That’s the number of people who have disabled hearing loss, with 97 percent unable to afford a hearing device. Partnering with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Palomar Health and Chief Audiologist Dr. David Illich are collecting used hearing devices to change people’s lives all over the world. People like Silvia who is about to become the first hearing impaired architect in El Salvador.
Silvia was born with profound hearing loss and wasn’t able to lead a normal life. At age seven she was fitted with donated hearing aids from the Starkey Hearing Foundation and it opened up a whole new world of possibilities.
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