Our Work


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.

Our work focuses on systems change through global partnerships, education and capacity building. The first Starkey Hearing Institute, a program of Starkey Hearing Foundation, was created in 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia, to help address the shortage of hearing healthcare professionals in the developing world, and we are committed to opening two more institutes in the next five years.

It’s our mission to train and educate on hearing, hearing loss, and hearing aids to give our partners the ability to share the gift of hearing to those in need, empowering them to achieve their greatest potential.

Our work has two core pillars:

Education and Capacity Building
Global Advocacy