Releases | Industry | Starkey Labs New Technology Enables Actress Marlee Matlin to be Starkey Labs New Technology Enables Actress Marlee Matlin to be March 11, 2008 Print Eden Prairie, MN - Feb.21, 2008 - Marlee Matlin will be Dancing With the Stars thanks in part to breakthrough technology provided by Starkey Labs of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Soon to be available to the general public, these hearing instruments utilize the company's proprietary BluWave™ signal processing. "These hearing aids which fit deep into both of her ear canals provide power levels not previously attainable while giving Marlee the benefit of total freedom of movement," said Bill Austin, Owner of Starkey Labs. "Our BluWave signal processing is well suited for any type of hearing loss including someone with a profound hearing loss like Marlee." BluWave uniquely eliminates annoying feedback while providing a full broad audible spectrum of hearing. This technology will allow Matlin to hear the music better and to effectively compete in the show." "It is exciting to personally experience these new developments by Starkey. It will have impact on so many people," said Matlin. About StarkeyPrivately held Starkey Laboratories, Inc. is a global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development, and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey currently has more than 4,000 employees and facilities in 25 countries. Divisions operating under the Starkey family of companies include Audibel, Micro-Tech, NuEar and Starkey. For more information, visit www.starkey.com or the Starkey Web Channel on Audiology Online.