When Jack McConnell failed his first newborn hearing test, his parents hoped it was a mistake.
But a few weeks later – when he failed again – the audiologist broke the news: Jack had bilateral sensory neural hearing loss.
At just six weeks old, he received his first behind-the-ear hearing aids. Now a teenager, Jack has been blessed with the very best hearing care – the kind of care only available in a few places in the world.
He is one of the lucky ones.
Over the past several years, Jack has teamed up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) on missions all over the world to fit hundreds of people with hearing aids. It was through these missions that Jack found his calling to use his experience with hearing loss to help those less fortunate have a better life.
How blessed our family is because of you! Hearing aids have completely changed Corban’s life!
Carly was diagnosed with bilateral mild-moderate hearing loss at birth and has had hearing aids since she was 4-months-old.
Thank you so much for being a miracle-maker for my son, Dawson.
Words can't express how grateful we are for the hearing aid grant that you provided for our son, Cameron.
I am so blessed to know and to have been inspired by Bill Austin, of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, for over six years! His butterfly effect on my life is what encouraged me to start 20/20 Hearing and use my hearing loss to serve others; here in Georgia, across the United States and around the world
We are extremely excited to share what is happening around 20/20 Hearing, and to be starting the month of May; which is Better Hearing Month!
We have been so excited to introduce you to two vibrant little guys who we have had the honor of meeting this year; Tristan and Wyatt!
CJ, Lia, Kenneth, and Coleman are so thankful that they can now hear their own names, laughter, the words "I love you", and all of the sweet sounds that we take for granted.
Jack sits down for an interview with Tatiana Edney, a student from the Atlanta Speech School.