Audiology Professor Kevin J. Munro, PhD, from the University of Manchester, an expert in the field of audiology, has been elected to the Advisory Board of the Hear the World Foundation, effective August 2016. The Hear the World Foundation supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in prevention. It focuses particularly on projects for children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at the appropriate rate for their age.
With his outstanding reputation and track record, he will add greatly to the foundation’s specialist expertise. The current Advisory Board is made up of four well-known experts in audiology who serve on a voluntary basis. They advise the Foundation Board when assessing suitable projects and deciding on the level of funding, thus ensuring the foundation’s continued independence. Its current members are Dr Richard Seewald, Dr Orozimbo Costa, Dr Beatriz Noaves, and Dr Jerry L. Northern.
Professor Munro, who was interviewed for the March 2016 edition of The Hearing Review, has a Master of Science and a PhD in Audiology from the University of Southampton, and is the Ewing Professor of Audiology at the University of Manchester. He is Director (Research) of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), as well as an Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
“We are delighted to welcome Professor Munro as a valuable new member of the Hear the World Foundation’s Advisory Board, said Lukas Braunschweiler, president of the Hear the World Foundation. “With his excellent reputation and extensive network in pediatric audiology, he will enrich the Foundation’s work and contribute greatly to its future development.”
By supporting the charitable Hear the World Foundation, Sonova is campaigning for equal opportunities and a better quality of life for people with hearing loss. As a manufacturer of hearing care solutions, the company fosters social responsibility and contributes towards a world where everyone has the chance to enjoy good hearing. For instance, the Hear the World Foundation supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in prevention. It focuses particularly on projects for children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at the appropriate rate for their age. More than 90 famous ambassadors, including celebrities such as Plácido Domingo, Annie Lennox, Sting and Joss Stone, champion the Hear the World Foundation.
Source: Hear the World Foundation, Sonova