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The Listening Brain


Apr 28, 2021

Paige Stringer, M.A., M.P.H -- Paige is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss.  Born with a severe to profound hearing loss, Paige benefitted from early identification and early intervention services as a baby to learn to listen and speak. In 2009, she established the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss (GFCHL) to help young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and living in developing countries access the locally-based services that they need to listen, talk, and thrive. Prior to her current role as the organization’s Executive Director, Paige held various marketing positions for 15 years, including at Amazon.com and The Clorox Company. She served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health from 2014 – 2016. Paige has been involved in committee work at the World Health Organization since 2015 to help raise global awareness for hearing loss, including in her current role on the advisory group for the WHO Resolution and World Report on Hearing. She lived for a few months in Geneva in 2019 to lead the development of the communications strategy for the 2021 release of the WHO World Report on Hearing. She has been honored with several awards for her work in developing countries including the 2019 World of Children Health Award, the 2018 AG Bell Association Award for International Service and the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award by the American Academy of Audiology.  Paige earned a full tennis scholarship to the University of Washington where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She holds a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco and her Master’s in Public Health, Global Health degree from the University of Washington.