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.

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Vanessa Hunter Named a HearStrong Champion

Vanessa Hunter Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:44:32 EST

Vanessa is a determined individual who does not let obstacles stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how challenging they may be....Read More

Mary Fiello Named a HearStrong Champion

Mary Fiello Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:34:33 EST

Mary is a HearStrong Champion because even at a young age, she recognizes the importance of advocating for herself and spreading awareness about hearing loss....Read More

Sophie Smith Named a HearStrong Champion

Sophie Smith Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:59:58 EST

Sophie is a HearStrong Champions because she does not let anything stop her and she has a drive and motivation to help others like her...Read More

Memphis Oldham Named a HearStrong Champion

Memphis Oldham Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:32:40 EST

Memphis is a HearStrong Champion because he does not let his hearing loss create any limits in his life....Read More

Escaping Reality - Jennifer Shares Her Story

Escaping Reality - Jennifer Shares Her Story

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:11:14 EST

HearStrong Champion Jennifer Gibson, is a Black Belt, a public speaker, and an accomplished author. Born with hearing loss in the early 1970's, Jennifer had to learn to navigate a world that did not always accommodate her. While she is proud of her hearing aids now, it was not always an easy journey, and she often found comfort in fictional stories. This was a part of her inspiration as she developed her own series of critically-acclaimed novels about a young girl with hearing loss. Read what Jennifer has to say, and see how fiction has helped her get through her most challenging moments. ...Read More

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