Over the past decade, hearing aids have become more and more sophisticated. Features such as advanced feedback cancellation, signal processing, ear-to-ear communication, wireless connectivity, and rechargeability have become standard features in today’s devise. Due to limitations in manufacturing technology and miniaturization, professionals have chosen to shift from fully personalized custom devices to RIC and BTE styles to harness these tools. This session will provide an overview of how Starkey utilizes artificial intelligence in all aspects, from industrial design to signal processing to integrated sensor technology within custom devices. The result of which means you can now offer your patients personalized, custom-fit, rechargeable devices with state-of-the-art technology, including the industry’s only healthable technology.
This course is part of the 2021 Industry Innovations Summit on AudiologyOnline.
Course created on March 11, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the goals of product design.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the benefits of integrating sensors into hearing devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the features in Starkey’s custom rechargeable devices.
|5-20 Minutes||AI in all aspects; from design to the fitting|
|20-45 Minutes||Reimagining the hearing aid with AI and integrated sensor technology|
|45-55 Minutes||Custom aids - sound and performance|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q and A|
Achintya K. (Achin) Bhowmik, Ph.D., is the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Starkey. Responsible for the organization’s technology strategy, global research, product development and engineering departments, he leads Starkey’s efforts to transform hearing aids into multifunctional, wearable health devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.
Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Achin Bhowmik served as Vice President and General Manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. There, he was responsible for the R&D, engineering, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices.
Dr. Achin Bhowmik is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He serves on the board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley, board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, and executive board for the Society for Information Display. He has authored more than 200 publications, including two books and 37 issued patents.
Brian Dahl is currently the Manager of New Product Quality Assurance and is responsible for leading a team of engineers who work to ensure the product is developed and delivered with a high standard of quality. Prior to this role, Brian held various roles including Quality Engineer at Starkey and Design Engineer at Seagate Technology. Brian received his Bachelors and Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas.
Luis F. Camacho
Audiologist in the Education and Training Department
Luis Camacho, AuD, began working for Starkey Hearing Technologies in August 2000 as a Field Sales Representative. In that role, he supported Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. In 2009, he joined the Education & Training Department as part of the field-training team. Current duties include leading training classes for Starkey staff and customers, development of training materials and overseeing Starkey’s Audiology Online and e-learning initiatives. In 1987, he received his BA in Telecommunications and Audio Engineering from Indiana University. He received his MA in Audiology from Indiana University in 1991. After graduate school, he worked as an audiologist for a neuro-otology practice in Indianapolis where his duties included clinical audiology, special testing, hearing aid dispensing, marketing and public relations. In October of 2013, he earned his AuD from A.T. Still University. Luis is married with three children and resides in Bloomington, Indiana.
Brian Dahl: Brian Dahl is employed by Starkey. Non-financial: Brian Dahl has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Luis F. Camacho: Financial: Luis F. Camacho is employed by Starkey. Non-financial: Luis Camacho has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Starkey in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Starkey products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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