Meet Bill Austin – Founder Of Starkey Hearing FoundationHe is a Minnesotan. He is a billionaire, and he says he does not know or care who writes his checks. He is Bill Austin, owner of Starkey technologies. The only American hearing supplier is a major employer in the Twin Cities. The company operates out of Eden Prairie, as does the foundation -- which fits people around the world with free hearing aids. The foundation's star-studded fundraiser is Sunday, with Katy Perry headlining.
George W. Bush, Katy Perry Coming To St. Paul For Starkey GalaThis Sunday is the Starkey Gala in St. Paul, and Katy Perry will headline the benefit.
George W. Bush, Katy Perry To Headline Starkey FundraiserFormer President George W. Bush and pop star Katy Perry will headline this year's Starkey Hearing Foundation awards gala in St. Paul. Bush will be honored for working with the foundation to give customized hearing devices to 222 people in Tanzania.
Starkey's Star Studded Gala Takes Over St. PaulHillary Clinton was among the big names in town Sunday night for the annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala in St. Paul. She was joined by John Legend, Sammy Hagar, Forest Whittaker and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Twins Blog: Mission Memories Over four days in late January, the Starkey Hearing Foundation created miracle after miracle, by giving the gift of hearing to hundreds of people, young and old, living in the Dominican Republic. Starkey has been coming to the Dominican for 14 years, mostly in the capital Santo Domingo. The frequent trips are necessary because the humid, salty air affects hearing aids quicker than air in other places around the world.
Twins Blog: Molitor's MissionWhen you think of a summer evening at the ballpark, a vibrant scene of sights and sounds will flood your mind. The roar of the crowd, the crack of a bat and the vendors shouting up and down the aisle. It all adds to the experience and magic of the game. However, some athletes experience the game in silence. They cannot hear.
Twins Blog: The First Starkey Mission It's a hot, sticky day in the Dominican Republic and the clouds are rolling in. Hundreds of people have traveled to Santo Domingo for help because they can't hear well. A crew of 50 people are here for them.
Twins Blog: Paul Molitor, The Dominican Republic & StarkeyIt’s finally happening. After weeks and months of planning, the trip I’ve been dreaming about is now just days away. I can almost smell the warm, salty Caribbean air. And I can now share this exciting adventure with all of you.
Lives Changed After Hearing 'Can You Hear That'?Dozens of lives will have changed by Tuesday tonight after being asked four simple words "can you hear that?" And "hear" is the imperative word. Hearing loss is often untreated because screenings and hearing aids are too expensive or not easily available.
Starkey Steps Up To 'Aid' Minnesota's Special OlympiansSmiles mark the faces of 22 of Minnesota’s Special Olympics athletes. They’re not beaming cheek to cheek because of what they’ve done – they’re happy over what they're about to do, hear more clearly.
After Devastating Christmas Fire, Boy Hears AgainA 9-year-old boy lost all his belongings in a house fire on Christmas Eve, but on Wednesday he received a special gift.
St. Paul Holds Star-Studded Starkey Foundation GalaThe Twin Cities are getting the Hollywood treatment Saturday night as the red carpet is rolled out for some big-name celebrities. It’s all part of the Starkey Hearing Foundation's annual awards gala at St. Paul's RiverCentre. It raises money to help give hearing aids to people in underdeveloped countries.