RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Sandy Bichard, 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 Sandy Bichard, Owner of Richmond Hearing Consultants.
According to Sandy, 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. In conjunction with Starkey
Canada, a team of hearing aid clinic owners from across Canada bid to
fund the Kenya mission, which will take place March 4-11. This will be
Sandy's fourth mission to a developing country with the Starkey
About Richmond Hearing Consultants
Richmond Hearing Consultants, a locally owned and operated hearing aid
dispensing clinic, has been providing hearing healthcare services to
Richmond and surrounding communities since 1963. The professional team
at Richmond Hearing maintains an uncompromising dedication to providing
the latest technology, friendly service, and solutions designed to fit
each client's hearing needs, lifestyle, and budget.
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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Richmond Hearing Consultants
(604) 278 090