GEORGETOWN, ON, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Long time Georgetown residents Jason Toone and Crystal Rosa are excited to
announce that they will be traveling with Starkey Hearing Foundation to
China to deliver the gift of hearing. The team will give away more than
6,000 hearing aids to children and adults in need.
For 15 days, Jason and Crystal will help the Starkey Hearing Foundation
team of audiologists and staff deliver the gift of hearing by fitting
each of the recipients with their very own hearing device.
"We are so excited to be joining Starkey Hearing Foundation on this
mission," said Jason Toone "The Foundation is bringing understanding to
people around the world through hearing care. We here at Starkey Canada
are honored to do our part in delivering the gift of hearing to those
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.
About Crystal and Jason
Jason has grown up in Georgetown and continues to live here with his
wife and two daughters. Jason has been part of the hearing health field
for the past 27 years. A passion for being a part of change compels
Jason into participating in all aspects of the Foundations work.
Crystal and her family have been residents in Georgetown for the past 10
years. Crystal's family is very active in the community. Crystal has
been part of the Hearing health field for the past 23 years. Crystal
feels extremely privileged to be able to participate in such a worthy
As the Director of the Starkey Hearing Foundation of Canada, Jason has
had the privilege of participating alongside Crystal in several
missions over the past 8 years that have taken them to El Salvador
twice, Egypt, Turkey, Panama, Kingston Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, and
Kenya. The Canadian Hearing Mission Team has successfully fit over
17,000 children and adults on these trips, bringing the gift of hearing
to those who otherwise would go without.
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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