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Over six hundred people in need of hearing aids have benefited from a screening exercise conducted by the Starky Foundation.

Screening commenced on Monday 13th November and will run through the first week of January 2018. Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Tamiann Young explained that the foundation focuses on providing hearing aids for persons who are not in a position to afford them.

The services are being coordinated with assistance from the Ministry of Health.

To identify the most needy requiring hearing aids the foundation has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Ministry of Education, specifically for support with sign language interpretation, the Rotary Club and Digicel among others.

Kirk Richards the International Development Director for Starkey Caribbean Region indicated that come January the Starkey team will be focused on ear cleaning and doing impressions for selected clients totally free.

Assistant Principal Nursing Officer, Julietta Frederick-Cassius stated that the Ministry of Health has enjoyed a fantastic working relationship with the Starkey Hearing Foundation and urges people to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation believes that hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families and communities.

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