the gift of hearing.
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