Eden Prairie, Minnesota, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Starkey is thrilled to function the unique international provider of listening to devices for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® Wholesome Listening to program on the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. The video games, which started June 5 and run by way of June 12, are being held on the ESPN Broad World of Sports activities Advanced in Orlando, Florida, and unite greater than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean. Starkey’s participation is a continuation of the global partnership made with Special Olympics International earlier this yr, which pledged to extend entry to listening to well being companies worldwide for people with mental disabilities.
“Starkey was based on the precept of serving to others,” stated Starkey Proprietor and Chairman, Bill Austin. “By means of our Starkey Cares program, we’re proud to be part of the Inclusion Revolution and assist Particular Olympics athletes with the listening to well being sources they want to connect with their world. Alone we won’t do a lot. Collectively, we will change the world!”
In partnership with Particular Olympics Worldwide, Starkey Cares is offering life-changing well being companies and listening to devices to Particular Olympics athletes world wide and serving to practice healthcare professionals to make wholesome listening to extra inclusive of individuals with mental disabilities. On the 2022 USA Video games, Starkey is offering complete listening to screenings, follow-up suggestions, and training on the significance of standard listening to screenings for athletes taking part within the Particular Olympics Wholesome Athletes Wholesome Listening to program.
Particular Olympics Wholesome Listening to is one among eight disciplines inside the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, which supplies well being companies and data to thousands and thousands of individuals in want in additional than 130 nations. By means of each the 2015 Particular Olympics World Summer time Video games in Los Angeles (USA) and the 2019 Particular Olympics World Summer time Video games in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Starkey and Particular Olympics have delivered over 2,700 listening to screenings to athletes and almost 500 personally fitted listening to devices so far.
“World wide, too many kids and adults with mental disabilities aren’t capable of get listening to testing or different routine screenings,” stated Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Chief of Well being, Particular Olympics Worldwide. “In actual fact, throughout our testing, almost 1 / 4 of our athletes fail their listening to take a look at, which signifies attainable listening to loss. Furthermore, lots of our athletes who’re screened have issues getting the follow-up care they so urgently want. Starkey Cares will assist us stage the enjoying subject for folks with mental disabilities to enhance their listening to well being, get them the listening to aids and care they want, and provides our athletes extra alternatives to be included and contribute to their communities.”
Starkey is a privately held, international listening to know-how firm headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Owned by Bill Austin since 1967, Starkey is understood for its modern design, improvement, and distribution of complete digital listening to programs. Led at present by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey has greater than 5,000 workers, operates 29 services and does enterprise in additional than 100 markets worldwide. Study extra at starkey.com.
About Particular Olympics Worldwide
Founded in 1968, Particular Olympics is a world motion to finish discrimination in opposition to folks with mental disabilities. We foster acceptance of all folks by way of the facility of sport and programming in training, well being and management. With greater than six million athletes and Particular Olympics Unified Sports activities® companions in over 190 countries and territories and multiple million coaches and volunteers, Particular Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 Games and competitions yearly.