The non-profit Hear the World Foundation has acquired a new high-profile ambassador from Germany. The singer Gregor Meyle, one of his popular songs “Das nennt man Glück” supports the Swiss foundation’s vision to have the world experience good hearing. The foundation seeks out, finds and aids children in need of hearing worldwide.
Hat √ Beard √ Glasses √ Guitar √ This Gregor Meyle has risen to the top of the charts and sold out performances for years. With about 100 or live performances in a multitude of venues from bars to stadiums Gregor has acquired a very substantial fan base. Gregor has reached the Top 10 on the German album charts. Gregor even has his music show “Meylensteine”.
The 39 Year old Gregor States, “For me hearing is the most important asset, I do not know how I would play music without it,” says Meyle. “Supporting the work of the Hear the World Foundation is a matter of heart.”
Besides Gregor there are over 100 different celebrities that are also ambassadors that support the non-profit foundation. Some of these names include Cindy Crawford, Bryan Adams (photographed Gregor for the pose for conscious hearing) and Peter Maffay. Gregor’s first mission will lead him to Cape Town in South Africa.
In so many places around the world, hearing loss in children goes untreated, they become isolated, have difficulties learning to talk and as a result are unable to acquire an education. The non-profit aims to donate hearing solutions along with the arrangement of professionals to help provide the care. Sometimes even members of the local population are trained to provide ongoing treatment and care.
Underestimated, hearing loss has very severe long-term consequences. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that 5% of the world’s population currently has moderate to severe hearing loss. That’s over 460 Million and around 30 Million children. This is sad indeed because typically these children are low income, no access to care and little hope for change. The severe consequences of the untreated hearing loss in children include improper speech, social isolation and lack of ability to be educated.
It’s a noble cause indeed the Gregor has taken up the torch for. To date, the foundation has supported over 90 projects on 5 continents and seem to be making a substantial impact.