Starkey Hearing Technologies and Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Promote Healthy Hearing

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Starkey Hearing Technologies, a global leader in hearing technology, is excited to once again be the Preferred Hearing Partner of the Minnesota Vikings.

Starkey will pass out free earplugs to promote healthy hearing before all Vikings home games throughout the 2015 season. In addition, Vikings players Kyle Rudolph and Adrian Peterson will each play prominent roles in supporting this exclusive partnership.

Fans are encouraged to download Starkey Hearing Technologies’ SoundCheck app to measure the noise levels at the TCF Bank Stadium during games, SoundCheck is a free hearing screener and sound level meter application that allows users to measure the surrounding environmental noise level and to quickly evaluate their own hearing to determine if it is within a normal range. It is available from the App Store and Google Play.

“The enthusiasm surrounding the Vikings is pretty high this year,” said Chris McCormick, Vice President of Marketing for Starkey Hearing Technologies. “We anticipate that TCF Bank Stadium will be an exciting place this fall as Vikings fans are known to be some of the loudest and most supportive in the NFL. Our partnership is to encourage people to protecting their hearing while supporting the team.”

Hearing loss affects nearly 50 million Americans and 360 million people worldwide. The number of youth with hearing loss is increasing. One in five children and teens now have noise induced hearing loss, largely due to loud music being streamed into headphones and exposure to other high volume noises on a daily basis.
 
To learn more about the partnership between Starkey Hearing Technologies and the Minnesota Vikings please visit Vikings.com/community.
 
About Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. As a member of Clinton Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing Foundation has pledged to provide more than one million hearing aids to people in need this decade and currently gives more than 175,000 hearing aids annually. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully campaign and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. Started as the philanthropic effort of Starkey Hearing Technologies, Starkey Hearing Foundation was founded by William F. Austin in 1984. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
 
                                                     

CONTACT: Karen Spaeth
         Director of Customer Experience
         952.947.4522 / karen_spaeth@starkey.com

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