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2018 AG Bell lifetime achievement award

Starkey Hearing Foundation gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world.

Starkey Hearing Foundation believes hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and communities. By collaborating with governments, non-government organizations, and health leaders, their goal is to make hearing healthcare services more accessible for people around the world.

Starkey Hearing Foundation founder, Bill Austin and co-founder, Tani Austin, have tirelessly dedicated their lives to serving others. Their awe-inspiring work knows no bounds as they work to provide the resources and education needed to improve global hearing health. Today, they continue to travel the globe helping people in need, and to date have given the gift of hearing in more than 100 countries.

They built the organization on Bill’s vision — So the World May Hear. With the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters over the last three decades, they have expanded their reach from Minnesota across the United States and around the world.