Tampa, FL (January 17, 2022) – After being off the street for practically two years as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Nashville based mostly 501c3 charity Songs for Sound in partnership with Phonak, a number one world supplier of life-changing listening to options, excursions via Florida this month to assist individuals have wholesome listening to and assist these with untreated listening to loss get the assistance they want.
Headed via Tampa, Florida, Songs for Sound is a listening to well being charity associate of the implausible, long-running RV Tremendous Present. Locals will obtain free listening to screenings by way of a state-of-the-art DIY software program which is taken aboard its cellular expertise. A Care Workforce listening to well being advocate may also be accessible to information anybody needing assist with subsequent steps, together with figuring out protection in medical health insurance and making a match with a neighborhood listening to care skilled.
The tour may also go to retirement communities and mature neighborhoods all through the state serving residents 55 years of age or older. On Monday, the tour served Del Webb Sunbridge in St. Cloud. The tour calendar could be accessed right here with occasions added each day.
“Listening to loss function is deeply private for me,” stated Songs for Sound founder and CEO, Jaime Vernon, whose 14-year-old daughter, Lexi, has listening to loss that was restored by cochlear implants. “My deaf baby’s listening to and speech growth was practically derailed with an preliminary ‘let’s wait’ response. Now, Lexi is an achieved student-athlete who makes use of spoken language and may hear a whisper.”
Vernon notes that current research present that 65% of seniors have some degree of listening to loss. Army veterans are additionally tremendously troubled with listening to loss, 65% of all-age veterans and 85% of senior-age veterans have some degree of listening to loss. “Our mission is to make use of Lexi’s story to supply hope to everybody struggling with listening to loss, present free screenings after which permit our Care Workforce of advocates to fulfill them wherever they’re on their journey and information them to the care they deserve.”
Songs for Sound has hosted practically 900 free listening to screening occasions throughout the U.S. serving over 30,000 People by partnering with over 700 group organizations and occasions. The group educates, counsels and builds trusting relationships which is their distinction. They train People the right way to navigate listening to healthcare and empower them to take motion. Songs for Sound creates a listening to well being profile for every particular person and are actually constructing their very own care group. The care group will proceed to counsel people after their listening to wants are met to proceed a lifelong partnership in listening to well being. Songs for Sound’s distinction is love and kindness.
“This initiative aligns completely with Phonak’s perception that listening to properly is important to dwelling life to the fullest,” stated Sandy Brandmeier, President of Sonova USA, the guardian firm of Phonak. “That’s why we’re so proud to as soon as once more associate with Songs for Sounds’ Hear the Music Venture. Collectively, we’ll assist enhance entry to listening to screenings and listening to well being care in our native communities and past.”
“We all know undiagnosed listening to loss can advance ageing ailments equivalent to Alzheimer’s Illness or Dementia. It could create joblessness and lack of wages. Due to this fact, we’re excited to have Florida’s finest organizations grow to be our group companions such because the RV Tremendous Present and Del Webb communities.”
To be taught extra about Lexi Vernon’s story and the charity’s mission, go to SongsForSound.org.
About Songs for Sound
Songs for Sound is a Nashville based mostly 501c3 charity created from a compelling story that strives to guard and restore listening to to enhance the lives of the 400+ million individuals affected by listening to loss. Songs for Sound desires everybody to #HearTheMusic. To be taught extra about our story and the right way to donate go to SongsForSound.org.
Headquartered close to Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak, a member of the Sonova Group, was created in 1947 out of a ardour for taking over essentially the most tough listening to challenges. Seventy years later, this ardour stays. Because the trade’s main innovator, we provide the broadest portfolio of life-changing listening to options. From pediatric to profound listening to loss, we stay dedicated to creating listening to options that change individuals’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. We consider in making a world the place ‘Life is on’ for everybody.
At Phonak, we consider that listening to properly is important to dwelling life to the fullest. For greater than 70 years, we’ve got remained true to our mission by growing pioneering listening to options that change individuals’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. Life is on.
Songs for Sound
Jaime Vernon, Spokesperson/Founder/CEO