With the help of a star-studded line up of football and entertainment legends, Starkey Hearing Foundation, which strives to change the social consciousness of hearing and hearing health care, announced that it will deliver the gift of hearing to Indianapolis on February 3, 2012 during its 3rd Annual Super Bowl Week Hearing Mission.
The event, which will help 75 under-served, hearing-impaired children and adults, will be held at SportZone in Indianapolis, IN from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In what has become an annual tradition for Starkey, the Super Bowl Hearing Mission is receiving help from long-time Foundation friends Heather Whitestone (first deaf Miss America title holder), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis Colts), Dallas Clark (Indianapolis Colts), and Michael Floyd (Notre Dame Fighting Irish). This “super” team of celebrity volunteers will be joining Bill Austin, Founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation, and his team of experts in fitting local children with state-of-the-art hearing aids, which is part of the Foundation’s mission so the world may hear.
“By providing children with the ability to hear, we help open up the world to them, that they may smile, laugh, and enjoy a life previously unavailable to them due to a hearing loss disability,” says Bill Austin, Chief Executive Officer of Starkey Laboratories and Founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation. According to Starkey Hearing Foundation, an estimated 63 million children worldwide suffer from hearing loss. In the U.S., 34 million Americans, or one in 10, live with hearing loss or a hearing disability.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Super Bowl Hearing Mission is one of dozens of missions conducted each year both domestically and internationally. The Super Bowl week mission will include the precise fitting of custom-made, state-of-the-art hearing aids for each recipient, along with testing, batteries, counseling and instructions on follow-up care.