FORT ST. JOHN, BC, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Cheryl Blair today announced plans
for the five-day hearing mission trip to Mombasa, Kisumu, and Nairobi,
Kenya projected to result in fitting more than 3,000 adults and
children receiving over 6,000 hearing instruments. The hearing mission
trip will be completed in conjunction with the Starkey Hearing
Foundation in an effort to fulfill the Foundation's commitment to
helping the world to hear.
"It is incredibly fulfilling to be a part of this hearing mission trip
and to do so much good in such a short amount of time. It's also very
humbling to experience the incredible need that exists in the world. I
feel honored to have the opportunity to bring the gift of hearing to so
many in need and proud to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation in its
mission," said Cheryl Blair, Owner of Northern Sound Hearing Clinic.
According to Cheryl, not only will those in need be fitted with hearing
instruments, they will also receive training on hearing instrument
care, maintenance and a supply of hearing instrument batteries.
Hearing mission trips are paid for by donations to the Starkey Hearing
Foundation. Every year at the Foundation's annual "So the World May
Hear" Awards Gala, attendees have an opportunity to bid during a live
auction to fund a hearing mission trip. A network of distributors of
Starkey Canada, a division of Starkey Laboratories, bid to fund the
Kenya mission, which will take place March 7-11.
About Northern Sound Hearing Clinic
For the last 18 years Northern Sound Hearing Clinic has proudly provided
audiological services to the residents of the Peace Region in Northern
Alberta and BC. We opened our first clinic in1993 in Grande Prairie
Alberta, and expanded to Fort St. John, BC in 2007 and to the Kitsilano
area in Vancouver, BC. in 2010
Northern Sound Hearing Clinics provide audiology services including
hearing testing and hearing aid fittings for patients age 6 months and
up. Our audiologists and hearing professionals are highly educated and
experienced. Our commitment is to provide diagnostic audiological
testing, amplification, and aural rehabilitation services using the
most current technology and knowledge available. We work closely with
physicians, educators, audiologists and other medical professionals to
provide a comprehensive approach to client care.
About Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF)
Since 1973, Starkey has been giving the gift of hearing to the world's
underprivileged -especially children- through its internationally
recognized mission program and its domestic program, Hear Now. Our
mission is to promote hearing health awareness and education; provide
hearing instruments and personal listening devices to people in need,
and to support and conduct research and education in hearing
breakthroughs and technologies. In late 2007, SHF launched their
awareness initiative via a media campaign with public service
announcements to educate consumers about responsible listening.
Spanning the past 12 months, the Foundation has provided more than
50,000 hearing instruments both domestically and abroad. Since 2000,
more than 400,000 hearing instruments have been distributed to persons
in need worldwide. Please visit www.sotheworldmayhear.org to learn more.
SOURCE Starkey Canada
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Northern Sound Hearing Clinic