REGINA, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Regina Hearing Services is excited to announce that Lisa Richardson helped Starkey Hearing Foundation give the gift of hearing on its first-ever China mission. This was history in the making as this was the first government sanctioned charity event that has ever been allowed into China. More than 12,000 hearing aids were distributed to hearing impaired children and adults as part of this history-making hearing mission.
During the 10-day hearing mission, Lisa Richardson travelled to Xi'an and Chengdu, China, where they were joined by eight-time NBA All-Star and former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, two-time NBA All-Star and Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler, NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, and GRAMMY award winning songwriter and producer Dallas Austin.
"I was honored to join the Starkey Hearing Foundation team on this history making mission. It is extremely rewarding to experience the happiness and excitement these children express when they hear sounds for the first time." said Lisa Richardson, M.S. CCC-A, Aud. (c) Audiologist and Director of Regina Hearing Services Incorporated. "We at Regina Hearing Services are priveleged to do our part in delivering the gift of hearing".
This was Starkey Hearing Foundation's first mission to China. The Foundation distributes more than 100,000 hearing aids annually in both the U.S. and around the world and has visited more than 98 countries. 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, and is well on the way to its goal. For more information about Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
About Regina Hearing Services
Regina Hearing Services Inc is owned and operated by the Director, Lisa Richardson, M.S. CCC-A, Aud. (c) Audiologist. Lisa and her team have been serving the hearing health care needs of southern Saskatchewan for 26 years. Regina Hearing Services are determined to provide the highest quality hearing health care, through the prevention and early diagnosis of hearing loss for all ages. Their commitment to improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss is demonstrated through their expert follow up care and continued support in hearing device maintenance programs. Regina Hearing Services prides itself on providing flexible hours, no waiting periods for appointments and a variety of retail products designed for the protection, improvement and enhancement of hearing health.
For more information or to set up an appointment with Regina Hearing Services, please call (306) 949-6667 or visit www.reginahearing.com.
About Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Foundation is bringing 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. Starkey Hearing Foundation fits and gives more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton's Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit one million hearing aids this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education 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.
Image with caption: "NBA All Stars Yao Ming and Caron Butler join the Starkey Hearing Foundation (CNW Group/Starkey Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120913_C6394_PHOTO_EN_17845.jpg
SOURCE: Starkey Canada
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