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Phonak Sponsors Golf Tournament Benefiting Children with Hearing Loss


LPGA Pro and Deaflympics Gold Medalist Kaylin Yost to Participate in the 13th Annual Child’s Voice Golf Tournament

Stäfa, Switzerland and Warrenville, IL, June 11, 2018 – Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing aids and wireless communications solutions, today announces its sponsorship of the Child’s Voice Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 12 at the Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. The annual golf outing is among the key programs of Child's Voice, a national listening and spoken language program for children with hearing loss. 

“Helping children rediscover the world of sound is something we’re extremely proud of at Phonak,” said Jan Metzdorff, President of Phonak U.S. “It’s why we devote so many resources to advancing the field of pediatric audiology while developing parent-trusted pediatric hearing solutions. We’re delighted to sponsor neighboring organizations like Child’s Voice that help improve the lives of children with hearing loss.”

Over 200 golfers and friends will be treated to a special guest appearance as LPGA Pro and Phonak Ambassador Kaylin Yost attends the tournament as a guest player and speaker. Kaylin won a gold medal at the 2017 Deaflympics Summer Games in which she represented Team USA in the golf category. In addition to her bringing home a gold medal, the 26-year old Ft. Lauderdale, Florida native and life-long hearing aid wearer is also working to inspire children and young adults with hearing loss by sharing her personal story of how she overcame the challenges of hearing loss. 

“As both a golfer and a hearing loss advocate, I am both excited and honored to be playing at this tournament,” said Kaylin Yost, who is also a Phonak hearing aid wearer. “It’s so inspiring to see this community come together to raise money for a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s also an opportunity to show children, teens and even young adults that hearing loss should never hold you back from achieving your dreams in life.”

The golf tournament is a scramble format, featuring on-course competitions such as closest to the pin, longest drive, and some exciting opportunities to “Challenge a Child’s Voice graduate” including a putting contest. Child’s Voice graduates and current students (and their parents) also volunteer on course at a lemonade stand.

“Over the last thirteen years, this tournament has generated nearly $1M to benefit children with hearing loss as they learn to listen and to speak,” said Dr. Michele Wilkins, Child’s Voice Executive Director. “It’s great to see sponsors like Phonak volunteer their funds, time and great ambassadors to help raise awareness about the hearing loss community.”

In addition to the golf tournament, there will be a cocktail reception and dinner program, which Phonak is the official sponsor of. The dinner program is open to the public and features raffles, auctions and presentations by Child’s Voice alumni. Tickets to the dinner and program are $70 each while sponsorships range from $300 – $10,000.

Founded by a group of dedicated and determined parents, Child's Voice provides children with hearing loss the opportunity to learn to listen and talk. For more information on the dinner and to register today, please visit or call the Child’s Voice Advancement Team at (630) 595-8200.

For further information on Phonak’s mission, visit or the Phonak Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.

About Phonak 

In 2017, Phonak, a member of the Sonova Group, proudly celebrated its 70th anniversary. Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak, a member of the Sonova Group was created in 1947 out of a passion for taking on the most difficult hearing challenges. Seventy years later, this passion remains. As the industry’s leading provider, we offer the broadest portfolio of life-changing hearing solutions. From pediatric to profound hearing loss, we remain committed to creating hearing solutions that change people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. We believe in creating a world where ‘Life is on’ for everyone. 

At Phonak, we believe that hearing well is essential to living life to the fullest. For 70 years, we’ve remained true to our mission, creating life-changing hearing solutions to help people thrive socially and emotionally. 
Life is on. 


About Child’s Voice

For 22 years, Child’s Voice has been changing lives of children with hearing loss and their families. Child’s Voice has grown from a school serving only six students, to a thriving comprehensive program providing services to over 300 children with hearing loss from birth through age eight. The mission of Child’s Voice is to empower children with hearing loss to be successful in all educational and social settings by optimizing their listening, speaking and academic skills.

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