SoundGear renews its sponsorship with ‘The Habitat Organization’ until 2025

Improve grasslands and protect your hearing with SoundGear products

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce that SoundGear™ has renewed its national sponsorship as the organization’s Official Hearing Protection Partner through 2025. The relationship provides SoundGear with a wide range of opportunities to educate the organization’s supporters about the innovators company’s hearing protection products, while making a financial commitment to conserving wildlife habitat.

“We are very proud to have SoundGear as a partner and are excited to announce this three-year extension of our mutual collaboration,” said Chris Kalis, director of corporate partnerships for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “SoundGear understands the deep connection between our habitat mission and our supporters, while offering unique hearing protection and enhancement products that deliver unparalleled quality to upland hunters and grassland conservation support.”

SoundGear products digitally enhance ambient sounds, such as flapping wings or dogs running through the grass, while protecting hunters’ and shooters’ hearing from harmful high-decibel noise. Offering audible technology that’s ready to wear right out of the box, as well as custom options, SoundGear products are great for the weekend warrior or avid highlander who demands the ultimate 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 people with normal to moderate hearing loss. SoundGear Phantom uses Bluetooth technology to connect to Apple and Android devices to better personalize the user experience. The Phantom has a noise reduction rating of 22 decibels and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a battery life of 23 hours. It also comes with four pre-programmed digital memories for different listening environments. The Phantom is perfect for hunting, tactical shooting, 3 guns, sporting clays, trapping, 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 key components of the relationship are highlighted below:

  • National Pheasant Festival and Quail Classic – As a gold sponsor for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classics. SoundGear will have a big presence on the show floor at the event during each of those years, beginning at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 17, 18 and 19, 2023. More details at
  • Rooster Road Trip – SoundGear will be a partner in the organization’s popular public lands hunting trip through pheasant country in 2023, 2024 and 2025 Visit for highlights from the past year.
  • Chapter Banquets – SoundGear offers discounted merchandise for organization 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 complete digital hearing systems. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids through three distinct brands: Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. As the only provider of American owned and operated hearing technologies, Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to support veterans and active military personnel with the best in American innovation, including a suite of groundbreaking hearing technologies and other resources. Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 5,000 people and operates 24 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit

About pheasants forever

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are 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 protecting our highlands through habitat improvement, public access, education, and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determines how 100 percent of its locally raised funds are spent – ​​the only national conservation organization to operate through this grassroots structure. Since its inception in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.