My work with the Starkey Hearing Foundation spans 4 continents and 9 countries. Over and over, I am witness an awakening before me.
Eyes alight as sound is perceived for the first time.
Sometimes tears of joy flow, others, the world is too loud and overwhelming. Without a doubt, nothing will ever be the same again. Annually, the SHF provides the gift of hearing to over 100,000 children and adults by fitting them with hearing aids--offering renewed hope and forever changing their potential to participate in life.
Many of these photographs were created on assignment for NEED Magazine and featured on Time.com.