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Starkey Hearing Foundation Returns to Israel-Palestine to Promote Peace Through Better Hearing
Date:3/7/2012

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The Starkey Hearing Foundation team is committed to creating a sustainable model for its missions that provides hearing aid recipients with the tools and resources to properly maintain their new devices, including a year's supply of batteries, and instruction on how to properly care for and maintain them.  The Foundation also identifies local certified hearing health organizations to assist the recipients following the mission, if needed. 

About the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer has been the Starkey Hearing Foundation's lead partner in the region, providing medical staff and technicians, ground support and local coordination for the mission. The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is a university-affiliated tertiary referral hospital that serves as Israel's national medical center in many fields. Adjacent to Tel Aviv, it is the most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, renowned for its compassionate care and leading-edge medicine. In addition to being a global center for medical education, it is also a major medical-scientific research facility that collaborates internationally with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries to develop new drugs, treatments and technologies.

About Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel has worked closely with the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Sheba Medical Center to organize patient identification in the area, as well as pre-mission efforts to collect ear molds for each of the recipients. PHR-Israel has also worked in the coordination of security efforts with the Palestinian authority to ensure the safety of the team and recipients throughout the mission. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that strives to promote a more fair and inclusive society in which the right to health is applied equally for all. PHR-Israel stands at the f
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