Starkey Hearing Technologies is a true American company with humble beginnings and has grown into a global leader in hearing aid manufacturing. In 1963, Harold Starkey opened Starkey Labs in Maple Plain, Minnesota. The following year, William F. Austin opened a retail business, Professional Hearing Aid Services, in South Dakota. In 1967, Austin moved this business into the basement of Harold Starkey’s home in Hopkins, Minnesota. Combining repair services with innovation and customer service led to the company we know as Starkey today.
As they look to the future, Starkey continues to strive to turn research into reality. With over 5,000 employees at 22 facilities, the company conducts business in more than 100 worldwide markets. They have developed a network of over 5,000 hearing care professionals with more than 100 current research and development projects in the works. Starkey’s award-winning research has resulted in 826 international patents to secure the intellectual property of the brand among the other competing hearing aid manufacturers. Starkey Hearing Technologies is much more than the hearing aids they produce. They are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. They believe that being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing. A world leader in manufacturing and delivery advanced hearing solutions, Starkey’s goal is to bring people together and to make lives richer by empowering individuals to reach their full potential in life.