April 10, 2008

Starkey Inc, has made a donation of $75,000 to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) to support the development of a new Specialty Certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Audiology (ABA).

The donation is reportedly the largest single donation ever made to the AAAF. A source at Starkey says the gift was made to "reinforce Starkey’s commitment to Pediatric Hearing Care."

According to Starkey president, Jerry Ruzicka, "Starkey was pleased to support this pediatric project.  It is consistent with our mission of facilitating the patient’s journey for quality hearing care.  Since Starkey introduced the Destiny and Zon line of hearing instruments with Integrated Real Ear, more audiologists are fitting our products to children because of the ability to verify fittings in an effective and efficient manner."

Ruzicka also emphasized: "Support for the Foundation was consistent with our mission and goals of providing quality hearing care."

Source: Starkey