WINNIPEG, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Leslie and Kent Holden and Kevin McNabb, today
announced plans for the eight-day hearing mission trip to Mombasa,
Kisumu, and Nairobi, Kenya projected to result in fitting more than
3,000 adults and children receiving over 6,000 hearing instruments. The
hearing mission trip will be completed in conjunction with the Starkey
Hearing Foundation in an effort to fulfill the Foundation's commitment
to helping the world to hear.
"It is incredibly fulfilling to be a part of this hearing mission trip
and to do so much good in such a short amount of time. It's also very
humbling to experience the incredible need that exists in the world. I
feel honored to have the opportunity to bring the gift of hearing to so
many in need and proud to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation in its
mission," said Leslie Holden, Owner of Polo Park Hearing Centre.
According to Leslie, not only will those in need be fitted with hearing
instruments, they will also receive training on hearing instrument
care, maintenance and a supply of hearing instrument batteries.
Hearing mission trips are paid for by donations to the Starkey Hearing
Foundation. Every year at the Foundation's annual "So the World May
Hear" Awards Gala, attendees have an opportunity to bid during a live
auction to fund a hearing mission trip. A network of distributors of
Starkey Canada, a division of Starkey Laboratories, bid to fund the
Kenya mission, which will take place March 4-11.
About Leslie Holden and Kevin McNabb
Leslie has been devoted to helping the public with their hearing health
care needs for over 31 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 first
mission and having the experience of giving the gift of hearing to
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.
About Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF)
Since 1973, Starkey has been giving the gift of hearing to the world's
underprivileged -especially children- through its internationally
recognized mission program and its domestic program, Hear Now. Our
mission is to promote hearing health awareness and education; provide
hearing instruments and personal listening devices to people in need,
and to support and conduct research and education in hearing
breakthroughs and technologies. In late 2007, SHF launched their
awareness initiative via a media campaign with public service
announcements to educate consumers about responsible listening.
Spanning the past 12 months, the Foundation has provided more than
50,000 hearing instruments both domestically and abroad. Since 2000,
more than 400,000 hearing instruments have been distributed to persons
in need worldwide. Please visit www.sotheworldmayhear.org to learn more.
SOURCE Starkey Canada
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