The Starkey Hearing Foundation helps 360 million people worldwide, including 32 million children, who are affected by disabling hearing loss. People struggling with hearing loss many times have little access in getting support for their needs. Therefore, Starkey provides care to 110 countries worldwide.
Starkey has a four-phase model for helping. Phase one is to treat the population, wherein teams are assembled to be trained. These teams consist of physicians, partners, and coordinators. Phase two is the hearing mission. It includes patient identification. There is screening of qualified candidates. Then custom ear molds are created and sent back to the U.S. for manufacturing. Partnerships help the overall cause, finding communities that need help, which is an indispensable proposition. Phase three is the after-care program. There is follow-up care provided one month after treatment. Batteries are provided, earmolds are replaced when needed, and repairs are made--all of these services are free. Then, phase four happens, which is mainstreaming people back into life. There is support for schools for the deaf and hard of hearing, for instance. Speech and language development is addressed. Plus, people are integrated back into the world.
Starkey hearing technologies and customers helped provide 200,000 hearing aids in one year, as an example of their accomplishments. And the U.S. gets more help than any other country.
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