Eros Ramazzotti

Singer Eros Ramazzotti photographed by musician-photographer Bryan Adams for the Hear the World Foundation

The Hear the World Foundation, whose mission is to create a world in which every person has the chance to enjoy good hearing, has announced the support of a new celebrity, Eros Ramazzotti. The Italian music star is now championing the cause of the non-profit foundation as an ambassador. He has been photographed in the Hear the World’s “conscious hearing” pose—with one hand cupped behind the ear—by photographer and musician Bryan Adams.

In becoming an ambassador for the non-profit, Ramazzotti is joining more than 80 celebrities—including Sting and Diana Krall—who support Hear the World and have had their photographs taken in the conscious hearing pose by Bryan Adams.

According to Hear the World, Eros Ramazzotti is one of Italy’s most successful musicians. His breakthrough came in 1984 when he won first place in the “Newcomer” category at the Sanremo Music Festival with the song “Terra promessa,” which was subsequently released throughout Europe. This song was followed by a series of internationally acclaimed albums. With worldwide hits such as “Cose della Vita” and “Se Bastasse Una Bella Canzone” and duets with music stars like Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Cher, Plácido Domingo, and Pavarotti, Ramazzotti has established himself as one of the most popular Italian singers, with strong record sales and concerts in Russia, Australia, Argentina, and Germany. He launched his 13th studio album, “Perfetto,” in May 2015, topping the iTunes chart in 13 countries and entering Top 20 in 38 countries.

“I can’t imagine living a single day without music, without hearing the voices of my wife, my children, and all those I love to hear” said Ramazzotti in the announcement from the Hear the World Foundation. “Yet there are countless people who are affected by hearing loss. It is important to help them and promote scientific advancements in this area, especially for the sake of the poorest of the poor.”

Source: Hear the World Foundation

Photo credit: Bryan Adams, Hear the World Foundation