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Starkey Hearing Foundation Teams With Calipari Foundation and NBA Stars to Bring the Gift of Hearing to People in Need in Lexington, Kentucky

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - A first-of-its-kind hearing mission will change lives this Sunday, August 28 in Lexington, Kentucky as University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Head Coach John Calipari and many other sports stars join Starkey Hearing Foundation to share in the joy of patients receiving the gift of hearing.

"I greatly enjoy working with Starkey Hearing Foundation," Calapari said. "We will see their life-changing work in action, and to have this take place in our community makes it all the more meaningful."

Starkey Hearing Foundation's team of audiologists and staff will provide patients from the Kentucky area with complimentary, customized, state-of-the-art, digital hearing devices and follow-up services.

"We're grateful to have so many greats friends in the Kentucky area to help us put this hearing mission together," Brady Forseth, Starkey Hearing Foundation executive director of philanthropy said. "This instant and impactful hearing health care opens up opportunity and empowers those with hearing loss."

There is an estimated 7.2 million people in the U.S. with hearing loss who are living below the poverty level. For more than three decades, Starkey Hearing Foundation has been changing lives through hearing care, providing more than 1.9 million hearing aids to people in need, including more than 125,000 domestically.

"This hearing mission is about giving back and improving people's lives in our community," Lowell Scott, president and owner of mission sponsor, Hearing Solutions said.

For others seeking hearing device assistance in the U.S., visit StarkeyHearingFoundation.org/hear-now or call 1-800-328-8602.

Press Registration Now Open
To register for media access to this Kentucky hearing mission, email: keith_beise@starkeyfoundation.org

About Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Foundation, a public charity founded by William F. Austin, gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that improve lives and promote understanding. The Foundation focuses on hearing health care missions, education, and recycling, as well as grants to mission-aligned organizations. The Foundation has cared for more than 1.1 million patients and provided 1.9 million hearing devices in more than 100 countries. Connect with Starkey Hearing Foundation on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.