The 20th Anniversary Hearing Decoration Press Conference
PSA Charitable Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Hearing Decoration Press Conference has released the designs of fashionable hearing aids for the first time.
The design concept, Imperfection of the Moon: Waxes and Wanes, has struck a chord.
Industry, government, universities, and medicine join hands to create a hearing-friendly future.
PSA Charitable Foundation has been caring for the public’s hearing health for a long time. The Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022 and invites the professionals from industry, government, universities, and medicine to join in the grand event. New generation of designers have brought fresh vigor and vitality to the 20th anniversary celebration. Student designers from National Taipei University of Technology release the Hearing Decoration series, a fashionable and practical design of hearing aids, for the first time. The series perfectly demonstrates the designers’ creativity and sense of fashion. Using sunflowers, sunshine, and guardian angel from Western culture to symbolize warmth and courage, the designers are inspired to combine the hearing aids with necklace design in hopes to transform a medical equipment to a fashionable accessory. The author of the Foundation’s theme song 60% Full and a musical prodigy, Hsu Shu Hao, has made a surprise appearance on the catwalk for the Hearing Decoration series to demonstrate the design concept—Imperfection of the Moon: Waxes and Wanes. Hsu states, “The design is simple and elegant. The quiet moon reflects the state of the heart and increases the wearer’s confidence in life. I have the honor to collaborate with the PSA Charitable Foundation for the past two years and it is my hope to evoke people’s attention to hearing care through music.” The hearing aids designs of NTUT students will be made public on PSA Facebook Fanpage. All are invited to vote for the best hearing aids design of your choice and join PSA Charitable Foundation to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
There is also a sitcom performance at the press conference. The dancers interpret a scene where hearing loss caused by environmental noises is restored through the assistance of hearing aids. The attendants of the press conference are invited to hear sounds through hearing aids in hopes of increasing their empathy and generating understanding and acceptance of the importance of hearing aids to the hearing impaired.
PSA Charitable Foundation has been working in the field of hearing care in Taiwan for a long time. In the past two decades, the Foundation has serviced in over 700 community location and cared for over twenty thousand hearing impaired children and elders. It is the one that most dedicated to the hearing care at community locations in Taiwan. The Foundation collaborates with Taoyuan City and New Taipei City since last year to provide Hearing Aid Bank service and joins hands with the governments to upgrade the community caring service. At the meantime, the Foundation co-produces the first hearing care radio program, Sublimation of Voice, Hearing the Love, with Voice of Han Broadcast Network. The program will invite professionals of the field to explore the issues of hearing health knowledge and concepts and hearing care from all aspects. It is dedicated to promote hearing care ideas.
As expressed by the PSA Charitable Foundation CEO, Lin Long Sen, in his speech, the prospect of the Foundation is to “always be here” to listen. By making good use of the enterprise resources, the Foundation will continue to care for the potential societal needs, call for the public’s attention, and make practical plans and guidelines to realize the service spirit of Hear, Help, Happiness. Mr. Lin Long Sen mentions that from donation to initiative, hearing care has always been the core mission of the Foundation. From campus noise reduction workshop, hearing screening test and initiative at community locations, Hearing Aid Bank establishment, to aural rehabilitation practice—this one-stop service of the Foundation brings the general public’s attention to the importance of hearing care and reduces communication barriers. The Foundation joins hands with industry, government, and universities to achieve the prospect of making PSA Foundation a beacon of hearing care. At the meantime, the Foundation recognizes the importance of caretakers’ mental health and support system and will continue to invest its resources in the psychological support of the caretakers. Through stress relief tools and group share method, the Foundation provides specialized service to caretakers to create a positive circle. PSA Foundation will serve as another outlet for the caretakers and make the next vicennial a more brilliant one.
[PSA Charitable Foundation] In hopes of giving back to the society and integrating and maximizing social resources, PSA business group, including Passive System Alliance, HannStar Board Corporation, and Walton Advanced Engineering, has cooperated to establish a new foundation in 2002 and officially changed its name to PSA Charitable Foundation. The Foundation provides services of hearing care, volunteer participation, newspaper in education, respite care, and friendly workplace. The Foundation has put in about NT$ 95 million and 4500 person-times, serviced in over 700 community locations, and concerned about the hearing health for more than twenty thousand elders and children in total. The Foundation is the one that most dedicated to the hearing care at community locations in Taiwan. It has sponsored Newspaper in Education for Children for 14 years since 2008 to facilitate the Chinese literature and language learning for 62,000 students in elementary and junior high schools. The Foundation also holds respite care service to assist more than 500 caregivers through stress relief course.