As a young man, William F. Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation, realized his true calling in life was helping people hear, and that by doing so, he could have a lasting impact on the world.
For more than 50 years, Austin has been providing the gift of hearing to people in need, and to formalize the philanthropic efforts of Starkey Hearing Technologies, he officially founded Starkey Hearing Foundation in 1984. He had a simple premise:
"Alone we can't do much. Together we can change the world."
Over the last three decades, William F. Austin has expanded the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s reach from Minnesota across the United States and around the world. With the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters, Starkey Hearing Foundation has become the embodiment of Austin’s incredible vision and has provided more than 1.8 million hearing aids and care to people in need.
If you'd like to make a donation, visit Starkey Hearing Foundation's website.