Winnipeg Hearing Professionals Join Starkey Hearing Foundation To Deliver the Gift of Hearing

WINNIPEG, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Grant Park Hearing Centre and Polo Park Hearing Centre are excited to announce that Kevin McNabb and Leslie and Kent Holden will be traveling with Starkey Hearing Foundation to China to deliver the gift of hearing. The team will give away more than 12,000 hearing aids to children and adults in need.

For 10 days, Kevin, Leslie and Kent will help the Starkey Hearing Foundation team of audiologists and hearing aid specialists deliver the gift of hearing by fitting each of the recipients with their very own custom-made, hearing device.

"We are so excited to be joining Starkey Hearing Foundation on this mission," said Kevin, Leslie and Kent. "The Foundation is bringing understanding to people around the world through hearing care. We here at Grant Park Hearing Centre and Polo Park Hearing Centre are honored to do our part in delivering the gift of hearing to those in need."

Starkey Hearing Foundation's China mission is just one of the many missions that are conducted throughout the year to deliver the gift of hearing around the world. 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.

For more Information about Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org and to learn more about Grant Park Hearing Centre and Polo Park Hearing Centre visit www.grantparkhearingcentre.com and www.poloparkhearing.com

About Leslie Holden and Kevin McNabb

Leslie has been devoted to helping the public with their hearing health care needs for over 35 years. Leslie is dedicated and well respected amongst the hearing health care field as well as her clientele. One of Leslie's most passionate pursuits in the hearing health care field is taking part in missions to 3rd world countries to fit children with hearing aids with the SHF.  Kent is looking forward to his second mission and having the experience of giving the gift of hearing to these children.

Kevin has over 30 years' experience in the industry.  He has a passion for helping and not just the people in his community. He has donated his expertise, his time and his money to a very worthy cause. Each year he and his hearing health professional friends from across Canada venture to underprivileged countries to give the gift of hearing in conjunction with the SHF.

For more information or to set up an appointment with Grant Park Hearing or Polo Park Hearing, please call (204) 453-5565 or (204) 788-1083.

About Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Foundation is striving to foster greater 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. From 2000 to 2010, Starkey Hearing Foundation fit more than 500,000 hearing aids to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. The Foundation has grown that commitment to more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton's Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit 1 million hearing aids this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness 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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Keesha Marson
Starkey Canada
(905) 542-7555
keesha_marson@starkey.com

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