Osher Günsberg has signed on as an ambassador for leading children’s charity The Shepherd Centre ahead of Hearing Awareness Week 2018.
Having personally lived with Tinnitus (a form of hearing loss) since his late teens, Günsberg says he is proud to get behind an organisation that provides crucial early intervention support for children experiencing hearing loss. “I know firsthand what it’s like to be in a room full of people but still feel alone because you can’t hear what they are saying. It can be isolating to have hearing loss as an adult – and I can’t imagine what that would be like for a small child,” said Günsberg. “The Shepherd Centre helps kids with hearing loss learn how to listen and speak and I’m really proud to be supporting their work.”
The Shepherd Centre has opened up a world of sound for more than 2,000 children and their families since its foundation. Many of these children are born profoundly deaf and, without early intervention, would not be able to hear their parents tell them they love them nor would they be able to verbally communicate with their family and friends. Read the full media release from The Shepherd Centre here.
To hear more from Osher about why he is supporting The Shepherd Centre please visit here.
As a charity organisation, The Shepherd Centre relies heavily on public donations to fund over half of this cost. To help The Shepherd Centre continue its life-changing programs for children and young people with hearing loss, visit www.shepherdcentre.org.au or call 1800 020 030.