Walgreens and Starkey launch Walgreens Hearing


Walgreens Hearing

Walgreens and Starkey Hearing Technologies are collaborating on hearing health centers in Walgreens stores, and have launched the first two centers last month in Minneapolis.

The centers, called Walgreens Hearing, are unique to the marketplace because they will create opportunities for independent hearing health professionals to partner with Starkey to serve patients at Walgreens stores in their communities. Comprehensive professional hearing examinations are provided utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, which will provide the basis for consultations on hearing aid solutions.

“For over 50 years, Starkey Hearing Technologies has supported the independent hearing professional, because we know the immeasurable value that personalized local service and care provides to patients,” Starkey Hearing Technologies’ President Brandon Sawalich said. “We believe that better hearing should be made available to as many people as possible, and it is our goal with this program to deliver convenient and superior hearing healthcare through our customers and these Walgreens retail locations.”

“Since 1901, patients have trusted Walgreens as a provider of pharmacy care and a growing range of health services from vaccinations to specialty care for complex and chronic conditions,” said Nimesh Jhaveri, vice president, healthcare services, Walgreens. “As the population of older Americans grows, so does the demand for hearing care, an area where we believe our stores can provide access to quality advice and solutions from a trusted source in the community.”

Walgreens Hearing locations opened at the company’s 24-hour location at Snelling and Randolph Avenues in St. Paul and at 5695 Duluth Street in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The companies said a select few additional Walgreens Hearing locations will open in three additional states by mid-April and will be announced as openings occur.

Source: Starkey