Healthy Hearing

Dr. Timothy Shriver speaking behind a podium at a CDC engagement.
Dr. Timothy Shriver represented Special Olympics at the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds in Atlanta on 15 October—a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives.
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Athlete is receiving an ear exam and having his hearing aids put on by a volunteer as a medical professional observes.
Special Olympics and Starkey Hearing Foundation Partnership Brings the Gift of Hearing to World Games Athletes.
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Two young women standing in front of an Athletes Chillout Area sign at the 2019 World Games giving a peace sign and a thumbs up.
Rincy Biju and Jyothi A. participated for the first time at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the world's largest sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Female athlete on the track running. Another two female athletes are in the background along with spectators in the seats.
Ecuadorian athlete Jacqueline Gilces starred in one of the most emotional moments of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Said Bes getting his hearing aid resized
For the first time in his life, he could hear the aura of a crowd. Fans from all over the world cheering him on.
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Aboubakrine Sadikh Diaw and Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye standing side by side on the football field. Mame has his hearing aids in.
Football Player Fitted for Hearing Aids at Special Olympics World Games
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Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye being embraced by his team mates after hearing for the first time. He has hearing aids in each ear.
At age 31, Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye, an athlete from Special Olympics Senegal, hears his is the first time.
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