Hearing well is not a luxury

The International Hearing Foundation’s desire is for everyone to experience good hearing. Those with auditory problems need to be empowered to live confident lives within their families and communities.

Our goals include:
  • Early detection of hearing impairment in newborn, pre-school and school-age children by means of a long-term auditory screening programme
  • Ensuring that the right therapy is begun at the right time so that lasting deficiencies in speech acquisition can be avoided
  • Raising awareness of the causes of hearing impairment in both children and adults, and how it can be prevented
  • Guidance on the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities now available
  • Supporting affected parents and educational institutions
  • Ongoing assistance and mentoring on career choices