Non-Profit Gives Hearing Aids To Low-Income Countries
Virgin Unite and the Starkey Hearing Foundation have been teaming up to bring hearing aids to people in low-income countries. Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite, said that the gift of hearing is “one of the most transformational experiences you can give,” and in the past 4 years she and her foundation have given this gift to approximately 400,000 people.
Starkey pledges to donate 1 million hearing aids to people in over 100 low-income countries within 10 years. So far they have been averaging 100,000 annually since 2010. Volunteers have come out to help fit patients in their new hearing aids and they said that the reactions of those they are serving is well worth it.