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Phonak, Hear the World Foundation and Special Olympics California Join Forces to Help Athletes with Hearing Loss
Date:12/13/2013

orite part about working with these athletes is assuring that they can clearly hear their coaches and the cheers from their friends and families!" says Dr. Montgomery. 

Adding to Phonak's overall commitment to the program, a large group of Phonak employees travel to the Games each year to help conduct hearing screenings and volunteer in the sports competitions.  The trip is both inspiring and humbling for the Phonak staff, who in turn share their experience with thousands of fellow colleagues and hearing healthcare professionals who fit Phonak via social media, videos, employee newsletters and company presentations.

Get Inspired
Here's just one testimonial about Michelle Core, a Special Olympics athlete since 2000. Michelle received a Phonak hearing aid after she failed her Healthy Hearing screening at the Summer Games in 2012.  

Prior to her screening, Michelle had actually complained about not being able to hear very well out of her right ear. Through the Healthy Hearing program, the audiologist found that Michelle had profound hearing loss in that ear but was able to effectively treat her with her new Phonak hearing instrument.

"My inability to hear was holding me back, but now I have more confidence" said Core, "I am very grateful for everything Special Olympics and the Healthy Hearing program has done for me."

About the Hear the World Foundation
By supporting the charitable Hear the World Foundation, Sonova is campaigning for equal opportunities and a better quality of life for people with hearing loss. As a leading manufacturer of hearing systems, the company feels socially responsible for contributing towards a world where everyone has the chance to enjoy good hearing. For instance, the Hear the World Foundation supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in prevention and providing information. It focuses particularly on proje
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