Starkey conducted a Starkey Cares Hearing Smiles Outreach event in Nairobi, Kenya, providing hearing health services to more than 150 members of the local community. The global event helped raise awareness of the important role hearing health plays in overall quality of life.

“Starkey is dedicated to increasing hearing healthcare access around the world because hearing connects us to the world around us,” says Owen Olende, Starkey’s vice president of Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa Sales. “Our Starkey Africa team, along with a team from our global headquarters, were in Nairobi, Kenya to help neighbors and families reconnect through the gift of better hearing.”

The Starkey team partnered with Jalaram Medical Services and local volunteers to conduct hearing screenings, provide greatly needed hearing aids, and will provide follow up services to the patients who received new hearing aids, according to Starkey.

Starkey Cares aims to help people within its communities and around the world who do not have access to hearing healthcare resources and technology. Caring is a core value at Starkey and is an integral part of the company’s vision.

The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities, and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide, according to Starkey.

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