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The HearStrong Mission

To recognize the accomplishments of those who have overcome hearing loss.

The HearStrong Foundation aims to shatter social stigmas and radically challenge the general perception of hearing in our society. The foundation serves to celebrate individuals worldwide who have not only faced hearing loss, but conquered it with a determined spirit, a focused mind and an unwavering heart!

About HearStrong

The foundation was founded in 2013 with the goal of inspiring a mass hearing healthcare awareness movement in our country and beyond—a movement that could empower the 80% of people with untreated hearing loss to learn the truth about hearing devices and take control of their health.

The HearStrong Foundation is headquartered in Syracuse, NY.

Contact us at info@hearstrong.org

Jackie Smart Named a HearStrong Champion

Jackie Smart Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:23:36 EST

Diagnosed with hearing loss when she was a senior in high school, Jackie has since used hearing devices to help her rediscover a love for music. She uses her talent to give back to the community and inspire others to never let anything stop them from achieving their dreams....Read More

Leo Dutasaca Named a HearStrong Champion

Leo Dutasaca Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:22:55 EST

Only one step away from becoming a Tae Kwon Do black belt at the age of six, Leo was diagnosed with hearing loss as a toddler. He has since risen to meet every challenge head-on and become successful in school as well as an amazing advocate for himself and others....Read More

Linda Strong Named a HearStrong Champion

Linda Strong Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:21:16 EST

Having overcome the challenges of acoustic neuroma, Linda is excited to begin her journey toward hearing better through hearing aids. She uses her experiences as a retired nurse to volunteer in the community, and she spreads her joy for life wherever she goes....Read More

Brett Selke Named a HearStrong Champion

Brett Selke Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:16:43 EST

Brett was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss when he was six months old, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a successful high school honors student and athlete. He is involved in his community and volunteers his time to help children find happiness through sports....Read More

Katie DiBenedetto Named a HearStrong Champion

Katie DiBenedetto Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:43:29 EST

An active speaker and advocate for families of children with hearing loss, Katie has used hearing aids since she was just three months old. Her devices have allowed her to be successful in school and involved in many different activities. Today, she and her family raise money to help other families find the same success....Read More

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