Rayovac, the world’s number one hearing aid battery manufacturer, has donated 6000 of its hearing aid batteries to a University’s charity project in India.
Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands Inc, donated the batteries to De Montfort University’s (DMU) Global/Square Mile Free Hearing Screening Trip to India, a charity initiative designed to create better access to hearing care for some on the country’s poorest people.
The initiative saw DMU students and staff visit India to lend support at hospitals and charities across the country.
More than 300 children and adults were screened for hearing conditions in the four day visit, with more than 100 people eventually fitted for hearing aids and given Rayovac batteries to power them.
Wendy Stevens, Senior Lecturer at DMU, said: “Our trip was very successful. The students learned a lot through the visit and at the same time we made a real difference to the lives of many of the people we encountered. None of this would have been possible without the very generous donation of batteries from Rayovac. We are so very grateful.”
Paula Brinson-Pyke, Marketing Director at Rayovac, said: “We were delighted to support the University’s mission to India by providing a battery donation and so pleased that the visit was a fantastic success.
“The students’ trip to India was not only very worthwhile, but also very much in line with our wider charitable goals. As well as manufacturing batteries, we strive to help people from around the world to enjoy better access to hearing care.”
Rayovac’s ongoing charity projects span Europe, Africa and Asia, and include regular support for UK charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and German charity, Deutschen Schwerhorigenbundes (DSB). The manufacturer has also donated batteries to Hark, Africa; SOS Children’s Village in Malawi and the Hörgerätebatterien project, Chernobyl.