Dikembe Mutombo: The Gift of Sound (Slideshow)

This update on Dikembe Mutombo’s community-building efforts in Congo is something we’re sure you’ll want to hear.

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    Volunteers from the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation and Starkey Hearing Foundation teamed up to visit the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, Congo.

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    Dikembe Mutombo looks on as Kinshasa Kabulo gets fit for a hearing aid.

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    Kinshasa Kabulo: nothing but smiles as she received her new hearing device.

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    Dikembo Mutombo celebrates with Kinshasa Kabulo and her family.

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    A child receives a big thumbs up from the big man himself.

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    Another grateful child who benefited from the initiative’s visit to the Congo.

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    The joint Starkey Hearing Foundation and Dikembe Mutombo Foundation teams celebrate a job well done.

In July 2014, as part of the “So the World May Hear” campaign, the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation sent 35 volunteers to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in the Congo where they assisted the Starkey Hearing Foundation in distributing free hearing aids to 1,652 people.

For some, like Kinshasa Kabulo (pictured above and in the slideshow above), the hearing aids allowed them to hear the sound of someone’s voice for the first time.

For more on Dikembe Mutombo’s commitment to connecting with community and raising healthy kids, read his cover profile from our April 2014 issue.

Photos courtesy of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.

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