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hear the world calendar 2016 - for a good cause

Staefa, Switzerland, November 17, 2015

Tina Turner, Rosamund Pike, Naomi Harris and Anastacia are among stars striking a pose for stunning portraits photographed by Bryan Adams in support of disadvantaged children with hearing loss. Why not give your loved ones a stylish present and do some good at the same time? The 2016 calendar from the Hear the World Foundation offers a unique collection of celebrity photographs, all in support of a worthy cause.

Tina Turner, Rosamund Pike, Léa Seydoux and Anastacia are just a few of the stars captured on camera by Bryan Adams for this year’s calendar. Each of the subjects of this beautiful series of black and white photographs adopt the familiar Hear the World pose that is synonymous with conscious hearing— one hand behind their ear— to help raise awareness of the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to the Hear the World Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people with hearing loss all over the world.

A world in which everyone has the chance to experience good hearing: this is the vision of the nonprofit Hear the World Foundation and the goal since its founding in 2006. As well as running a long-term campaign to raise awareness, the Foundation primarily focuses on providing aid for people with hearing loss. In particular, it promotes projects that support children with hearing loss, enabling them to develop appropriately and to give them access to a school education. Since 2006, Hear the World has supported more than 60 projects across five continents and has already given thousands of people the chance to enjoy better hearing.

A work of art and a statement in support of a good cause

The 2016 Hear the World calendar showcases a unique collection of high-quality black and white photographs. Pictured on the cover is Theo Hutchcraft from the highly acclaimed British musical duo Hurts, while the photos inside the calendar feature stars such as the latest Bond girl Léa Seydoux, singer Anastacia, presenter Thomas Gottschalk, singer Tina Turner, director Wim Wenders, singer Eros Ramazzotti, singer Gilberto Gil, Hon. Daphne Guinness, actor Rosamund Pike, actor Naomie Harris, and actor Rufus Sewell.

The 2016 Hear the World Calendar is both a work of art and a statement. Every month, a striking portrait draws attention to the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. The proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be used to help people with hearing loss in need of support all over the globe. This makes it the perfect holiday gift for anyone who wants to give something special and support a good cause.