Episode 72

CABW 072: Improving Communication and Quality of Life for Those with Hearing Loss

Did you know that there are approximately 15% (~ 37.5 million) of adults aged 18 years and older who reports some trouble hearing and only 20-30% use amplification or hearing aid devices? In addition about 2-3 out of every 1000 children in the United States are born with hearing loss in one or both ears.

Dr. Natalie Phillips spends time with Taylor Dunlap, Programs Coordinator, and Brooklyn Pruter, Hearing Aid Project Administrator, for Sertoma and Hearing Charities of America.

Sertoma is a National Organization creating communities of change to serve many in need. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and awareness. Hearing Charities of America supports those who are deaf or hard of hearing through awareness, volunteerism and philanthropy and provide resources for hearing professionals, manufacturers and individuals with hearing issues.

The National Hearing Aid Project is a unique model and one-of-a-kind collaboration created by Hearing Charities of America (HCOA). It addresses the increased demand for hearing aids by providing hearing aids to low-income individuals on a national scale. The project brings organizations and communities together so that each fulfills a specific role in providing hearing aids to the individuals that need them. 

For more information about Sertoma, Hearing Charities of America, and the National Hearing Aid Project, please visit:


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Natalie Phillips

Dr. Natalie Phillips is passionate about building deep relationships and authentic connections to help make a difference in the world together.  She is committed to assisting individuals and businesses to become more of who they are and to live out their brand.  She believes in creating environments in which people can connect on different levels to help their businesses succeed. 

She created and is Founder and CEO of Connect4Excellence, LLC, a company dedicated to guide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses to connect to their own mission and culture, to connect to others at organized events, to connect to their own voice with a bigger audience on social media, and to connect to be able to give back and create social impact.  She is host of Connecting A Better World, a podcast aimed to connect people to listen, learn, and spark interest in how they themselves see what they can bring forth to make this world a better place.