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Bill Austin Named As the First Goodwill Global Ambassador for Ear and Hearing Health

NEW YORK — Starkey Hearing Technologies CEO Bill Austin, was named as the Goodwill Global Ambassador for Ear and Hearing Health by the International Federation for Peace & Sustainable Development (IFPSD) last week during an event at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York. The IFPSD is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports…

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AARP launches a Hearing Resource Center

  WASHINGTON, DC—If more than 25 million of your members have a hearing loss, it really does makes sense to offer them information about the condition and how to address it. That’s just what AARP announced last week that it was doing with the launch of its Hearing Resource Center. The purpose of the online…

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Starkey to hold second Hearing Innovation Expo

LAS VEGAS–More than 3000 people from 15 countries will attend the second Hearing Innovation Expo, being held January 15-19 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Sponsored by Starkey Hearing Technologies, the event is designed to “serve as a catalyst for clinicians and business owners to take action and differentiate themselves in a challenging, competitive, and…

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World leaders and other celebrities help raise $8 million “so the world may hear”

    ST. PAUL, MN—Luminaries from the worlds of entertainment, sports, government, business, and philanthropy joined with hearing care professionals on July 28, for the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s 2013 So the World May Hear Gala. The annual event, which drew over 1600 people, raised a record sum of more than $8 million to support the…

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Former President Bush goes on Starkey Foundation mission in Tanzania

MINNEAPOLIS—Former President George W. Bush recently joined the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s global effort to provide hearing care to people in need. Earlier this month, he personally worked with foundation professionals in providing customized hearing devices to 222 people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The foundation was started more than 20 years ago by William Austin,…

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NBC’s celebrity reporter shines a spotlight on the Starkey Hearing Foundation

KAMPALA, UGANDA–The work of the Starkey Hearing Foundation received nationwide attention Monday evening, August 27, when a story about a mission to Uganda was featured on the NBC News. What made NBC pick the topic? Well, it probably didn’t hurt that the special correspondent who reported the story was Chelsea Clinton. And, as it happens,…

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Star-studded gala raises over $7 million for the Starkey Hearing Foundation

   ST.PAUL–Actors, athletes, astronauts, musicians, and a former President of the United States were among the scores of celebrities who took part August 4 at the 12th annual So the World May Hear Gala, which raised a record-breaking $7.6 million for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Founded by Bill Austin, principal owner of Starkey Hearing Technology, the…

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