SoundGear Protects Hunters’ Hearing While Making a Commitment to Habitat Conservation

St. Paul, Minn. – June 18, 2019 –Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce SoundGear™has renewed their national sponsorship as the organization’s official hearing protection partner. The relationship providesSoundGear with a wide array of opportunities to educate the organization’s supporters about the company’s innovative hearing protection products, while making a financial commitment to wildlife habitat conservation.

“As both a member of the hunting community and as a fellow Minnesota-based company, we’re extremely proud to be a partner in Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s wildlife habitat mission,” explained Lance Kraemer, SoundGear’s product manager. 

SoundGear products digitally enhance environmental sounds like wing beats or dogs running through the grass while simultaneously protecting the hearing of hunters and shooters from harmful, high-decibel noises. Offering audible technology that is ready to wear right out of the box as well as custom-fitted options, SoundGear products are great for weekend warriors or avid uplanders who demand the most in hearing enhancement and protection.

“As a hunter who was starting to suffer the impact of hearing loss, I am a big fan of SoundGear’s innovative custom-fitting technology.  Unlike some other products I’ve tried over the years, SoundGear custom protection is actually an asset in the field as a bird hunter.  While wearing SoundGear products, I’ve been able to actually hear a bird explode from the grass even before I see the flush,” explained Chris Kalis, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s director of corporate partnerships.

In addition to marketing in the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation, Quail Forever Journal, and the organization’s online channels, the following highlight key components of the relationship:

  • National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – As a gold sponsor for the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, SoundGear will have a large presence on the show floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 14, 15 & 16, 2020. More details at
  • Rooster Road Trip – SoundGear will be a partner in the organization’s popular 2019 public lands hunting trip across pheasant country this October.  Check out for last year’s highlights.
  • Chapter Banquets – SoundGear provides discounted products for the organization’s chapters to purchase for local fundraising events across the country.

About SoundGear                                                                                              

SoundGear is a product of Starkey Hearing Technologies.  Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded in 1967, the company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. As the only American-owned and operated provider of hearing technologies, Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to support veterans and active military service personnel with the best in American innovation, including a suite of revolutionary hearing technologies and other resources. Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 5,000 people and operates 24 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit

About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982,