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Starkey Provides Hearing Healthcare in Kenya During Hearing Smiles Event

The Starkey Cares Hearing Smiles outreach event provided health services to more than 150 people in Nairobi, Kenya.

Tani Austin Starkey Cares Kenya

The Starkey Cares team, including Starkey Chief Philanthropy Officer Tani Austin (left) and Muhamed Kyesikedire, helped conduct hearing screenings, provide hearing aids, and arrange follow-up services to the patients.

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN — Starkey conducted a Starkey Cares Hearing Smiles Outreach event in Nairobi, Kenya, providing hearing health services to more than 150 members of the local community. The global event helped raise awareness of the important role hearing health plays in overall quality of life.

“Starkey is dedicated to increasing hearing healthcare access around the world because hearing connects us to the world around us,” said Owen Olende Starkey’s Vice President of Latin America, Caribbean and Africa Sales. “Our Starkey Africa team, along with a team from our global headquarters, were in Nairobi, Kenya to help neighbors and families reconnect through the gift of better hearing.”

Bill Austin Starkey Cares Kenya

Starkey Founder Bill Austin and the Starkey Cares Team fit over 150 children and adults during the Hearing Smiles outreach event.

The Starkey team partnered with Jalaram Medical Services and local volunteers to conduct hearing screenings, provide greatly needed hearing aids, and will provide follow up services to the patients who received new hearing aids.

Starkey has a rich history of compassion and generosity that continues through Starkey Cares, helping people in our communities and around the world who do not have access to hearing healthcare resources and technology. Caring is a core value at Starkey and is an integral part of the company’s vision.

For more information, please visit the Starkey website.

About Starkey 

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development, and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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