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Founded In 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies Has Been Advancing The Hearing Aid Industry Ever Since

2014 Halo, our Made for iPhone® hearing aid, launch providing a new option for hearing aid wearers to stay connected. Halo, paired with our TruLink app allows for seamless connection between hearing aids and iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch® – so phone calls, music, videos and more can stream directly into your ears with pristine sound quality.
2013 In January, we launch Xino Tinnitus with Multiflex Tinnitus Technology to help people suffering from constant "ringing" in their ears find relief. Also in 2013, 3 Series™ custom wireless hearing were launched, providing a small option powered by our BluWave® 3.0 operating system that is designed to maximize performance in even the most challenging listening environments.
2012 In addition to changing our name from Starkey Laboratories, Inc. to Starkey Hearing Technologies, we launch several exciting innovations, including SurfLink Mobile®, which enables hands-free cell phone conversations; Wi Series® Custom, which expands our popular wireless hearing aids into custom-fit styles; and three new wireless options — 3 Series, Tour and Ignite — which brings the benefits of wireless to virtually every person who wants it.
2011 We launch both AMP®, the invisible hearing aid for people who aren't ready for a hearing aid, and X Series™, our most comprehensive line of traditional digital hearing aids ever.
2011 A number of exciting products launch, including Wi Series, our advanced wireless hearing aids that also enable wearers to stream stereo sound directly from their TVs or radios to their hearing aids without any body-worn relay devices; the S Series® iQ line, featuring Voice iQ, a new noise management and speech preservation system that takes on the issue of hearing in noise; SoundLens, the world's first custom invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid; and Starkey Pediatrics.
2010 A number of exciting products launch, including Wi Series, our advanced wireless hearing aids that also enable wearers to stream stereo sound directly from their TVs or radios to their hearing aids without any body-worn relay devices; the S Series® iQ line, featuring Voice iQ, a new noise management and speech preservation system that takes on the issue of hearing in noise; SoundLens, the world's first custom invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid; and Starkey Pediatrics.
2009 S Series® with Drive Architecture is released. Using multi-core, open architecture technology, S Series goes on to become one of the best-selling lines of hearing aids in the industry.
2008 Zōn revolutionizes the way hearing aids look and goes on to win more than a dozen design and consumer electronics awards.
2006 We redefine the hearing aid industry with Destiny, the first hearing aid to utilize digital technology in a completely new way, and the first to virtually eliminate feedback once and for all.
2004 Elton John's appearance at Starkey's "So The World May Hear" Awards Gala helps the Starkey Hearing Foundation raise a record $2.7 million. Construction begins on the new William F. Austin Center, and the Starkey Hearing Research Center opens.
2003 Genesis 4 is released, offering hearing impaired users superior levels of audibility, high fidelity and hearing comfort.
2002 The Starkey Hearing Alliance network is established.
2001 We launch the Genesis digital hearing aid family, which becomes the industry's most comprehensive product line, with Axent hearing aids becoming the benchmark for advanced digital technology.
1999 Starkey brings hearing aids into the digital age with the release of the Cetera and Aries digital hearing aid systems. Both take a research-based approach to amplification.
1992 We release the Tympanette, the first hearing aid to fit entirely in the ear canal. Tympanette was the industry's smallest and most popular completely-in-the-canal hearing aid for its time.
1983 President Ronald Reagan gets fit with Starkey INTRA hearing aids, encouraging a wider acceptance of hearing aids among the public, and resulting in increased sales throughout the industry.
1982 CE-5 series is released, the industry's first canal hearing aids.
1979 We develop the CHAT hearing aid tester, the Tinnitus Research Audiometer and the Digital Drain Meter — state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that helped improve patient service.
1978 The Starkey Fund is developed as a battery recycling program, with proceeds going to help needy people receive hearing assistance. The program evolves into the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
1976 We open our first subsidiary in Manchester, England. Over the next five years, Starkey opens facilities in Toronto, Canada; Glencoe, Minnesota; Hamburg, Germany; and Paris, France.
1973 Starkey releases the CE-1, a custom in-the-ear hearing aid with the industry's first 90-day trial period and one-year "Worry Free" warranty. Soon after, Starkey becomes the world's leading manufacturer of custom hearing instruments.
1971 Bill Austin purchases Starkey Laboratories, a small earmold company, from Harold Starkey. Austin merges Professional and Starkey, retaining the Starkey name.
1967 Bill Austin starts Professional Hearing Aid Service, an all-make hearing instrument repair service in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The company offers fixed repair charges — an industry first.

 
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