Navigation Links
Siemens to Donate Hearing Instruments Through Second Annual Partnership With Quota International
Date:3/18/2009

Program gives the gift of sound to children in need

PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of hearing instruments in the world, has renewed its partnership with Quota International to provide free hearing instruments to disadvantaged children.

Through its second annual partnership with Quota International's Sound Beginnings Program, Siemens will donate 100 free hearing instruments to children 17 and under who are in financial need and meet criteria set by Quota. Today, only eleven states in the nation mandate partial insurance coverage for pediatric hearing instruments, making it all the more difficult for some families to afford this out-of-pocket expense. The Siemens vouchers for families accepted into the program allow for the donation of a total of 50 CIELO(R) 2 and 50 Siemens Explorer(TM) hearing instruments.

"We are proud to once again partner with Siemens Hearing Instruments to help families avoid making the decision between the basics of life and hearing instruments for their children," said Deputy Executive Director Nancy Fitzpatrick at Quota. "Our partnership allows those families to provide some of the best hearing instruments available to their children, greatly enriching their quality of life."

One young recipient of the Sound Beginnings program, a girl named Lydia, has finally been connected to the sounds around her. Lydia was adopted from China by a couple in the U.S., who discovered that her previously noted behavioral problems were actually attributed to an undiagnosed hearing loss. Her new family applied for and was accepted into the Sound Beginnings program, opening a world of possibilities for little Lydia.

"Untreated, hearing loss can significantly impact a child's development and communication skills," said Dr. Thomas A. Powers, PhD., Vice President of Audiology and Compliance at Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. "17 out of every 1,000 children born in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hearing loss and the number rises as the child population ages. There is a critical need in this country for hearing loss education and meaningful hearing solutions, particularly among children in disadvantaged families. All of us at Siemens are grateful to be able to again partner with Quota to provide quality hearing solutions for the children who need them most."

Siemens Hearing Instruments is committed to helping hearing instrument wearers feel better - about themselves and their lives - with hearing instruments. One way the company has done that is through hearing loss awareness programs, such as Siemens strong alliance with The Walt Disney Company. Another way is by incorporating lifestyle with technology in the development of hearing instruments that can be fitted not only for a patient's ears, but for the person between them. This philosophy has proven to be both consumer-friendly and successful, for one out of every three hearing instruments worn in the world today is made by Siemens.

"Two great products are available for our program with Quota," Dr. Powers said. "CIELO 2 is a versatile hearing solution, offering a variety of styles for different degrees of hearing loss. Siemens Explorer has the capability, via our optional Tek enhancement systems, to wirelessly stream quality audio from cell phones, MP3 players, TVs, and other devices directly to both hearing instruments using Bluetooth(R) technology. No two sets of ears are alike, and varying degrees of hearing loss may require more than one type of technology. We want a child's first experiences with hearing instruments to be pleasant and enjoyable."

Siemens' hearing loss awareness website can be found at www.hearitforthefirsttime.org. More information appears on the main website, www.usa.siemens.com/hearing.

About Siemens Healthcare

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first integrated healthcare company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care - from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens Healthcare is the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The company employs around 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2008 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of euro 11.2 billion, orders of euro 11.8 billion, and Sector profit of euro 1.2 billion. Further information can be found by visiting http://www.siemens.com/healthcare.

About Quota International

Quota International, Inc., is a 90-year old international service organization that links members of all ages, occupations and nationalities in a worldwide network of service and friendship. Quota's 6,500 individual members in 285 Quota clubs in 14 countries across the world are committed to serving their communities and their world. With a motto of "we share," Quotarians are known especially for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children. Serving others, developing friendships and promoting international understanding are values shared by all Quota members. Further information can be found by visiting www.quota.org and www.wesharefoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. BIND Biosciences To Install First Siemens Simatic(R) PCS 7 Lab Process Control System in the U.S.
2. Danube(TM) Technologies Jim Schiel to Share Scrum Best Practices Learned From Siemens Medical Solutions Project
3. Siemens Survey Reveals Low Awareness of Escalating Need for Superior Data Center Efficiency
4. Sentinelle Medical Enters OEM Distribution Agreement with Siemens AG
5. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: Technology Auction Benefits Childrens Health Fund
6. Miller Joins Siemens IT Solutions and Services as V.P. of Healthcare Industry Group
7. AUDIO from Medialink and Siemens: New Year, New Carbon Footprint
8. Siemens Next-Generation of C-Arms Demonstrate Precision Imaging and Ease of Use
9. Siemens Provides Breast Care Solutions - For Women. For Health. For Life.
10. Siemens: Ask the Ultimate Power in Imaging
11. Siemens Unveils MR Oncology Applications and Dedicated Breast Scanner at RSNA 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... It is vital for any ... useful, properly analyzed data. The team at Beckman Coulter has designed Kaluza, templates with ... speed' and the need to operate in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) fashion. , ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... When it came time to blow out his candles on his 14th birthday, ... Pediatric Heart Transplant team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital surprised his family with a ... heart transplant recipient. , “He was playing at home, when we got the phone ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... and regular changing of the securement tape is painful for her. "This is why ... cannula’s to patients’ heads," she said. , They then created a prototype of the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... to announce that its fully redesigned website, which launched October 17, 2016, features ... sleek responsive design and easy-to-navigate layout. Visitors and patients can discover the latest ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Studio City, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... number during the holidays and winter seasons. One major study analyzing heart attacks ... January compared to August of a given year. We would all agree of course–no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)...  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today announced ... Prescription for Success Healthcare Conference on December 14, 2016 at 9:20 ... York City . In addition, the company will ... 4 th Annual Boston Healthcare Conference taking place on December ... ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... CONCORD, Mass. , Dec. 6, 2016  Alopexx ... of DI-Leu16-IL2, a recombinant antibody fusion protein (immunocytokine) composed ... antibody recognizes the same target on B cells as ... and cytokine components but is also involved in tumor ... an anti-cancer vaccine effect. The results of the study ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 Diabetes & Obesity ... diabetes and obesity disease cluster is currently dominated by ... type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the majority of ... of products, is attributable to these indications. While products ... market presence, there are a large number of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: