Starkey Hearing cuts all ties with NRA


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Starkey recently announced it would not renew its discount program with the National Rifle Association.

The decision comes in the wake of another deadly shooting in the United States. The most recent mass shooting took place two weeks ago at a Florida high school. Starkey, the largest hearing aids manufacturer in the United States, is joining a growing group of companies that have announced similar decisions concerning the NRA.

The company made the announcement via Twitter saying, “We have made the decision not to renew our discount program with the NRA. We will be asking them to remove our information from their website. Our focus remains on bringing better hearing to people around the world in partnership with hearing professionals.”

The national debate around gun control in the US has intensified over the last few years. Car rental companies Avis and Hertz, insurance company MetLife, and airlines Delta and United are among the companies that have decided to cut links to the organization. In another economic sector, a media row has started between shipping giants Fed-Ex and UPS over links to the NRA.

Source: CBS Minnesota; Fox News