Local residents Join Starkey Hearing Foundation To Deliver the Gift of Hearing

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 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.

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 cause.

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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