MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Starkey Hearing Technologies has announced that the company’s Livio AI hearing aid has earned a place on TIME’s 2019 list of best inventions in the accessibility category. A widely recognized and prestigious designation, this list highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.
TIME uses a rigorous, multi-step process to assemble the annual list. Contenders from around the world are evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result: 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.
Starkey Livio AI Hearing Aid
Livio AI, the “world’s first Healthable hearing aid, has revolutionized what hearing health means”. It features integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, to provide high sound quality and the ability to track both body and brain health.
By providing direct monitoring of physical and cognitive activity, including fall alerts and transcription features, “Livio AI raises awareness about the deep connection between treating hearing loss and reducing health risks, like cognitive decline and heart disease”.
“I’d like to thank TIME for this incredible recognition. We are humbled and proud to be on this list and in the company of other innovative companies that are truly making the world a better place. I’m grateful to the entire Starkey team for its relentless dedication to helping people hear better, so they can live better. Thank you for continuing to push us to break technological boundaries and transform hearing health as we know it.”
—Starkey President, Brandon Sawalich
The new issue of TIME, featuring Starkey and Livio AI, goes on sale on November 22, 2019.