People Helping People
Starkey’s mission “So the World May Hear” is about bringing understanding between people through caring and sharing. We believe caring develops trust and by sharing we find our humanity. We believe by growing engagement in this cause that we can increase tolerance and respect for life. Our goal is to pursue our mission with commitment so that future generations can live in a world with more caring and Peace. As a Starkey Hearing Foundation Sponsor, Lifetime Hearing provides a portion of every hearing aid sold to help people in need of hearing aids.
Starkey Hearing Foundation Commitment to Action
Starkey Hearing Angels™
Lifetime Hearing Aids is also a supporter of the Hearing Angels™ program, that supplies medical mission trips. In 1984, the Starkey Hearing Foundation started with a simple premise – “Alone we can’t do much. But, together we can change the world.” Starkey Hearing Foundation founder, William F. Austin built an organization and hearing advocacy movement upon this premise with the mission so the world may hear. Today the Foundation is sustained by the dedicated efforts, generous donations and unyielding commitment of thousands of volunteers, supporters and sponsors around the world.
Hearing loss affects more than 34 million Americans alone, an average of one in 10 Americans. In addition, the Starkey Hearing Foundation estimates there are 63 million hearing-impaired children worldwide. These are children unable to hear their mothers’ voice, music or laughter simply because their families are too poor to afford a hearing aid. Through its hearing missions, fundraising efforts, and awareness programs, the Starkey Hearing Foundation is making a difference in the lives of both children and adults.
Since it was established, the Foundation’s ability to help the hearing impaired regain the gift of hearing continues to grow each year. Every dollar donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation helps children nationwide and around the globe receive proper hearing care. As a result, the Foundation is able to deliver more than 100,000 hearing aids each year to those in need through its hearing missions in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam. The impact of giving the gift of hearing is profound, as many of these children live in impoverished conditions, others are orphaned or do not attend school.
With nearly 500,000 hearing aids distributed since 2000, the Foundation has set a new goal of providing more than one million hearing instruments to those in need within this decade.Call (817)656-8600 To Schedule An Appointment Today!