Our campaigns help us to increase the profile of our work and projects and to raise the all important funds we need to support people with hearing loss in some of the poorest countries in the developing world.
We were lucky to be selected as Radio 4’s charity appeal in September 2015 and have raised over £30,000 from Radio 4 listeners to support our projects across Africa. Our appeal was led by Big Brother winner Sam Evans, who is deaf.
Sound Seekers has worked closely with the Government of Malawi to build, equip and staff the first comprehensive audiology service in Southern Malawi. We are training local health practitioners to identify hearing loss and treat it, and help people overcome the effects of hearing loss so that they can go to school and find work.
Working in partnership with DFID’s UK Aid Match Fund Scheme, our Hear in Malawi appeal raised a massive total of £812,000.
Thank you to all those who contributed.
Our Hearing Heroes campaign launched to coincide with International Week of the Deaf 2015, invited anyone who lives or works within the deaf community to nominate their own Hearing Heroes – organisations, audiologists, nurse, patron, supporter, friend or parent. The campaign provided the opportunity for people to thank those that make a huge difference to the lives of deaf people around the world.
One of Soundseekers own #HearingHeroes supporters, Specsavers, dedicated an entire month of activities to support the campaign by raising money and awareness, as well as collecting old and unwanted hearing aids through their Hearing Centres. These hearing aids will then be cleaned and refurbished by us at one of our projects in Zambia, before being redistributed to hearing-impaired people across five countries in Africa.