As a Starkey Hearing Technologies’ brand, Starkey is much more than the hearing aids we produce. Starkey is an experience. One that doesn't merely promise more, but delivers more: more communication, more participation, and more opportunities to do what you love to do.
That’s because, starting from day one, Starkey has operated under the single-minded purpose that “Hearing is our concern.” And it’s why, since day two, we’ve been committed to constantly improving the technology of hearing — and creating the best hearing aids possible.
We go to work so people can hear
From our pioneering R&D work and history of innovation to our patient-proven approach and American-made craftsmanship, Starkey has brought this purpose to life; building partnerships with the millions of people who wear our hearing aids, continually expanding our philanthropic efforts via the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and working every day to help people with hearing loss experience more.
When it comes to innovation,
one name is heard more than any other
As a world leader in hearing innovation, Starkey has helped millions of patients experience more with never-before-seen hearing aid technologies.
It was Starkey that first made hearing aids virtually feedback-free: so they don't whistle when you hug someone, buzz when you touch your hair, or shriek when you put on a hat.
It was Starkey that created the industry's first in-canal hearing aid and the first custom, digital and fully programmable invisible hearing aid, bringing the world smaller, more discreet hearing solutions.
It was Starkey that first utilized nanotechnology in hearing aids, brought touch technology to hearing aids, made hearing aids waterproof, and began tackling the biggest challenge wearers have historically faced — hearing in noise.
And it is Starkey that never stops working on the next breakthrough, whether it's wireless hearing aids that let people listen to TV and radio like never before, or bringing the hearing impaired the industry's widest range of invisible hearing aid options.
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.
We don't do technology for technology's sake
At Starkey, 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.
American made. Just for you
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.
Walk through Starkey and you'll see hundreds of technicians, each creating a hearing aid for a specific patient. Visit one of our licensed hearing professionals and you’ll see how closely we work together — united in our commitment to ensure each patient is happy with the fit, feel and sound quality of their new hearing aids.
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.
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 each will work closely with you to help ensure you get the world's best hearing solutions.
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.
Global outreach requires a global presence
Starkey is the hearing aid industry's only American owned and operated company. It has been since our inception in 1967. But hearing loss is a global problem, and we now operate 21 facilities, conduct business in more than 100 markets, and employ more than 3,500 people worldwide — to help spread the gift of hearing to every person who wants it.
Expanding Starkey's mission
In 1984, founder Bill Austin started the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Based on the simple premise, "Alone we can't do much. But, together we can change the world," the Foundation has funded a worldwide outreach program called "So the World May Hear," that has distributed nearly 500,000 hearing aids around the world to people in need.
"Wow!" One word that needs no translation
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.