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Local man on mission to help those who can't hear

Thursday, August 07, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY

caroline.murray@recordernews.com

Coming to the aid of others will be the focus of local hearing instrument specialist Andrew Roth as he heads to Lima, Peru, on a mission trip.

The trip is spearheaded by the Starkey Hearing Foundation and is dedicated to helping those without the ability to hear and otherwise do not have the resources to obtain a hearing aid.

Roth, who works for hearing aid company Hear for You in Amsterdam, said he first learned of the expedition through Starkey, a hearing aid manufacturer.

The Starkey Foundation organizes several mission trips throughout the year and has made a pledge to give out 1 million hearing aids this decade to those in need.

Roth was touched by the goal and wanted to join the effort.

"My goal for this fundraiser is to go on a mission with The Starkey hearing foundation and provide hearing and human connection to people who otherwise would be left in a world of silence," Roth said.

Roth leaves for Peru Aug. 23 and will be there for one week.

He said they will fit hearing aids for children and adults who need help with hearing and have no access to hearing aids.

Roth said some have never heard before; and some Peruvians will get to hear their parents or children for the first time.

"It is pretty emotional," he said.

This is the first year Roth is going on the mission trip. In order to go, Roth said he along with Hear for You has to raise up to $10,000 for the foundation to support the general mission in the United States and all over the world.

Roth said he is raising the money on www.firstgiving.com, his Facebook page and is also hosting a benefit concert at his house this Saturday.

All proceeds will go toward the Starkey Foundation.

Roth said he first heard of the mission trip while visiting the manufacturer, Starkey. He said a representative from the foundation spoke of all the people they touched while providing them with the proper hearing equipment.

This inspired Roth to research more about the foundation and their goal. He said after watching multiple videos on their website, he was motivated even more to go on one of the excursions.

He said he is most excited to see people's reactions to hearing for the first time. If successful, Roth said he would like to go on other mission trips in the future.

"It is just amazing to be a part of something and do stuff for people who other wise have no way," Roth said.

     

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