Annie Lennox Social Activist and Hearing Loss Ambassador
New Generation Miami Hearing Center’s involvement with the “Hear the World Campaign” is very clear. Each week a new Celebrity Ambassador is introduced. These Ambassadors raise awareness on hearing damage and educate people about hearing aids. Annie Lennox, a Scottish musician and recording artist joins the campaign as a Celebrity Ambassador.
She is not only a famous artist but also a social activist and supporter of many charities. Annie supports TAC and Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign and has joined the Hear the World Campaign.
Annie recognizes the importance of hearing health. In an interview found in the Hear the World Magazine she states, “I can’t even begin to imagine what my life would be like without the facility to “hear.” All my creative expression has been focused around it. It’s such a precious gift not to be taken for granted.”
This subject also touches her on a personal level. In the interview she explains, “My father suffered from “industrial deafness,” (euphemistic term if ever there was one) which was the result of being made to stand inside the steel hulks of ships, while workers hammered metal rivets into their sides all day long. The sound was deafening – literally. He was only fourteen and he used to stagger outside after work, because his hearing was completely shot. There was no protection for his ears, and he never received any kind of compensation.
She is an admirable woman, whose goal in life is not only to entertain individuals with her music but also to bring awareness about very important matters, such as hearing loss, and the importance of hearing health.