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 will never be able to thank you all enough for your kindness! I wish I could share every letter and story we get from so many grateful families...
In June, 20/20 Hearing was invited to join the Starkey Hearing Foundation in Managua, Nicaragua to give the gift of hearing.
We recently traveled back to Accra, Ghana with The Starkey Hearing Foundation to fit hundreds of men, women and children with hearing aids.
In May of 2013, we were blessed to join a group from Focus Services, Utah State University and The Starkey Hearing Foundation in Accra, Ghana.