William F. Austin Interviewed by Delta Sky

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William F. Austin, CEO of Starkey Hearing Technologies, is featured in the October issue of Delta Sky. He discusses the past, present and future of the hearing industry as well as the work that the Starkey Hearing Foundation is doing to provide the gift of hearing to people in need. Read the full story here.


Daily News-Best Celebrity Social Media Pics

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NY Daily News shares best celebrity social media pics. Katy Perry’s Instagram picture with Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton of course made the list! The iconic picture was taken at this year’s Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So The World May Hear Awards Gala. See the picture here.


Katy Perry Poses With Former Presidents at Starkey Gala

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The stars came out last month in support of Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So The World May Hear Awards Gala. Among the guests were Dascha Polanco, Greg Jennings, Gene Simmons, Frankie Valli, Karl Anthony Towns, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, plus many more! But of course, it was performer Katy Perry’s Instagram post with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush that stole the show. Read the full article here.


Katy Perry for President?

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The pop princess rocked the stage at the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So the World May Hear Awards Gala. Before her performance, she took a moment to pose with former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The picture gained popularity when Perry posted it on her personal Instagram with the caption “42, 43, 46?!”

Also in attendance at the gala were Gene Simmons, Dascha Polanco, Greg Jennings, Evander Holyfield, Cheech Marin, Karl Anthony Towns, and many more! Read the full article here.


Photo by: Andy King/AP Images

Photo by: Andy King/AP Images




William F. Austin Inducted into the Titans of Technology Hall of Fame

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William F. Austin has built Starkey Hearing Technologies “into one of the foremost providers of hearing-aid technology.” As a leader in corporate giving, Austin provides over 100,000 hearing aids to people in need every year. To recognize his efforts, he will be inducted into the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Titans of Technology Hall of Fame. Read the full article here.



William F. Austin







Starkey Hearing Foundation + Spotify Announce New Global Partnership

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Huffington Post UK shares Starkey Hearing Foundation + Spotify‘s new global partnership – Let’s Make Music Change! Watch as three individuals from Puerto Princesa, Philippines hear sounds and music for the first time. Visit https://spotify-change.com/en/projects/first-song to learn more about this passionate partnership and to donate. $100 = hearing care for one person.


Starkey Hearing Foundation Gives the Gift of Hearing During Super Bowl Weekend

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KARE 11 joined Starkey Hearing Foundation, as well as many attending celebrities and athletes, in Phoenix over Super Bowl weekend to fit 75 locals with state-of-the-art hearing aids for free.

Check out the full video of the hearing mission here.

Hall of Famers Give Back at Celebrity Golf Tournament

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MLB Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Fergie Jenkins attended the 2014 All-American Hearing Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Check out WSIL News 3‘s interview with Starkey Hearing Technologies Senior VP and West Frankfort native, Brandon Sawalich.

Stories also appeared in The Southern Illinoisan and on KFVS news.


Halo Brings Bionic Ear Technology to the iPhone

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TheCoolist reveals “7 Amazing Bionic Technologies that Empower the Disabled.”

Starkey Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids are “transforming humankind” and “crushing physical disability beneath its heel in the process.”

Halo: A Mission-Critical Wearable

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Forbes contributor Anthony Wing Kosner reviews Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids, “a technology that will gain very wide adoption over the coming decade.”

Kosner discusses “raising awareness for the importance of hearing and hearing aids” with Dave Fabry, Vice President of Audiology and Professional Relations at Starkey Hearing Technologies.

Read the full article here.

Halo and TruLink Technology (Photo: Business Wire).

Image: Starkey Hearing Technologies

American Innovators

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TIME’s latest American Innovators story highlights Halo, Starkey Hearing Technologies’ Made for iPhone hearing aid. “Improving lives in unexpected ways,” Starkey “offers an iPhone app that allows users to fine-tune audio settings—such as volume, bass and treble—of its hearing aids. Users can also pipe music and phone calls directly into the hearing aids, and even use an iPhone’s microphone to speak into the wearer’s ear from a distance.”

Images by Starkey Hearing Technologies

Cutting Edge Hearing Aids

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Tech expert Steve Makris features Starkey‘s Halo hearing technology on Canada’s Global News. Check out the full article and segment here!

When Your Hearing Aid Is an iPhone

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Halo, Starkey‘s made for iPhone hearing aid is featured in The Atlantic! Find out how the company is trying to remove the social stigma that’s associated with hearing loss.

“There’s a market in medical tech not just for tech itself, but for tech that also makes a cultural statement. Halo acknowledges this, implicitly. It tries to take something normally associated with frailty and reclaim it—with the help of devices that, on top of everything else, transcend age and generation.”