Starkey Hearing Technologies is much more than the hearing aids we produce. We are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. We believe being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing. As a world leader in manufacturing and delivering advanced hearing solutions, our goal is to bring people together and make lives richer by empowering individuals to reach their full potential in life. In 1967, William F. Austin founded our company with the simple premise, ``Alone we can't do much. Together, we can change the world.`` We live that vision every day – and it's why with every Starkey Hearing Technologies' product purchased, we donate to the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help more people in need around the world receive the gift of hearing. To date we have given over 1 million hearing aids to people around the world.