TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Can you imagine life without the sound of music? Medical advances in hearing technology are giving children who are deaf and hard of hearing more access to sound - and music - than ever before. Thanks to bilateral cochlear implants and digital hearing aids, these children are enjoying music and even learning to play musical instruments. But learning to use this new technology takes time, practice - and professional support. VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, a non-profit charity that supports children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their parents, is there to help.
On Thursday, May 27, 2010, VOICE will hold a cocktail music soiree in celebration and support of these children and their families.
Money raised at the event will enable VOICE to continue its important work supporting and advocating for these children and their families.
"The majority of deaf children today can learn to listen and speak if they are given access to supports and services," said Norah-Lynn McIntyre, spokesperson, VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children. "There is insufficient funding and a lack of standards in health and education services for oral deaf children."
"Who I am as a person today would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of VOICE," said Nathan Owen-Going, PhD, VOICE alumnus. "My ability to be comfortable in mainstream society stems partly from the confidence I gained from knowing my potential."
What: VOICE "Music to My Ears" Cocktail Fundraiser, hosted by the SHAMBA
Where: 48 Yonge Street, 12th floor
When: Thursday, May 27, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75 each available at www.voicefordeafkids.com or call 416.487.7719.
VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children was established in the 1960's and is one of the largest parent-led organizations in North America providing services and support to children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn to listen and speak.
SOURCE VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
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