Editor’s Note: Additional information about Starkey Hearing Technologies’ involvement in the panel discussion was added to an original version of this article.

The International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD)—a non-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations (UN) that promotes and reinforces the UN’s commitment to international peace, security, and justice through educational programs, public relations, and community outreach initiatives—and the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the UN, announce the “Ear Care and Hearing Health” event on September 14, 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York City from 3-5 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be former President Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, and the event will include educational sessions to understand the global impact of hearing impairment as well as the ways in which the IFPSD is helping to coordinate solutions to help the world hear now. Former President Bill Clinton will be part of a panel discussion with Starkey Hearing Foundation founder Bill Austin, and Forest Whitaker, an advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Starkey Hearing Foundation announced. According to Starkey, the panel discussion will address the need for increased national funding, philanthropic support, and international foreign aid for ear and hearing health at the United Nations general assembly in New York.

The event, “Ear Health as a Vehicle for Peace and Sustainable Development” will be held in Conference Room 4 at UN Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, New York.

For more information on attending the event, please contact IFPSD President Sally Kader at: [email protected] or visit the IFPSD Facebook page here.

Source: IFPSD, Starkey Hearing Foundation

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