This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hear the World. All opinions are 100% mine.
Stop for a second and imagine not being able to hear. It's quite frightening isn't it? Now imagine you were a child with significant hearing loss and not being able to listen to the sound of your mother's voice. Completely tragic. But this is the reality for 660,000 children around the world who are born with significant hearing loss each year.
Hearing loss affects 15% of the world’s population yet it receives little recognition or acknowledgement. Nearly half the cases are preventable.
Hear the World promotes projects that support children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at an appropriate rate for their age and to give access to school education. Since 2006, Hear the World has supported more than 50 projects across five continents and has already given countless people the chance of better hearing.
To help increase awareness for their cause, Hear the World Foundation relies on its ambassadors who appear in an annual calendar photographed by globally recognized musician and photographer, Bryan Adams. The celebrity ambassadors are photographed in the Hear the World pose synonymous with conscious hearing. This year people like Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Paradis, Jean Paul Gaultier and Elizabeth Jagger are featured in the calendar.
Each ambassador shares the same goal: to raise awareness of the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss, particularly amongst children and support those affected.
Hear the World Foundation envisions a world in which everyone has the opportunity to experience good hearing, and they're inviting you to strike a pose for hearing loss ... here's how you can get involved with (and have the chance to win a calendar!)—
STRIKE A POSE FOR HEARING LOSS & WIN!
Can you imagine a day without sound? This is a reality for the nearly 660,000 children around the world that are born with significant hearing loss each year. In support of these children, the Hear the World Foundation wants you to share a photo of yourself in the Hear the World pose – just like their ambassadors.
*Select shared photos may be used in an education video to be released by Hear the World.
- Take a picture of yourself in the Hear the World pose.
- Add your personal thoughts about hearing loss.
- Tag the picture with #HearTheWorld
- Share your picture publicly on your favorite social media platform(s).
- Leave a link to your share in the comments below— you'll be eligible to win a calendar!
For non-winners, calendars can be purchased at www.hear-the-world.com/en with 100% of the proceeds from calendar sales go to the Hear the World Foundation — Click here to purchase the calendar.