Changing lives of the community through the gift of Hearing


JU’s Medical Center has collaborated with Starkey Hearing Foundation to give free treatment, and hearing aid devices donation to the part of the community with hearing difficulties in South Western part of Ethiopia. The voluntary service was given for two days March 11 and 12, 2020 to a total of 1090 individuals. 

More than 50 volunteers of the foundation traveled all the way to Jimma, and supported the community in need, and with the facilitation of Jimma University’s Medical Center one thousand and ninety members (1090) of the community received treatment and hearing aid devices freely. The campaign resulted in impactful and life changing accomplishment. The University and the Medical Center are happy to witness the joyous reactions from the members of the community who received the assistance. The life changing moments are remarkable and moving, and happiness on the face individuals, family members and people around during the treatment remains an energy for undertaking similar voluntary community services in the future. 
Jimma University is grateful to Starkey Hearing Foundation and all the volunteers for the life changing contribution to our community. The service instilled hope to the children, and their families and is an act of empowerment the University cherishes. JMC’s collaboration with the foundation to extend this opportunity to our community is also remarkable. Good work always pays and the University management appreciates remarkable life changing engagements such as these. 
The Starkey Hearing Foundation is a US based foundation established by William F. Austin with the mission to give the gift of hearing to those in need, empowering them to achieve their potential With the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters, the foundation has given the gift of hearing in more than 100 countries including Ethiopia. 
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