CRANBROOK, BC, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Hearing Loss Clinic is excited
to announce that Travis and Sabrina Rhodes 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, Travis and Sabrina Rhodes 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
"We truly live through what we give and the greatest gift in life is
what we give. There is no better or more important job in the world
than helping people that need to be helped! " Said Travis Rhodes, Owner
and Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner, with The Hearing Loss Clinic.
"We here at The Hearing Loss Clinic are grateful 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 The Hearing Loss Clinic
The Hearing Loss Clinic Inc. has been serving Southern Alberta and the
East Kootenays since the early 1990's. Our clinics are located in
Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta as well as Cranbrook and Creston, British
The mission of The Hearing Loss Clinic Inc. is to make a positive
difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment. Our goal is
to deliver client-centered hearing healthcare and comprehensive
solutions for better hearing to assist our clients in achieving their
highest potential as they strive for confidence and effectiveness in
their communications with others. We are committed to ongoing
continuing education, providing the latest in hearing technology,
delivering excellent personal customer service and serving our clients
needs with compassion and understanding.
For more information or to set up an appointment with The Hearing Loss
Clinic, please call (250) 489-2581 or visit www.hearingloss.ca.
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/20120919_C7787_PHOTO_EN_18101.jpg
SOURCE: Starkey Canada
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Media Contact: Travis Rhodes