Hot on the heels of the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s “So the World May Hear” Awards Gala — an event that raised nearly $9M, and featured guests and honorees such as former Secretary of Hillary Clinton, Forest Whitaker, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Legend, and Derrick Coleman — West Valley Hearing Center’s Jane Rosner took her audiological expertise to South America in support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Peru mission.
The mission, which was made possible through the support and sponsorship of Audigy Group and Rotary Club, was focused on spreading the gift of better hearing across Peru by fitting nearly 5,000 people in need with a staggering near 10,000 hearing aids.
“I’m incredibly honored to have participated in this better-hearing mission,” said Jane. “This has put me back in touch with why I became an audiologist in the first place. To see the eyes of children, adults, and the elderly light up from experiencing better hearing for the first time in years — the feeling is indescribable. It’s a dream come true to be able to offer that level of support to the people of Peru. We all have something we can give back to others, and for these folks, better hearing is just the first step in improving their lives. I know that there’s a brighter future in store for those we worked with.