BELLEVILLE, ON, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Vouts Hearing Centre, today announced
plans for the five-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. We
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 Glenda Vout of Vouts Hearing Centre. According to
Glenda, 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 7-11.
About Vouts Hearing Centre
Michael and Glenda own and operate Vout's Hearing and Denture Centre in
Belleville and Napanee, and have been providing the communities with
hearing health care for over 28 years. This mission to Kenya will be
the 8th mission the Vout's have participated in. Glenda and Michael's efforts
have enabled them, up to now; to supply much needed hearing aids to
over 3100 children and adults in El Salvador (2 missions), Jamaica,
Panama, Turkey, Egypt, and Mexico.
The general public can assist the Vouts by donating their used hearing
aids that are no longer needed to help bring the gift of hearing to
children and adults of Third World Countries. Any donation of hearing
aids will improve the quality of life of a child or adult in need and
can be dropped off at one of the offices.
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
For further information:
Vouts Hearing Centre