My work with the Starkey Hearing Foundation has spanned 4 continents and 9 countries. Over and over, I witness an awakening before my lens. Eyes alight as sound is heard for the first time...sometimes tears of joy flow, for others, the world seems too loud and overwhelming…to be sure, nothing will ever be the same. Annually, the SHF provides the gift of hearing to over 100,000 children and adults by fitting them with hearing aids--offering a renewed sense of hope and forever changing their potential to participate in life.
Many of these images were shot on assignment for NEED Magazine and were featured on Time.com.