We reach isolated communities using our HARK outreach vehicles
We make a difference to the lives of thousands of children and adults with hearing loss
We deliver our projects thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers
We improve access to education for children with hearing loss
We work in partnership with hospitals, schools and communities to ensure long term impact
We help develop targeted paediatric screening and ongoing audiology support for children and adults
We provide prevention and ear-care training for community health workers in audiology
Sound Seekers (The Commonwealth Society for the Deaf) delivers practical solutions to support people with hearing loss realise their rights by enabling access to healthcare and education.
Announcement: Sound Seekers merging with DeafKidz International
We are very pleased and excited to inform you that Sound Seekers (The Commonwealth Society for the Deaf) will be joining forces with DeafKidz International on 3rd April 2020. After this time, the new combined charity will be known as ‘DeafKidz International’.
The new combined charity will continue to support people with hearing loss by enabling access to healthcare and education, building on our work in Africa; and will continue to uphold the Sound Seekers vision, mission and values. Our hope is that as a new combined charity, we, together with DeafKidz International, will be able to comprehensively respond to the protection, health, education and wellbeing needs of deaf children, young people and vulnerable adults in low resource and complex humanitarian settings. The merger will enable us to widen the scope of our programming and geographical coverage, better supporting deaf people.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and generous donations to Sound Seekers. We hope that you will continue to offer your valuable support to us in our new home at DeafKidz International. Continuity will be ensured by transfer of key Sound Seekers staff, including the CEO, and Board members to DeafKidz International.
DeafKidz International will combine the 60 years of history, heritage, expertise and experience of Sound Seekers with the passion and innovation of DeafKidz International, positioning the new merged entity to become a global leader in the deafness and hearing loss sector.
If you are a donor/supporter of Sound Seekers, as part of the merger, we will need to share the personal data that we hold about you with DeafKidz International. For the purposes of applicable data protection and privacy laws, the legal basis for the sharing of your personal data with DeafKidz International is that it is in the legitimate interest of Sound Seekers i.e. so that we are able to effectively and efficiently manage and administer the operation of the charity currently known as Sound Seekers, and which after the merger will be known as DeafKidz International. Please see the FAQs page https://www.sound-seekers.org.uk/merger-faqs/for further information on the merger.
So that the new combined charity, DeafKidz International, can remain in touch with you, we would be grateful if you would click on this linkhttp://eepurl.com/gXf8qHto confirm you consent to Deafkidz International contacting you by email with information about the work it does and any events or fundraising initiatives it feels may be of interest to you in the future.
Thank you to everyone for your support and contributions, and we hope you will continue to follow our journey as we embark on this exciting new chapter as DeafKidz International and continue our life-changing work with children and adults with hearing loss worldwide.
Innocent from Blantyre in Malawi lost most of his hearing through malaria and was starting to withdraw and fail at school. We fitted him with hearing aids, and he started laughing and responding straight away. He’s now back at school and thriving.