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Hearing Missions

Community-Based Hearing Wellness

According to the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, with the greatest prevalence living in developing countries. Unfortunately, less than three percent of these individuals can afford hearing aids or even have access to the care they need. We are working tirelessly to change this by building strong partnerships, empowering local teams and expanding our three-phase community-based hearing wellness model around the world.

Who We Are

We believe hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and communities.

The Hearing Foundation blog

Matamoros, Mexico Mission – 2017

For many years, I have heard how so many lives are changed during a Starkey Hearing Foundation mission. But, I was surprised that it was really my life that was changed from my mission experience to Matamoros, Mexico in April 2017. My first patient was Carmen. She was 101 years old, very quiet and had […]

Dominican Republic Mission – 2017

“We change the heart through the ears” Is a quote from our leader Bill Austin that couldn’t be more true. The Dominican Republic mission was an amazing, life changing journey, of which I was grateful to be a part and use my skills to give back to those in need. Despite everything I learned and […]

Sok San in Cambodia

While in Cambodia for a recent Phase 2 mission in Phnom Penh, members of the Asia Pacific team learned that one young patient in another city needed new hearing aids. Sok San Sueong shares a special bond with Starkey Hearing Foundation co-founder, Tani Austin. Tani first met Sok San in 2014 and fit her with […]

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