Inspirational Six-Year-Old Receives Gift of a Lifetime and Pledges to Keep Advocating Hearing Better

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At an exclusive hearing healthcare event at Siemens in Piscataway, NJ on October 17, The HearStrong Foundation celebrated aspiring skateboarder Chloe Stark, six, of New York City as a HearStrong Champion for her determination in overcoming hearing loss to thrive in every aspect of her life.

Ed Keller, founder of the HearStrong Foundation, presents Stark with a brand new skateboard

Ed Keller, founder of the HearStrong Foundation, presents Stark with a brand new skateboard

Chloe truly epitomizes what it means to be a HearStrong Champion.--Clifford Carey, communications director of EarQ

On October 17, the HearStrong Foundation celebrated six-year-old Chloe Stark of New York City as a HearStrong Champion amongst hearing healthcare professionals at an industry event co-hosted by EarQ, the foundation’s main sponsor, and Siemens at the manufacturer’s US headquarters in Piscataway, NJ.

Diagnosed with profound hearing loss as an infant, Chloe received cochlear implants at the age of two. Shortly after, she began attending the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech in New York City to help advance her language and communication skills. Chloe was a star student who far surpassed her developmental milestones and graduated with flying colors.

Today, Chloe is excelling in mainstream kindergarten and is not shy about teaching others about her hearing loss or devices. An aspiring skateboarder, Chloe is determined to not allow her hearing difficulties keep her from achieving any goal.

To help support her passion, HearStrong teamed with the Girls Riders Organization (GRO) and Sector 9 to present Chloe with a custom skateboard and an opportunity to train with some of the most accomplished women in the sport at GRO’s New York City location.

“Chloe truly epitomizes what it means to be a HearStrong Champion,” said Clifford Carey, communications director of EarQ. “Her enthusiasm for chasing her goals and teaching others about the value of hearing better is not only admirable, but can have a huge impact on how her friends, classmates, and teachers view hearing loss.”

To learn more, visit hearstrong.org.

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About the HearStrong Foundation:

The HearStrong Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to shatter the stereotypes surrounding hearing loss and its advanced solutions by honoring the accomplishments of those who have overcome hearing loss and inspire others to do the same. Supported by the dedication of EarQ providers, the foundation is a worldwide advocate for hearing loss awareness, education and support. For more information about the foundation, or to nominate a HearStrong Champion, please visit http://www.hearstrong.org or contact:    

info(at)hearstrong(dot)org
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About EarQ:

A strategy and consulting firm that supports hearing healthcare providers nationwide, EarQ utilizes innovative business and marketing practices, national public awareness efforts and advocates for excellence in private patient care. Through its 1,400 hearing healthcare provider locations nationwide, EarQ will help provide greater access to quality hearing healthcare services and products.
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