Wide-Frequency Audibility® Community- Based Hearing Healthcare Model

Based on years of missions to more than 100 countries, we honed a model that is community-based and sustainable – and sets the Starkey Hearing Foundation apart. This model is the backbone of the large-scale, systemic change we are championing into the future, in addition to global partnerships and advocacy.

Starkey Hearing Foundation’s international Wide-Frequency Audibility® Community-Based Hearing Healthcare Program utilizes a proven action model to empower local teams in providing basic ear care and hearing aids to individuals in need.

Here’s how our simple, sustainable, and scalable model works:

Patient Identification & Outreach

  • Identify and train community-based health workers and partners.

  • Conduct community outreach and provide primary ear-care services.

Hearing Health Care Mission

  • Assess and fit hearing aid(s) to patients using WFA fitting method.

  • Counsel and train hearing aid recipients on use of hearing aids.

  • Provide patients with batteries for their hearing aids.

  • Provide Active Care information to all hearing aid recipients, detailing where to go and who to contact for follow-up services.

Active Care Program

  • Provide ongoing Active Care to hearing aid beneficiaries, including access to additional care, such as counseling.

  • Provide batteries and free repair or replacement of hearing aids as needed.

  • Collect and analyze data to continue to improve our services and to support our global advocacy work.

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.