Starkey Launches New Corporate Social Responsibility Program Starkey Cares

Efforts will focus on providing hearing health care to those who lack access

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (May 27, 2021) – Starkey is proud to celebrate Better Hearing Month this May by launching Starkey Cares, a corporate social responsibility program aimed at making hearing health care more accessible to patients in need. This month, Starkey’s Center for Excellence provided hearing healthcare services and brand new hearing aids to frontline healthcare workers as a thank you for their service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as almost 40 other individuals in need of hearing health care. Held in Starkey’s global headquarters, this marks the beginning of the program, which will continue to expand in reach over the course of the summer.

“Starkey Cares is our ongoing public commitment to corporate social responsibility designed to bring us together under the common bond of caring for one another and reconnecting back to our communities,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “At Starkey, caring is at the core of everything we do. It’s our “why” and something that Bill Austin has weaved into every area of our company, our work with patients, customers and our employees.”

“It has been a difficult year for many people, with great changes impacting them in ways they never could have imagined,” said Starkey Chairman Bill Austin. “One thing that hasn’t changed is Starkey’s commitment to giving the gift of hearing to those with hearing loss, regardless of life’s circumstances. Together, through Starkey Cares, we will continue to advance the spirit of giving back that Starkey is known for in the decades to come.”

To learn more about Starkey Cares, please click here.

About Starkey
Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Owned by Bill Austin since 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey has more than 5,000 employees, operates 28 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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