Susan, far right, speaking at the 2014 Starkey Medical Business Summit Our audiologist spotlight series...
Hearing Is Our Concern
Starkey Hearing Technologies is much more than the hearing aids we produce. We are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. We believe being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing.
As a world leader in manufacturing and delivering advanced hearing solutions, our goal is to bring people together and make lives richer by empowering individuals to reach their full potential in life.
In 1967, William F. Austin founded our company with the simple premise, "Alone we can't do much. Together, we can change the world." We live that vision every day – and it's why with every Starkey Hearing Technologies' product purchased, we donate to the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help more people in need around the world receive the gift of hearing. To date we have given over 1 million hearing aids to people around the world.
Helping millions of patients with never-before-seen hearing aid technologies.
Whether it's our industry-leading lineup of invisible hearing aids, the way we took on the challenge of listening comfortably in noisy environments, or our wireless product options including Halo™— our Made for iPhone® hearing aid – we're continually innovating smaller, easier and better ways to hear. It was Starkey Hearing Technologies that created the industry’s first in-canal hearing aid and first custom, digital and fully programmable invisible hearing aid. We were also the first to use nanotechnology in hearing aids, making hearing aids waterproof, and to begin tackling the biggest challenge wearers have historically faced – hearing in noise.
WE DON'T DO TECHNOLOGY FOR TECHNOLOGY'S SAKE
At Starkey Hearing Technologies, we believe that all new products should bring specific and measurable improvements to a patient's hearing. We ask patients and practitioners what features and improvements they want in their hearing aids — then we get to work.
In recent years, we have answered patient demands for better sound quality in all environments, simpler controls and adjustments, faster processing, and hearing aids that are more discreet and attractive. In the process, we've set new standards for the industry.
EVERYTHING WE DO IS EVIDENCE BASED
We rely on evidence-based design and only update products when a new technology or feature can make a measurable difference. If it doesn't improve your hearing experience, we don't do it. And we always benchmark claims and product research, thoroughly testing our products internally and against other hearing aids. If we make a claim, we back it up and make our findings public.
WE PUT INNOVATION IN ACTION EVERY DAY
From the technicians in our labs to the scientists, audiological researchers and thought leaders at our state-of-the-art Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, California, we put innovation in action every day, continually seeking ways to better understand the science of hearing loss and its impact on peoples' lives — so we can continually develop better technologies to improve it.
Interested in participating in a research study in either Eden Prairie, Minnesota, or the San Francisco Bay area? Get more information and submit your contact information.
Commitment to Philanthropy
The Starkey Hearing Foundation works year round "So the World May Hear®."
To date, over 1 million people who otherwise couldn’t hear have been given a chance to be a part of this world thanks to the Starkey Hearing Foundation — and Starkey hearing aid wearers.
Every time someone invests in better hearing for him or herself, Starkey Hearing Technologies makes a donation to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which travels the globe to fit free hearing aids on people in need and to give them the priceless gift of hearing.
Today, the Starkey Hearing Foundation is sustained by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors around the world. Their support allows us to deliver more than 100,000 hearing aids annually through more than 100 global hearing missions a year, in countries like Mexico, Malawi, Vietnam and Mozambique.
RAISING AWARENESS AND PROMOTING HEARING HEALTH
In addition to giving the gift of hearing, the Foundation is committed to global hearing health and is leading a national program called Listen Carefully. Through music and education, Listen Carefully helps teens understand the science of hearing and dangers of exposure to high-decibel sounds. And its non-profit organization program Hear Now assists permanent U.S. residents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have limited financial resources.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is the only American-owned and operated provider of hearing solutions.
Founded and still headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Starkey Hearing Technologies takes pride in our American-owned heritage. Packed with American ingenuity, our hearing aids are built to be strong and long lasting. They are the result of thousands of dedicated people working hard every day to achieve a common goal: helping our neighbors hear their very best.
We know the art and science of hearing better than anyone else. This expertise, coupled with our made-for-you approach, has led to our superior patient satisfaction and success rates.
DESIGNED FOR YOUR LIFE
A truly custom fit begins with an accurate understanding of you. Your Starkey hearing professional has the most comprehensive diagnostic equipment available to measure your hearing ability, ear canal shape and inner ear acoustics. This allows us to create a hearing aid that meets your specific needs and matches your unique lifestyle — right from the start.
Every person's hearing loss is unique — that's why every solution we design is, too.
Each hearing life deserves very special treatment. It's what we believe. It's the reason why we treat every hearing aid fitting as a life-changing opportunity. Our network of Starkey hearing professionals including audiologists, hearing aid specialists and ENT doctors, share this philosophy and will work closely with you to help ensure you get a solution that fits your unique hearing needs.
ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEED US
We also believe innovative technology and personal service go hand in hand. That's why we back our advanced hearing products with superior customer service and support. From our network of hearing professionals to patient counseling, warranties, maintenance and repair, when you wear Starkey hearing aids, you will notice a difference both in your hearing and the support we provide.
The Art & Science of Better Hearing
From wireless to invisible hearing aids, Starkey Hearing Technologies’ family of brands offers the most-advanced and comprehensive hearing solutions available. You can be assured that each has met our strict standards for comfort, performance and personalization, ensuring that better hearing is now more possible than ever.
Hearing is Our Concern
As the only privately held and American-owned company in the hearing aid industry, Starkey Hearing Technologies is recognized across the globe as the premier provider in hearing solutions. Our belief that each hearing life deserves special, individualized treatment is evident in all our operations, including groundbreaking work in hearing aid manufacturing and our global philanthropic endeavors.