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Inspired by Sister with Hearing Loss, NBA Player Donates $35K to UCF Listening Center

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The University of Central Florida (UCF) Listening Center received a shocking surprise on December 15, when Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo surprised the clinic with a donation check for $35,000. After being named the co-winner of the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award this spring and provided with a grant of $50,000 to…

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Hearing aid dispenser returns home safely after a harrowing mission to Venezuela

By David H. Kirkwood For the first few days of their mission to Venezuela everything was going smoothly for Arlynn Hefta, a hearing aid specialist from North Dakota, and the three other volunteers from Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Devils’s Lake, ND. This was the 62-year-old Hefta’s eighth mission to Venezuela, so when he and…

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Starkey owner Bill Austin is a billionaire, says Bloomberg News

  EDEN PRAIRIE, MN–It’s official, says Bloomberg News: William F. “Bill” Austin, founder, CEO, and sole owner of Starkey Hearing Technologies, is a billionaire. That statement didn’t surprise people in the hearing industry, who are well aware that Austin’s company has long been by far the largest American hearing aid manufacturer, and ranks among the…

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Foundation donates hundreds of hearing aids before the Super Bowl in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS—Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans was a banner occasion for hearing care foundations as well as for football fans. On February 2, the day before the Baltimore Ravens upset the San Francisco Forty-Niners, Starkey Hearing Foundation conducted a mission where nearly 300 people received free custom hearing aids. As reported here last week,…

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Oticon raises funds for the American Heart Association

Joined by a dozen other Oticon employees, Rasmus Borsting, executive director, handed a giant check to Lisa Marie Arieno, regional director of the American Heart Association of Central New Jersey and Greater Union County.   SOMERSET, NJ–Oticon, Inc., presented a check for $10,000 to the American Heart Association (AHA) at a recent ceremony at its…

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