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September 01, 2010 12:25 ET

President Clinton Speaks on Behalf of Hearing Impaired Children at Sennheiser-Sponsored Charitable Fundraising Event

Kentucky-Based Hearing & Speech Center Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Children Overcome Hearing and Speech Challenges

LEXINGTON, KY--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - President Bill Clinton helped Lexington, KY-based Hearing and Speech Center (LHSC) ring in its 50th anniversary by being the featured speaker during a fundraising dinner held on Friday, August 13th at the R.J. Corman Railroad Group Corporate Headquarters and Hangar in Jessamine County, KY. The event, which was sponsored in part by audio manufacturer Sennheiser, drew a capacity crowd of 500 guests including political dignitaries, celebrities, and local LHSC supporters.

The LHSC teaches children with hearing, speech and language impairments to listen and talk; they do this by providing high quality education, therapeutic and family support services. Sennheiser, a company that has developed and manufactured products for the hearing impaired for many years and whose mission is to enable people to experience great sound, was present at the event to support hearing, speech, and language impaired children and their families.

President Clinton succinctly summarized his thoughts during his speech: "The reason I hope you'll help these people fund this is, they have proven their worth. You see these kids. You can see the adults now. Some of them, even old geezers like me, they have been doing this 50 years. And they change lives. And they change the paradigm of providing services to people who are hearing impaired in Kentucky. So now it's not just them, it's everybody they influenced over 50 years."

Sennheiser's President and CEO, John Falcone, commented: "It is a privilege for our company to participate in and support efforts that help people of all ages face their hearing impairments -- and in many cases overcome them. Sennheiser applauds the LHSC for making a difference in each of these young lives, and as a company, we will continue to develop and pursue innovative audiology products."

"President Clinton manages his own hearing loss through the use of bilateral hearing aids and has a special connection to the challenges faced by the children and families served by the center," said LHSC executive director Lori Shepherd. "No one has a better understanding of the value of strong communication skills, or a more unique perspective on the importance of teaching children with hearing and speech difficulties to listen and talk," she added.

LHSC is a private, nonprofit agency that provides vital services to the state and local community including early identification of hearing loss, preschool and kindergarten educational programs and complete, on-site hearing services. LHSC's preschool program also serves children with speech and language delays, and the center offers an active outpatient clinic for speech, language, and audiology services. In addition to these services, LHSC is home to one of Central Kentucky's most sought after day care facilities.

To learn more about LHSC, visit online at

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit

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