About Starkey

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. We are a proud supporter of Starkey Hearing Foundation, which helps people in need around the world receive the gift of hearing. To date, Starkey Hearing Foundation has provided more than 1 million hearing health care services to people in need worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing loss impacts all aspects of your life

Hearing plays a major role in our quality of life, from our emotional well-being and physical health to our careers and leisure activities.

Yet millions of people who have hearing loss let it go untreated, despite research showing links between untreated hearing loss and increased risk of falls, depression, anxiety, hospitalisations and even dementia.

Hearing loss may be affecting you

From missing favourite sounds to missing out on all the fun, hearing loss impacts all aspects of your life.

Emotional well-being

When we hear our best, there’s nothing stopping us from enjoying the sounds of laughter, music, nature or conversations with family and friends. Hearing these sounds help fuel us, and undeniably make moments more memorable and life more enjoyable.

When hearing is impaired, those sounds we’ve taken for granted fade — leading to a cascade of changes that could impact us emotionally.

  • Hearing loss might cause embarrassment
  • Missing favorite sounds might lead to sadness
  • Missing critical information could create anxiety
  • Not hearing conversations clearly might lead to feeling left out
  • And feeling left out can lead to depression and social isolation

Hear the sounds that bring you joy and make moments more memorable.

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Physical health
Help reduce the risk of falls, accidents and even dementia.

Hearing loss also plays a significant role in our physical and mental well-being — with a growing body of research linking hearing loss to dementia and cognitive decline. When we hear our best, it’s easy to stay engaged and alert and active.

When hearing is impaired, our sense of space shrinks, warning cues get missed, and we withdraw from social activities or situations. This leaves our physical and mental health vulnerable.

  • Adults with hearing loss are up to 5 times more likely to develop dementia
  • Hearing loss is linked to a three-fold risk of falling
  • Accidental injuries are up to 50 percent more likely for people with hearing loss

 

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Everyday life
Ensure communication is clear and your social calendar is full.

More than anything else, hearing keeps us connected to the world around us. Whether it’s communicating with friends and family, interacting with colleagues, enjoying a recital, movie or TV show, or waking up to birds singing outside your window, when you hear better, you simply live better.

But when hearing is impaired, those connections, interactions and moments can be muted and strained, which has an impact on our quality of life.

  • Missing a grandchild’s first words or a family dinner story
  • Feeling left out of a conversation or a good joke
  • Limiting once-fun social activities
  • Feeling less independent, less confident and less secure
  • Frustrating loved ones with constant requests to repeat what was said
  • Not living life to the fullest because hearing loss is holding you back

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What our clients say

Two members of my family have just received excellent advice and treatment at the Chichester Centre.

My husband for ear plugs advice and my 12 year old son, who has been suffering with excessive ear wax building up for the past year or so and being told by GP that can do nothing except keep putting drops in.

Within 15 minutes he had his ears safely unblocked, using micro suction and washing, something the GP said was not available. My son is like a different child and can actually hear again.

Thank You!

Mr J Llewellyn – Chichester patient