We believe hearing is a precious gift.
Hearing helps individuals share, promoting love and caring around the world. It also enriches opportunities for individuals to learn, grow, and communicate.
Hearing health improves the lives of individuals, families, and communities. It is our mission to give the gift of hearing to people in need, empowering them to achieve their greatest potential.
Our work has three core pillars:
- Service Delivery – We help those in need through philanthropic hearing healthcare missions, strong partnerships, and empowered local teams. Our expanding global network of Community-Based Hearing Healthcare programs in more than 64 countries directly serves thousands each year through our simple, sustainable, and scalable model. Service delivery is core to our mission.
- Education & Capacity-Building – We share what we learn to help others, and work to build our collective capacity through relationships, academic curricula, high-level partnerships and education. We’re training the next generation of hearing healthcare providers at Starkey Hearing Institute. Our commitment to Education & Capacity-Building is a priority.
- Global Advocacy – We advocate for hearing health every day, engaging global health professionals and national governments in developing hearing health policy solutions. With experience giving the gift of hearing in more than 100 countries, we’re uniquely positioned to engage leading ear and hearing health professionals and partner with academic institutions to help address key issues. We share our knowledge and experience on how hearing care can be provided within public health systems, and share model plans with public health officials working to develop country-specific national plans of their own. Our Global Advocacy initiative leverages our experience to help shape hearing healthcare solutions around the world. It is a key part of our mission.