Global Guitar is a musical cycle round the world; making music whilst traversing a diverse and changing cultural landscape. Music is a huge part of my life and I am fortunate to be able to appreciate the wonderful array of sounds that are produced in the world. However one in every six people worldwide is affected by hearing loss and only around 10% of these sufferers have a hearing aid.
As the leading expert in the field, Phonak have established the Hear the World Foundation to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss by the following approaches:
- Providing information, on a global basis, on the subject of hearing and hearing loss, thus contributing to the prevention and a better handling of hearing loss.
- Supporting groups, public institutions and private persons – through technology and financial assistance – who work towards the improvement of the quality of life and environment of people, especially children, with hearing defects and the prevention of hearing defects.
- Supporting scientific studies and research projects on healthy and impaired hearing and on the handling and effects of hearing problems.
- General activities in the interests of the further development and well-being of people with hearing problems, in particular the integration of people with a hearing loss into the world of the hearing, the promotion of understanding in society for the importance of good hearing and to counter discrimination against the hard of hearing in society.
Through my trip I’d like to raise awareness of the foundation. The music I make will be made available to download for free or for however much you wish to give. Half of this money will help towards me completing the trip and the other half I will donate to the Hear the World Foundation every month.
If you would like to donate some money to the Hear the World Foundation you can do so here.