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Starkey Chief Audiology Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing Sara Burdak, Au.D., to Appear Live on Instagram with ASHA


Eden Prairie, Minnesota (October 20, 2021) – Starkey Chief Audiology Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing Sara Burdak, Au.D., will have a conversation live on Instagram with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) this week. The discussion will focus on hearing as an essential factor in overall health and wellness. Viewers can tune in at 6pm Central Time on Wednesday, October 20th to the Instagram handle @ASHAweb or @StarkeyHearing.

“I’m grateful to ASHA for this opportunity to continue to raise awareness about the fact that hearing is essential,” said Dr. Burdak. “I’m looking forward to having this conversation on a platform that will reach people in a new and interesting way. I hope to see some of our partners in hearing healthcare lend their voices to the conversation.”

Dr. Burdak was recently named the Silver Globee Winner for the Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year awards in the Manufacturing category. Women World Awards recognizes women in business and professions from all over the world and encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, and milestones from every major industry in the world.

Dr. Burdak joined Starkey as an audiologist on the Hearing Research and Technology team in 1999. For nearly two decades, she has worked to bring impactful programs to Starkey’s global customer base. She is responsible for developing and aligning Starkey’s global audiology strategy as it relates to education and training programs, the Department of Veterans Affairs and customer and industry relations. 

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About Starkey 

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Owned by Bill Austin since 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey has more than 5,000 employees, operates 28 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at


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