SoundGear Renews Sponsorship with ‘The Habitat Organization’ Through 2025

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce SoundGear™ has renewed their national sponsorship as the organization’s official hearing protection partner through 2025. The relationship provides SoundGear 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.
“We’re very proud to have SoundGear as a partner and are excited to announce this three-year extension of our mutual collaboration,” said Chris Kalis, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s director of corporate partnerships. “SoundGear understands the profound connection between our habitat mission and our supporters, while offering unique hearing protection and enhancement products that offer unparalleled quality to upland hunters and support for grasslands conservation.”

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’s 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.
SoundGear’s newest flagship product is the SoundGear Phantom, a cutting-edge hearing aid featuring the most advanced noise reduction technology on the market to help those with normal to moderate hearing loss. The SoundGear Phantom utilizes Bluetooth technology to connect to both Apple and Android devices, in order to better customize the wearer’s experience. The Phantom has a 22-decibel noise reduction rating and runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a run life of 23 hours. It also comes with four preprogramed digital memories for different listening environments. The Phantom is a perfect fit for hunting, tactical shooting, 3-gun, sporting clays, trap, industry, and skeet.

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 2023, 2024 and 2025 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classics. SoundGear will have a large presence on the show floor of the event during each of those years, beginning at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 14, 15 and 16, 2023. More details at
  • Rooster Road Trip – SoundGear will be a partner in the organization’s popular public lands hunting trip across pheasant country in 2023, 2024 and 2025 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 and Quail Forever make up the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters and partners is dedicated to the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.

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