REGINA, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Lisa Richardson, 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 Lisa Richardson, Owner of Regina Hearing Services.
According to Lisa, 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 Regina Hearing Services
Regina Hearing Services Inc is owned and operated by the Director, Lisa
Richardson, M.S. CCC-A, Aud. (c) Audiologist. Lisa and her team have
been serving the hearing health care needs of southern Saskatchewan for
24 years. Regina Hearing Services are determined to provide the
highest quality hearing health care, through the prevention and early
diagnosis of hearing loss for all ages. Their commitment to improving
the quality of life for people with hearing loss is demonstrated
through their expert follow up care and continued support in hearing
device maintenance programs. Regina Hearing Services prides itself on
providing flexible hours, no waiting periods for appointments and a
variety of retail products designed for the protection, improvement and
enhancement of hearing health.
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
For further information:
Regina Hearing Services