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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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!

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!

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.”