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NAB, Starkey Hearing Foundation Provide Free Hearing Aids

The National Association of Broadcasters is teaming with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide
free hearing aids to kids in the Washington area.

Children will be fitted for the hearing aids at NAB headquarters in Washington Tuesday (Sept. 28).

Bill Austin, who created the foundation, in June received the NAB Education Foundation's Service to America award.

"NAB is
proud to partner with the Starkey Hearing Foundation," said NAB
President and CEO Gordon Smith announcing the parternship. "Broadcasters
have a long and storied legacy of serving communities
across America, and NAB is honored to open our doors to the children of
Washington, D.C. for this important event."

Since 2000, the Starkey Hearing Foundation has given out almost 500,000 hearing aids.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.