Our Corporate Social Responsibility

Starkey Cares

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Together, we can make a difference in the lives of people who need it most.

At Starkey, we are caring, fearless and dedicated. Caring is our top value and has always been at the core of everything we do. It’s our “why” and something that we weave into every area of our company. Our passion for changing the world starts with our product innovation and comes to life through the people and communities whose lives are forever made more vibrant as a result.

Starkey Cares* is our public commitment to corporate social responsibility designed to bring people together under the common bond of caring for one another. It consists of three pillars: commitment to our local communities in need, commitment to our veterans and active-duty military, and commitment to our world.

You can find more information about Starkey Cares below however, if you have questions about the program please email us at starkeycares@starkey.com.

*Starkey Cares is not affiliated with the Starkey Hearing Foundation which focuses on education and training for hearing health professionals in developing nations.

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Commitment to our Neighbors in Need

Giving the gift of hearing to our neighbors with hearing loss

Starkey was founded on the principles of helping others. At the core of our business is providing a more robust and equitable life experience to those who are hearing impaired. Starkey helps communities struggling to afford hearing aids by helping them acquire technologies that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

We do this by offering cutting edge hearing solutions at a dramatically reduced price. To learn more about the Neighbors in Need program and to be referred to a Starkey Cares partner to see if you qualify, please email us at neighborsinneed@starkey.com or by calling, 855-686-2202.

Learn more

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Bill, White Bear Lake, MN

Bill lost one of his hearing aids during the COVID-19 global pandemic, when he removed his face mask while out running errands. He was able to receive new hearing aids through the Starkey Cares program and in his words, "I can hear again!"

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Keierra, Atlanta, GA

After being bullied at work because of her hearing loss, Keierra found herself at her lowest point. The Starkey Cares program helped make an immediate positive impact on her life with new hearing aids.

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Enrique, Farmington, MN

Enrique was diagnosed with MS in 2012. He has been blessed with neighbors and friends who assist him, one of whom called about our program and brought Enrique in to our Eden Prairie office to receive hearing aids. Enrique said, “I’ve fallen in love with them (my hearing aids). They have everything!”

Commitment to our veterans & active-duty military

Helping our American heroes

As the only American-owned hearing aid company, Starkey believes that those who dedicate their lives in service of our country deserve our gratitude and assistance as they navigate their service careers and eventually move into the next chapter of their lives.

As such, Starkey supports veterans organizations in the United States through sponsorships, partnerships and by bringing the best in American innovation to those who helped us safeguard our nation.

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Commitment to our world

Innovative solutions to address the issues of our time

What we offer the world is only effective if it reaches the individuals for whom we create our products — and that these individuals come from a variety of different backgrounds, geographies, and lived experiences.

As a company that is focused on caring for others, our employees are at the heart of serving. Employee service is lived each day through our 5,000 employees located around the globe who devote volunteer hours and financial support to local and global organizations.

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In March of 2022, Starkey and Special Olympics, created a global partnership that increases access to hearing health services worldwide for individuals with intellectual disabilities. A gift from Starkey Cares, Starkey’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, will make Starkey the global supplier of hearing instruments for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® Healthy Hearing program and will provide key support and hearing instruments at some of Special Olympics’ signature events, such as the 2022 Special Olympics USA National Games in Orlando (USA), and the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin (Germany).

“At Starkey, we believe hearing connects us to our humanity. We created Starkey Cares, our Corporate Social Responsibility program, to show those who need access to hearing health that we will take care of them. This partnership will allow us to make a difference in even more people’s lives around the world, so these athletes can get back to doing what they love!” said Tani Austin, Chief Philanthropy Officer for Starkey.

We proudly donate and support other organizations and charities such as:

  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Elton John Aids Foundation
  • Eden Prairie Community Foundation
  • Pacer Center
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