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Celebrities to Join Starkey Hearing Foundation for Annual Super Bowl Hearing Mission on February 6

January 26, 2016 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) — Starkey Hearing Foundation is pleased to announce that San Francisco 49ers Carlos Hyde and Eric Reid, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Lott and other celebrities will join William F. Austin and Tani Austin, co-founders of Starkey Hearing Foundation, for Starkey’s annual Super Bowl Hearing Mission on Saturday, February 6 at the Students Event Center Annex at San Francisco State University. Other celebrity supporters at this year’s hearing mission include actress Marlee Matlin, champion boxers Evander Holyfield and Andre Berto, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, former NFL players Santonio Holmes, Jack Brewer, Robert Griffith and others.

Now in its ninth year, the Starkey Hearing Foundation Super Bowl Hearing Mission is sponsored by Uber, Delta Zeta Sorority, David Martin and Celine Truong-Martin, Mike Wheeler of Audibel and philanthropist Sandi Young. Starting at 10 a.m. PST, Starkey Hearing Foundation’s team of audiologists and staff will provide more than 70 pre-selected recipients, many from a local school for deaf and hard of hearing children, with complimentary, customized, state-of-the-art, digital hearing devices. Celebrity supporters and athletes will interact with patients and assist with fittings.

“The annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Super Bowl Hearing Mission has been a tradition for nearly a decade,” said William F. Austin. “We are honored to be able to share the life-changing gift of hearing and give back to the San Francisco community while supporting one of America’s greatest sporting events.”

About Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. As a member of Clinton Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing Foundation has pledged to provide more than one million hearing aids to people in need this decade and currently gives more than 200,000 hearing aids annually. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully campaign and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. Started as the philanthropic effort of Starkey Hearing Technologies, Starkey Hearing Foundation was founded by William F. Austin in 1984. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or visit

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