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Starkey Hearing Technologies Wins Manufacturing Excellence Award


Twin Cities Business recognizes Starkey Hearing Technologies as a winner at its first annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards. 

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2019– Starkey® Hearing Technologies is proud to announce that it has been named Manufacturing Excellence Awards winner by Twin Cities Business. In its inaugural year, the Manufacturing Excellence Awards “recognize excellence in Minnesota-based manufacturing related to product design and engineering, manufacturing processes, business operations, human capital, logistics and supply-chain management, local manufacturing, and/or product or niche uniqueness.”

Livio® AI, the world’s first Healthable® hearing aid, earned Starkey this esteemed recognition by going beyond what is traditionally expected of a hearing aid with the help of integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. With extraordinary features, such as brain and body activity tracking, fall detection and alerts, language translation, personalized memories and more, Livio AI is paving the way for revolutionary hearing devices and world-class manufacturing strategies. 

“Manufacturing has been at Starkey's core since we opened our doors more than 50 years ago. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to mastering the intersection of art and science,” said Starkey Chief Operations Officer Chris Hillman. “From constructing the world's smallest invisible custom hearing aids to creating the world's most advanced hearing health products, Starkey is at the leading edge of manufacturing capabilities. And we're just getting started!”

Starkey will be in attendance at the awards dinner and program held on September 26, 2019, at Mercury Mosaics & Title, Inc., in Minneapolis. Click here to view the full list of winners and to learn more about the Manufacturing Excellence Awards. 

About Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned and operated provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 6,000 employees, operates 26+ facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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