Bruce Springsteen joins Hear The World Foundation as its ambassador
Bruce Springsteen has become the ambassador of Hear of the World Foundation which helps and supports people and children with hearing loss.
The Hear the World Foundation, a Swiss charitable foundation that supports people in need, and particularly children, with hearing loss, has roped in Bruce Springsteen as one of its ambassadors. The musician will act as the new ambassador for conscious hearing supports the non-profit’s hearing loss prevention campaign.
Photographer and musician Bryan Adams, an ambassador of the Foundation since its establishment in 2006, took Springsteen’s official ambassador portrait in the Hear the World pose with one hand behind an ear – synonymous with conscious hearing.
The meaningful black-and-white photograph will unite Springsteen with over hundred other musicians, models, and actors who have supported the Hear the World Foundation over the past ten years. The team of renowned ambassadors helps to raise global awareness about the importance of good hearing.
The significance of hearing loss is still underestimated, despite the figures painting a clear picture: according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 466 million people (around 5% of the global population) are affected by moderate to profound hearing loss – around 34 million of whom are children. Most of those affected live in low- or middle-income countries and do not have any access to audiological care.
Untreated hearing loss can have serious consequences, particularly for children. As well as difficulty learning to talk, they have hardly any chance of going to school and are often ostracized from society. This is why the Oscar and Grammy winning artist is literally lending a hand, and an ear, to a charitable campaign focused on hearing loss prevention.