On September 11, 2006, team members from McGuire’s joined a host of other audiology professionals during a “Lift Up America” Mission in Brooklyn. During that day, hundreds of people – who might not have otherwise afforded new devices – received hearing instruments for free through the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s “So The World May Hear” program.
In January of 2005, Dave Carr and a team of hearing professionals traveled to Fuzhou Province in China to provide hearing healthcare for about 275 children. Dave and the others, who had volunteered their skills and time, joined with the international organization CompassionNet and traveled with hearing devices donated by the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Many of these young people lived in orphanages and attended schools for disabled children. It was not uncommon for parents to abandon their children and place them in government facilities if families lacked the resources to care for these children. Working in freezing temperatures with no... View Article
David Carr tests a little boy in China’s Fujian province where hearing impairment is rampant among the children. David Carr, BC-HIS, is president of the Hearing Healthcare Alliance of New York and CEO of McGuire’s Hearing Aid Service, a five-office operation in eastern Long Island and at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. In November 2004, “a time in my life when I was looking to give something back,” he says, colleagues fromOmni Hearing Systems told him they were going to China to test deaf children and they were looking for volunteers to go back to China for follow-up care.... View Article