Bloomington, Minn. – Feb. 1, 2022 – GN Hearing, the global leader in hearing aid innovation, today announced that it will donate $5 to the GN Hearing Scholarship for every ReSound ONE™, Beltone Imagine and Audigy AGX hearing aid sold in February, Black History Month.
GN created the scholarship last year to support Black students pursuing a career in audiology and hearing sciences, with a focus on students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Shamine Alves and Darchayla Lewis, both seniors pursuing degrees in Hampton University’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders program, were named the first recipients of the GN Hearing Scholarship, receiving $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The GN Hearing Scholarship is a community educational initiative championed by Black@GN, an employee resource group at the company. The goal of this new fund is to help increase the number of Black audiologists within the field.
“Great hearing care begins with outstanding hearing care providers,” says Scott Davis, President of GN Hearing North America. “By supporting this employee-led effort, we hope to improve diversity within the profession, which in turn, we hope will help improve overall access to all people who could benefit from hearing care.”
ReSound hearing aids, available from leading hearing care professionals, continue to set worldwide standards for quality and intuitive technology to help people with hearing loss communicate better than ever before. ReSound was the first hearing aid brand to be Made for iPhone, bringing direct streaming from hearing aids into the iPhone era. It also pioneered the development of 2.4 GHz wireless technology and made it possible to receive advanced at-home hearing care during COVID-19. The introduction of this new class of hearing technology with ReSound ONE demonstrates that ReSound is the undisputed innovation leader putting people with hearing loss at the center. Featuring award winning technology, ReSound has been trusted for decades by people with hearing loss and their caregivers around the world.
About GN Group
The GN Group enables people to Hear More, Do More and Be More through its intelligent hearing, audio and video collaboration solutions. Inspired by people and driven by our innovation leadership, we leverage technological synergies between our hearing and audio divisions to deliver unique and increasingly individualized user experiences in our products and solutions.
150 years ago, GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honor that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound and video processing, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra, BlueParrott and FalCom in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs 6,500 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).