Spectrum Brands, Inc.’s Rayovac battery division presented $175,000 to Starkey Hearing Foundation founder, Bill Austin, Spectrum announced. From October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, Spectrum Brands committed to donate 25 cents of each sale of Rayovac hearing aid batteries to Starkey Hearing Foundation, which gives hearing aids and hearing healthcare services to people in need around the world.

According to the announcement, Rayovac plays an important role in Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission and vision—so the world may hear. For over 30 years, the foundation has cared for more than 1.1 million patients in over 100 countries, fitting people with custom hearing aids powered by donated Rayovac hearing aid batteries. The partnership powers Starkey Hearing Foundation’s aftercare program, where patients receive replacement Rayovac hearing aid batteries and additional care at no cost.

“We are thankful for companies like Rayovac who believe in our mission and help us deliver the gift of hearing one battery at a time,” said Bill Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation. “Aftercare is a vital component of our WFA® Community-Based Hearing HealthCare model, which allows patients to receive ongoing services to repair their hearing aids and obtain new quality batteries. This would not be possible without Rayovac.”

“Partners like the Starkey Hearing Foundation help Rayovac deliver our hearing aid batteries to patients everywhere,” said Ann Rule, senior director of marketing at Spectrum Brands’ Rayovac. “Hearing is a gift, and together we make sure thousands of batteries get to patients who need them most.”

“Rayovac’s generous donation will help Starkey Hearing Foundation continue to change thousands of lives,” said Richard Brown, president and board chair for Starkey Hearing Foundation. “Together, we are bridging people, communities, and countries worldwide.”

Source: Spectrum Brands, Rayovac, Starkey Hearing Foundation

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