Deaf Health Initiative Selected as Finalist for TEDGlobal

Maryland non-profit to take the stage in Tanzania in August 2017, joining 20 innovators from five continents

Aaron Hsu

BALTIMORE, MD — Deaf Health Initiative, Inc. has been selected to deliver a TED talk at the annual TEDGlobal conference this August in Arusha, Tanzania. The Baltimore-based non-profit will join 20 other change-makers from around the globe to share their ideas with the world on August 27-30, 2017.

“Our organization is proud to join an exceptional group of TED Fellows committed to raising awareness about critical issues and challenging the world with unique ideas,” said co-founder Allysa Dittmar.  “We look forward to sharing our vision for improving healthcare communication and delivery.”

Finalists were selected among an international pool of thousands of applicants based on character, grit, and the potential to break barriers. Deaf Health Initiative is one of five American visionaries, joining innovators from India, Mexico, the Philippines, France, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Uganda, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Kenya. Notable speakers at the most recent TED conference in Vancouver, Canada included the likes of Elon Musk, Serena Williams, and Pope Francis.

Leading policymakers, businesspeople, philanthropists, academics, and activists from around the world convene at the annual TEDGlobal conference to explore groundbreaking ideas, innovation, and creativity. For more information about TEDGlobal 2017, visit:

About Deaf Health Initiative, Inc.

Deaf Health Initiative, Inc. (DHI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare for deaf and hard of hearing individuals by implementing policy changes across hospitals and other institutions. DHI also delivers healthcare advocacy through the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL) and communication products through the technology corporation ClearMask, LLC.


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