Starkey Hearing Foundation founder William F. Austin 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. Austin built the organization on his vision — so the world may hear.
Over the last three decades, he has expanded the 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.