The Hear the World Foundation, a Switzerland-based charitable foundation that supports people in need, particularly children, with hearing loss, announced Bruce Springsteen among its ambassadors. The new ambassador for conscious hearing supports the nonprofit’s hearing loss prevention campaign.

According to the announcement, Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years; he has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run and its companion album “Chapter and Verse” were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November of that year. Springsteen’s “The River Tour 2016” was named the year’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar. In October, Springsteen made his Broadway debut with Springsteen on Broadway, a solo show currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Photographer and musician Bryan Adams, an ambassador of the Foundation since its establishment in 2006, took Springsteen’s official ambassador portrait in the Hear the World pose with one hand behind an ear—synonymous with conscious hearing. The black-and-white photograph will unite Springsteen with over 100 other musicians, models, and actors who have supported the Hear the World Foundation over the past 10 years. The team of renowned ambassadors help to raise global awareness about the importance of good hearing.

Hear the World helps children in need hear
Since 2006, the Hear the World Foundation, the cornerstone of Sonova’s CSR engagement—Sonova, a provider of hearing solutions, has supported over 80 projects on all five continents, providing financial resources, donating hearing solutions, and training project workers in audiology, on site. Efforts such as awareness campaigns, charity events, and the sale of the Hear the World calendar featuring the celebrity ambassadors, help to raise global awareness about hearing health and supports children in need with hearing loss enabling them to develop at an appropriate rate for their age.

Source: Hear the World Foundation

Image: Hear the World Foundation