World Hearing Day 2020

March 3rd is a special day that is near and dear to our hearts every year – World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness on preventing hearing loss and promoting ear and hearing healthcare. This year’s World Hearing Day theme was “Hearing for Life.” Hearing loss should never limit anyone […]

High Energy for Hearing

Panama City, Panama is a natural wonder, replete with verdant vistas, white sandy beaches, and incredible biodiversity. The city is also a fusion of modern and colonial architecture that reflects the nation’s rich history. For centuries, Panama’s location and wondrous beauty made it ideal for settlers from around the world. As such, Panamanian society is […]

Starkey Hearing Foundation Expo Booth

At the beginning of 2020, members of our team traveled to Las Vegas to showcase our work at the Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo. At the Expo, we had our International Development Directors in attendance from all seven regions and team members from across the globe including the Philippines, India, Ireland, Kenya and El Salvador. At […]

Audiology Students Reflect on their Experiences in El Salvador

 “Imagine taking the trip of a lifetime. A trip that’ll give you an experience very few people in your position have. An opportunity that will open your eyes, give a gift, and help over a thousand people with hearing aids and provide them with access to sound. There is not a single adjective to describe […]

Fourth Class of Hearing Instrument Specialists

On Monday, December 2, Starkey Hearing Foundation celebrated the graduation of 11 Hearing Instrument Specialists from the Starkey Hearing Institute in Lusaka, Zambia. The graduates will help address the dire shortage of hearing healthcare professionals in the developing world. The 2019 graduates represent five countries from around Africa. They have studied and been trained in professional ear […]

Expanding the Work in the Pacific Islands

At the end of October, we ventured to the Solomon Islands and expanded our WFA™ Community-Based Hearing Healthcare program to the country. On October 31, our mission team arrived in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands. We had a two-day mission, held at the Maranatha Hall located just East of the city. It was a great […]

Tough Conditions Make the Mission Sweeter

Nepal is a mountainous, landlocked country in southern Asia. Nepal offers a variety of geographical features, including the Tarai Valley in the south, a flat river plain with a belt of marshy grasslands, savannas, and forests. In the north, Nepal’s geography is that of the majestic Himalayan mountains.  When we first heard about medical camps […]

Growing the Program in Grenada

This October, we were fortunate enough to hold our first hearing mission in the Caribbean country of Grenada. We served over 250 patients and provided more than 450 hearing aids to Grenadians. Upon hearing about our mission, the Minister of Agriculture brought her mother, aunt and driver to be fit as well. We were able […]

Delta Zeta Joins to Celebrate 23 Years in El Salvador

Our first phase 2 mission in October was a two-day mission in San Salvador, El Salvador. Those two days we spent in San Salvador were extremely impactful; we served over 1,100 patients and fit over 2,100 hearing aids and we didn’t do it alone. We were grateful to have the support of the national sorority, Delta […]

More than a Mission

We fit patients with hearing aids and make sure they’ll be taken care of in the future. Our WFA® Community-Based Hearing HealthCare model empowers local communities to continue caring for people with hearing loss through our AfterCare program. We train local partners and health workers and to date, we’ve established sustainable hearing healthcare programs in […]