The Hearing Loss Clinic Joins Starkey Hearing Foundation on First-ever Hearing Mission to China

CALGARY, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Hearing Loss Clinic is excited to announce that Travis and Sabrina Rhodes helped Starkey Hearing Foundation give the gift of hearing on its first-ever China mission. This was history in the making as this was the first government sanctioned charity event that has ever been allowed into China. More than 12,000 hearing aids were distributed to hearing impaired children and adults as part of this history-making hearing mission.

During the 10-day hearing mission, Travis and Sabrina Rhodes travelled to Xi'an and Chengdu, China, where they were joined by eight-time NBA All-Star and former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, two-time NBA All-Star and Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler, NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, and GRAMMY award winning songwriter and producer Dallas Austin.

"We truly live through what we give and the greatest gift in life is what we give. There is no better or more important job in the world than helping people that need to be helped! " Said Travis Rhodes, Owner and Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner, with The Hearing Loss Clinic. "We here at The Hearing Loss Clinic are grateful to do our part in delivering the gift of hearing."

This was Starkey Hearing Foundation's first mission to China. The Foundation distributes more than 100,000 hearing aids annually in both the U.S. and around the world and has visited more than 98 countries. As a member of President Clinton's Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing Foundation has pledged to fit one million hearing aids by the end of the decade, and is well on the way to its goal. For more information about Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.

About The Hearing Loss Clinic

The Hearing Loss Clinic Inc. has been serving Southern Alberta and the East Kootenays since the early 1990's.  Our clinics are located in Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta as well as Cranbrook and Creston, British Columbia.

The mission of The Hearing Loss Clinic Inc. is to make a positive difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment. Our goal is to deliver client-centered hearing healthcare and comprehensive solutions for better hearing to assist our clients in achieving their highest potential as they strive for confidence and effectiveness in their communications with others. We are committed to ongoing continuing education, providing the latest in hearing technology, delivering excellent personal customer service and serving our clients needs with compassion and understanding.

For more information or to set up an appointment with The Hearing Loss Clinic, please call (403) 289-3290 or visit www.hearingloss.ca.

About Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation is bringing understanding among individuals and communities through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear. Hearing loss affects one in 10 Americans, and 63 million children worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. Starkey Hearing Foundation fits and gives more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton's Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit one million hearing aids this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully initiative and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.

SOURCE: Starkey Canada

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Media Contact: Travis Rhodes (403) 289-3290 travis@hearingloss.ca

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