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International Outreach | Markus Hilbert

International Outreach


Reference: hear the world foundation

20 years ago, I started an international missions organization in Africa that is still going strong, and also set up Audiology services as part of a medical outreach to India. I have continued to do outreach in local community throughtout my clinical career in Canada. I now want to reach the world with general self-sustaining initiatives including specifically hearing-related ventures like Hear the World or the Starkey Hearing Foundation, but unlike them, to do it with a structured, self-sustaining social enterprise model. 

Key Facts

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In terms of hearing-related initiatives, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated in their 2018 resolution that hearing health is a major health care focus. Hearing health connects us to each other, our communities, and the world. For those who have hearing loss, appropriate and timely interventions can facilitate access to education, employment, communication and income.  Below are some key facts taken from the World Health Organization’s hearing loss fact sheet

I am looking for partners. If you have contacts, ideas, or anything to contribute to this new venture, please reach out to me using the form below. 

Some inspiring outreach players I have had the honour to know include Lifeline Malawi, EARS Inc.Hebner Innovative Solutions, Black Buffalo Global Missions, Samaritan’s Purse and more.

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