October 1, 2007

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn—Starkey will be featured in the upcoming motion picture, Music Within, the true story of Richard Pimentel. Essential to the film’s storyline is Pimentel’s initial struggle with hearing loss, which resulted from an explosion during the Vietnam War. After being fitted with CICs from Starkey, his world changes and he begins to find his true purpose working on behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Starring Ron Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers, Little Black Book), Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business, Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Wedding Crashers), Michael Sheen (The Queen, Underworld, Kingdom of Heaven), and Melissa George (Turistas, Mulholland Drive), the movie has already earned several film festival awards prior to its official release. The film also features the directorial debut of Steven Sawalich.

Music Within is being distributed by MGM and is opening October 26 in select cities, including Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington DC, followed by a nationwide release.

For more information, visit www.musicwithinmovie.com.

SOURCE: The Starkey Hearing Foundation