Collingwood Hearing Clinic to Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Give Projected 6,000 Hearing Instruments to Adults and Children in Need in Kenya, Africa

COLLINGWOOD, ON, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Len and Sue Vermeulen, 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 Sue Vermeulen, Owner of Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic.  According to Sue, 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 Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic
Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinic Inc. has been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years. Their new Collingwood office is located at 10126 Hwy. 26 E (Next to Catch 22 Restaurant).  They have also opened up another office in Wasaga Beach.  Wasaga Hearing Clinic is located at 637 River Road West.  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 (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 to learn more.

SOURCE Starkey Canada

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Contact:          Sue Vermeulen
Collingwood Hearing Clinic
(705) 445-1177

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