Community-Based Hearing HealthCare
According to the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, with the greatest prevalence living in developing countries. Unfortunately, less than 3% of these individuals can afford hearing aids or even have access to the care they need.
Starkey is working tirelessly to change this by building strong partnerships, empowering local teams and expanding their three-phase Community-Based Hearing HealthCare model around the world.
(Phase 1) Patient Identification
• Identify and train partners and community-based health workers.
• Identify, screen and give primary ear-care services to potential hearing aid candidates.
More info on Patient Identification here.
(Phase 2) Hearing Mission
• Fit hearing aids and custom earmolds on qualified hearing aid candidates.
• Counsel and train hearing aid recipients, teachers, student ambassadors and patients on how to care for and operate hearing aids.
Explore the full list of Hearing Missions here.
(Phase 3) AfterCare Program
• Conduct outreach to provide AfterCare services to patients within the first month after receiving hearing aids.
• Provide ongoing monthly AfterCare services at a central location giving patients access to additional care including recounseling, batteries and free services to repair or replace hearing aids when needed.
More info on AfterCare Programs here.
To find out more about Starkey Hearing Foundation, click here.