Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Hearing Clinics Join Starkey Hearing Foundation on First-ever Hearing Mission to China

COLLINGWOOD, ON, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Hearing Clinics is excited to announce that Sue, Sheri and Len Vermeulen 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, Sue, Sheri and Len Vermeulen 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 here at Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic are very grateful to do our part," said Sue Vermeulen, owner and Hearing Instrument Specialist, with Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Hearing Clinics. We here at Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Hearing Clinics 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 Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Hearing Clinics
Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic Inc. has been a family owned and operated business for over 34 years. Their Collingwood office is located at 10126 Hwy. 26 E (Across from Hyundai).  They also have an office in Wasaga Beach.  Wasaga Hearing Clinic is located at 637 River Road West (Across from Royal Bank).  They are dedicated to providing improved quality of life through innovative communication technology, in harmony with professional and friendly service. At their clinic, you are treated like a friend and they answer all of your questions about the best solutions available to adapt to your lifestyle and budget. At Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic Inc. you have access to the most qualified and caring hearing health care professionals who are committed to your wellbeing. Their goal is your satisfaction.

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.

Image with caption: "NBA All Stars Yao Ming and Caron Butler join the Starkey Hearing Foundation (CNW Group/Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120917_C7216_PHOTO_EN_17970.jpg

SOURCE: Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic Inc.

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Sheri Vermeulen 
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