Welcome to Sound Seekers
Sound Seekers is dedicated to helping deaf people, particularly children, in the poorest communities of the developing world. We work in partnership with local organisations to deliver sustainable and cost-effective projects that advance understanding of deaf people's needs and improve their access to health services, education, and social support, together with initiatives that enable people to avoid, or overcome, the effects of deafness
More than 120 million people around the world – half of whom are children – suffer from preventable hearing impairment. Seven out of ten deaf children live in the developing world, with no access to basic hearing assessment, treatment, medicines or even transport to enable them to reach whatever limited local facilities there are.
Sound Seekers works to improve the lives of deaf children and children suffering from ear disease in developing countries. We provide specialist equipment, training and support to local partner organisations (mainly hospitals, clinics and schools) based in some of the poorest countries of the world, where people with the ‘hidden disability’ of deafness may otherwise not receive the help they so desperately need.
To find out more about what Sound Seekers does, watch our short-film documenting the work Sound Seekers is doing: ‘Hear in Malawi’