Help give hope to children with hearing loss by purchasing a 2018 Hear the World Calendar that includes collector’s edition photographs, Hear the World Foundation announced.
According to the announcement, the calendar includes a unique collection of black-and-white portraits of celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Shawn Mendes, Jamie Cullum, Alessia Cara, and The Weeknd, in the “Hear the World” pose for conscious hearing. The stars, photographed by musician and photographer Bryan Adams, volunteered their time and likeness to help raise awareness of hearing loss.
The limited-edition calendar is now available for $40 and can be purchased here. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Hear the World Foundation, a global nonprofit that aids disadvantaged people, particularly children, with hearing loss.
“I fully believe in the work of the Hear the World Foundation, which is why I have been supporting it with my photography for over ten years already,” said Adams. Every month displays a photo of an international celebrity drawing attention to the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss in the Hear the World pose for conscious hearing—with their hand behind their ear.
In the most recent calendar, musicians Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Jamie Cullum, Peter Maffay, Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan, Zedd, and Marc Sway appear. Appearing on the cover is actress, producer, and activist Priyanka Chopra; other featured celebrities include model Isabella Emmack, model/singer Karen Elson, and comedian Russell Peters. This year’s twelve featured celebrities follow in the footsteps of over a hundred other musicians, models, and actors who have supported the Hear the World Foundation over the past 10 years.
“It warms my heart to support an effort that brings the world together to give disadvantaged children the gift of hearing,” said McLachlan. “The 2018 Hear the World calendar is a meaningful work of art that offers all of us an opportunity to be a part of something special.”
Hearing loss – an underestimated issue with serious consequences
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 360 million people (around 5% of the global population) are affected by moderate to profound hearing loss—around 32 million of whom are children. Most of those affected live in low- or middle-income countries and do not have any access to audiological care. Untreated hearing loss can have serious consequences, particularly for children.
Source: Hear the World Foundation
Images: Hear the World Foundation