Starkey Hearing Institute

Manila, Philippines – Est. 2024

NEW - Our First Students will Graduate in 2024!

The Starkey Hearing Foundation is thrilled to announce the inauguration of our second Institute location in Manila, Philippines!

This expansion is a response to the significant demand in the Asia Pacific region and is strengthened by our longstanding partnership with the University of Santo Tomas, which has over 400 years of academic excellence.

Tackling Hearing Loss in the Philippines

Our new location is expected to meet the pressing needs of the region, as highlighted by a National Survey of Hearing Loss conducted by the NIH in the Philippines. The survey revealed alarming statistics, with 7% of children under 18 years old, 15% of adults, and a staggering 49% of adults aged 65 and above experiencing moderate or worse hearing loss. Left unaddressed, these conditions can lead to delayed speech development, hindered educational attainment, career obstacles, and social isolation.

Answering an Urgent Call

The inaugural class of 33 students, hailing from three cities and representing 17 clinics, will graduate from our hearing healthcare program in 2024. Equipped with the latest in hearing health expertise, these graduates will make a profound impact in their communities. Their training marks a crucial step in answering the urgent call to action to improve the lives of those affected by hearing loss in the Philippines.
Beautiful Day: The Starkey Hearing Foundation's Journey in the Philippines

Give the Gift of Hearing

Help us continue to spread the gift of hearing around the globe and create the next generation of hearing healthcare leaders through the Starkey Hearing Institute, a program of Starkey Hearing Foundation.