SOURCE: AuDNet, Inc.

November 12, 2008 10:28 ET

AuDNet, Inc. Member Donates Hearing Aids to Clinic for Patients in Need

The Venice Family Clinic, the Largest Free Clinic in the U.S., Will Distribute Free Hearing Aids to Residents as Part of a New Local Audiology Initiative

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - In reaction to the economic downturn and reduction of government-sponsored health services, AuDNet, Inc. member Dr. Gregory Frazer and the Venice Family Clinic have launched a program that will provide free hearing aids for patients who seek quality hearing health care but lack health insurance. The initiative, funded by Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists and Starkey Hearing Foundation will reach men, women, and children living on the Westside of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

"The mission of the Venice Family Clinic is to provide medical services without charge for those who may be struggling financially or may have been dropped by their private insurance company for various reasons," said Dr. Gregory Frazer, Director of Audiology for the Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists Group. "It is particularly important during this economic downturn for us to be able to offer services and products to every person who walks through our doors, and this program has allowed us to do that."

"I'm so grateful that organizations like Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists, Venice Family Clinic and the Starkey Hearing Foundation can help people like me who have a job, but just can't afford hearing aids," remarked a teary-eyed Rasmin Sewahi, who had been living with a severe hearing impairment for over a decade until she received free services from the collaborative partners.

The new program will provide hundreds of hearing aids to the Venice Family Clinic over the course of the next few years. Many local families will feel the positive impact of this recently launched program as recipients will continue to receive ongoing hearing care as long as the need is evident.

About AuDNet, Inc.

AuDNet, Inc. is a national network of licensed audiologists and Doctors of Audiology who are "THE Hearing Experts." Network members are an elite group of highly trained, educated, licensed, and experienced professionals specializing in audiology care and rehabilitation, including hearing aids. AuDNet, Inc. offers consumer education through its user-friendly website: To learn more about AuDNet visit or call 1-800-308-7290.

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