December 1, 2010 12:00 AM

Cheadle MP Mark Hunter recently paid a visit to the local business Starkey Laboratories facility which hosts over 200 employees on Pepper Road in Hazel Grove.

Mr Hunter was invited to visit the site and learn more about its contribution to the local community and wider society following a letter he sent to congratulate Starkey on securing a deal to supply hearing aids and associated products to the NHS in England and Wales.

Mark toured the factory alongside Managing Director, Roger Lewin, who demonstrated some of Starkey's cutting-edge hearing technology and the highly skilled craftsmanship which goes into the manufacture of custom hearing products.

The social and financial impact of hearing loss on our communities is significant, and the hearing devices which Starkey manufacture help people to continue to remain active in the workforce and engaged in society.

Speaking after the visit, Mark said:

"It was fascinating to see first-hand the excellent work that goes on at Starkey day-in-day-out to create advanced hearing technology which in turn helps the livelihoods of thousands of individuals.

"Starkey is a vital local employer with over 200 employees who, led by Roger Lewin, have been sustaining excellent results through tough economic times."

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