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ReSound Wins 2020 BIG Innovation Award

January 22, 2020

ReSound has been awarded for its landmark creation of the world’s first hearing aids capable of directly streaming audio with Bluetooth Low Energy (from millions of smartphones and devices that run...   Read More

2020 Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo Sets the Stage for What’s Ahead in 2020 and Beyond

January 21, 2020

Includes increased focus on hearing’s connection to overall health and wellnessEden Prairie, Minnesota (January 20, 2020) – Thousands of hearing professionals from around the world gathere...   Read More

Video-Based Aural Rehabilitation Guide: Enhancing Listening and Spoken Language in Children and Adults

January 20, 2020

For Immediate Release (San Diego, CA – January 20, 2020) – The Video-Based Aural Rehabilitation Guide: Enhancing Listening and Spoken Language in Children and Adults is the first aural reh...   Read More

Earlens Announces Partnership with Verily to Develop Next-Generation Capabilities for Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution

January 13, 2020

Earlens Corporation, a medical technology company that has created the world's first nonsurgical hearing solution that directly vibrates the eardrum, announced today that they have entered into a stra...   Read More

CI2020 Early Bird Deadline Approaching

January 9, 2020

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance and the University of North Carolina invite you to join over 1600 hearing health clinicians, scientists, students, governmental officials and members of industry...   Read More

Starkey Donates to Firefighting Efforts in Australia

January 8, 2020

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (January 8, 2020) – Starkey Hearing Technologies has donated $15,000 to fund several charities working hard to fight Australian brushfires and help save the wildlife. The...   Read More

Phonak Unveils Virto Black at CES: A Fully-Connected Hearing Aid Shaped Like a Hearable

January 6, 2020

Phonak will unveil Virto Black at CES, a fully-connected hearing aid shaped like a hearable. The stigma-busting Virto Black is the world’s first custom-made hearing aid that directly streams from bo...   Read More

MED-EL USA Launches SONNET 2 Next Generation Audio Processor with MAESTRO 8 Software

January 6, 2020

The new SONNET 2 audio processor with recently FDA-approved software is now available from MED-EL. The company is also launching today a very cool AudioKey app that has several family-friendly functio...   Read More

Ida Institute Welcomes HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley to Advisory Board

January 6, 2020

The Ida Institute has announced the appointment of Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) to its Advisory Board. The Advisory Board, made up of distinguis...   Read More

Step Up for Audiology! Challenge to Support MAASA

January 2, 2020

Dr. Brian Urban invites all audiologists to a "step up challenge" to support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA). To accept the challenge and join in on the fun to support this gr...   Read More

Starkey Family Gives Back

December 30, 2019

Starkey Hearing Technologies has been proud to support several initiatives this holiday season.   Read More

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Access to Specialized Hearing Devices

December 23, 2019

December 20, 2019. Washington, D.C.—Today Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District and serves as a member of House Leadership, introduced legislation, c...   Read More

Ida Institute Announces Call for Applications for 2020 Ida Research Grants

December 17, 2019

The Ida Institute is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Ida Research Grants. Established in 2016, Ida Research Grants award funding to projects that develop evidence related to Ida Institute initiat...   Read More

Starkey’s Livio AI Named to List of 100 Best Gadgets of the Decade

December 13, 2019

This week, Livio AI, the world’s first multi-purpose hearing aid, earned a place on The Verge’s list of 100 best gadgets of the decade.   Read More


December 12, 2019

Announced at OSSEO2019 Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies in Miami MED-EL Launches BONEBRIDGE BCI 602.   Read More

FDA Clears Cochlear’s Innovative New Osia® 2 Hearing Implant System

December 11, 2019

The Osia System is a first-of-its-kind hearing implant system for people with SSD, conductive or mixed hearing lossCentennial, Colo. (December 11, 2019) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global...   Read More

Starkey Honors Veterans at Minnesota Vikings Game

December 10, 2019

Minneapolis (December 10, 2019) – On December 8, Starkey had the privilege of hosting ten veterans and two active servicemen, and their guests, in our U.S. Bank Stadium turf suite for the Minnes...   Read More

Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology

December 9, 2019

Dr. Jerry Northern has graciously donated to the Foundation to award three students with $10,000 each in tuition funding and $500 each for travel expenses to the AAA Annual Conference and HearTECH Exp...   Read More

2019 Oticon Focus on People Award Winners

November 22, 2019

The 2019 Oticon Focus on People Awards today honored 13 remarkable individuals whose courage and commitment are helping to change the perception of what it means to have a hearing loss. At a special a...   Read More

Starkey’s Livio AI Named to TIME’s List of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019

November 21, 2019

Annual list recognizes 100 groundbreaking inventions that are making the world a better placeMinneapolis (November 21, 2019) – Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to announce that Livio AI, th...   Read More

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