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
Sound Seekers is 21!
This year is Sound Seekers’ 21st birthday!
In 1994 our name changed from The Commonwealth Society for the Deaf to Sound Seekers, so this year we are celebrating 21 very special years of helping Africa to hear and we would hate to miss a chance of a party.
The past 21 years have seen many highlights, including:
- Carrying out the first remote hearing aid fitting in Sub-Saharan Africa, and now several patients have been fitted in this way.
- Setting up a fully equipped audiology suite in Zambia where qualified professionals provide much needed services.
- Launching two new areas of work: increasing access to education so that deaf children can stay in school, and primary ear care, which is prevention work to reduce hearing loss.
- Building, equipping and staffing the Malawi’s first comprehensive audiology service based at Blantyre’s largest hospital.
However we want to do more and we need your help. Hearing loss is an invisible disability that prevents thousands of children in the developing world from receiving an education and prevents many adults from finding and staying in work. We want to change this.
Please help us to continue to serve some of the world’s most disadvantaged children and adults by supporting our work today. Text HEAR25 to 70070 to donate £2, £5 or £10 or follow this link to make an online donation: Donate Online
To celebrate our 21st birthday, we will be updating this page with stories and photos from the past 21 years
(even the CEO is doing it). Hurry before these places go!