Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Bryan Adams for Phonak

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Bryan Adams for Phonak

Hear the World, a global charity created to raise the awareness of the importance of hearing, are holding an photographic exhibition featuring portraits of stars from the film, music and fashion industries.

The portraits, shot by musician and photographer, Bryan Adams, will be on show in the trendy Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London. "I'm excited to lend my support to such an important cause," said Adams. "As a musician, I'm naturally sympathetic to an initiative dedicated to helping people appreciate and preserve an individual's sense of sound. I hope this exhibit helps to remind people of the tremendous value of their hearing."

Fronted by its celebrity ambassadors, the Hear the World initiative aims to raise international awareness about hearing and hearing loss. Photographed in poses that communicate ‘conscious hearing', Diane Kruger, Amy Winehouse and Mischa Barton are among the many icons that have been captured in a stunning series of portraits.

Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to screen their hearing at free testing stations located throughout the venue and the photographs will be available to purchase with all the proceeds going to the Hear the World Foundation.

The Hear the World Exhibition will be held at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 22nd to 26th July 2009. Admission free.

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By Sophie Warburton