Sunday, 3 April 2011


Deaf actress Marlee Matlin was in Kenya last month to help the Starkey Hearing Foundation build better lives for the hearing impaired by providing hearing instruments to those in need.
You probably know her from My Name Is Earl, Desperate House Wives and Law and Order.
“I have been a friend and supporter of the Starkey Hearing Foundation for about eight years now and believe whole-heartedly in their work to bring the gift of hearing to those who would normally not have access to this level of hearing care, which is essential for one to realize their true and full potential,” said Marlee. “I have participated in previous hearing missions, and look forward to joining them on this second trip to Africa where there is such a great need for what Starkey is doing.”
“The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission is to bring the gift of hearing to those in need that they may be able to realize their full potential,” said Bill Austin, Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Since the snuck in and out of Kenya, here is a look at their schedule while they were in the country. Joined by a team of audiologists and hearing professionals staff they visited schools for the deaf, hospitals and communities in Mombasa, Kisumu, and Nairobi (Kenya
On March 5- 6, they were at Sheikh Alfarsy School, Mombassa, March 8-10 at the Lions High School, Kisumu and finally on March 11 at University of Nairobi, Nairobi.