PRESS RELEASE – STARKEY Hearing Foundation Technologies will be hosting a national hearing mission on the January 17-18 at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, from 8:00 a.m. daily. The Foundation will be providing custom-fit hearing aids FREE of cost as well as a lifetime supply of batteries and aftercare support.
In addition, the Foundation will be training health care workers, teachers and community volunteers in screening for hearing loss in all age groups.
This phase one mission is expected to fit 600 people with free hearing aids. However, prior to the screening, all persons with hearing impairments will be required to have their hearing tested at Entrepot or Vieux Fort Wellness Centres.
The Ministry of Health is, therefore, appealing to all persons who have difficulty in hearing to call the Vieux Fort and Entrepot health centres for an appointment from Friday, January 5 to Tuesday, January 16.