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.


Is Katy Perry Running For POTUS?!

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Katy Perry has always been very outspoken about her support of President Barack Obama. But who would have ever thought that she wanted to take the presidential seat for herself?! At this year’s Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So The World May Hear Awards Gala, the singer captioned a photo that as taken of her with former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton with “42, 43, 46?!”  Does this mean we might see the pop princess on the ballet sheet in 2020? I guess we will just have to wait and see! Read the full article 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




Kids Reporter Rocks the Starkey Gala Red Carpet

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Scholastic kids reporter, Ryan Stoltz, rocks the red carpet at Starkey Hearing Foundation’s 15th annual So the World May Hear Awards Gala. A star on the red carpet himself, Stoltz interviewed top celebrities such as Gene Simmons, Greg Jennings, Evander Holyfield, Alan Kalter, Quinton Aaron, Verne Troyer, Will Witherspoon, Laura and Vanessa Marano and more!

Read the full article here.

Ryan Stoltz with Evander Holyfield Ryan Stoltz with Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

Ryan Stoltz and Alan Kalter

Katy Perry to Headline Starkey Gala

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Cue the fireworks! We can’t wait for Katy Perry to headline Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So the World May Hear Gala on July 26, at St. Paul’s RiverCentre. Check out the exciting announcement on TwinCities.com and City Pages!


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.


Kyle Rudolph attends “Operation Change” screening party at Starkey Headquarters

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Kyle Rudolph, along with many other professional athletes, attend the “Operation Change” premiere event at Starkey Headquarters. Rudolph has been involved in many Starkey Hearing Foundation missions across the U.S.

Watch the interview from the red carpet here.

Kyle Rudolph also talks Operation Change with Mike Max on CBS Minnesota Radio‘s “Sports to the Max.” Listen to Rudolph and Max’s conversation here.

Twin Cities Family Stars in Documentary Series on OWN

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Tani Austin talks about the premiere of “Operation Change” with Pat Evans from KARE 11. Watch the full KARE 11 interview here.

The series follows Bill Austin, CEO and founder of Starkey Hearing Technologies, his wife Tani Austin, co-founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation  and their son Steven Sawalich as they team up with celebrities, athletes and philanthropists on a quest to make the world a better place.

Bill Austin also discusses Operation Change on CBS Minnesota 830 Radio‘s Jordana Green show. Listen to the conversation here.

Tune in to the 10-part documentary series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Mondays at 10 p.m.| 9 p.m. CDT.

Bill Rancic and Tani Austin Talk “Operation Change” with Fox 9

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Tani Austin, co-founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Bill Rancic join Fox 9 Morning Buzz to talk about “Operation Change.”

The documentary series premiering on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) shows viewers some of the world’s most dangerous and impoverished places and connects them to the change they wish to create.

Check out the interview here!