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Amplifying Voices Worldwide–Changing Mindsets

View our 2024 World Hearing Day special issue of Volta Voices!

¡Vea nuestro número especial del Día Mundial de la Audición 2024 de Volta Voices!


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World Hearing Day is a call to action—to raise global awareness of hearing loss and to make ear and hearing care a reality for everyone across the world. We collaborate and work alongside many people worldwide who are creating access to technology and therapies in places where children who are deaf and hard of hearing have never had this kind of care before. These trailblazers work with governments, with health agencies, and especially work with families to ensure all children with hearing loss have access to appropriate hearing health care.

Amplifying Voices Worldwide is a call to action—every perspective, every story matters and we’re committed to ensuring that each voice is not just heard, but magnified. This special issue of Volta Voices does just that…magnifies the hard work and dedication of professionals to reach children and their families, share best practices in Listening and Spoken Language development, and ensure that all children have access to professionals who are trained to support them.

We hope that you will be inspired by these stories where people are creating incredible learning opportunities in places where there are none. All with a shared goal of improving the lives of children with hearing loss so that they can live a life without limits!


Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
Chief Executive Officer, AG Bell
World Hearing Day – March 3, 2024


Amplificando las voces en todo el mundo: un cambio de mentalidad

El Día Mundial de la Audición es un llamamiento a la acción para concienciar a la población mundial sobre la pérdida auditiva y hacer realidad la asistencia auditiva para todas las personas a nivel mundial. Colaboramos y trabajamos con muchas personas de todo el mundo que están creando un acceso a la tecnología y terapias en lugares donde los niños con sordera o hipoacusia nunca antes habían recibido este tipo de asistencia. Estos pioneros trabajan con los gobiernos, con los organismos sanitarios y, sobre todo, con las familias para garantizar que todos los niños con pérdida auditiva tengan acceso a una asistencia sanitaria auditiva adecuada.

Amplificando las voces en todo el mundo es un llamamiento a la acción: todos los puntos de vista y todas las historias importan, y nos comprometemos a garantizar que todas las voces no solo se oigan, sino que se magnifiquen. Este es el objetivo del número especial de Voces de Volta: magnificar el arduo trabajo y la dedicación de los profesionales para llegar a los niños y a sus familias, compartir las mejores prácticas en el desarrollo de la Escucha y el Lenguaje Hablado, y garantizar que todos los niños tengan acceso a profesionales formados que les apoyen.

Esperamos que estas historias de personas que crean increíbles oportunidades de aprendizaje en lugares donde no existen le sirvan de inspiración. Todo ello con el objetivo común de mejorar la vida de los niños con pérdida auditiva para que puedan ¡vivir una vida sin límites!

Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
CEO de AG Bell
Día Mundial de la Audición – 3 de marzo de 2024

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