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Starkey’s Evolv AI Hearing Aids Win 2022 MUSE Design Award 

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced that its newest and most advanced line of hearing aids, Evolv AI, has won a 2022 MUSE Design Award in the Product Design, Medical Device category.

Having received over 6,000 entries from all over the globe, this annual international competition honors excellence in creativity, innovation, and quality.  

“I would like to thank the Starkey team for its relentless pursuit of excellence. Your tireless work to push the boundaries of innovation continues to earn international recognition for outstanding achievements in design. Hearing aid wearers deserve the best in design, quality, and performance, and that is exactly what we are giving them.”  

Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich

Evolv AI set the stage for an entirely new hearing ecosystem that not only emphasizes hearing’s impact on overall health and wellness but creates an effortless user experience. The Evolv AI hearing aids are built on Starkey Sound™, a ground-breaking technology created by years of refining Starkey’s research and science-based algorithms to power high-fidelity audio, which is said to be modeled after the human auditory system.

Like the brain, Starkey Sound is designed to automatically suppress background noise and increase speech audibility and intelligibility with machine learning technology. The combination of these features “creates an effortless hearing experience for users”. Evolv AI’s always on and always automatic approach “delivers realistic and genuine sound quality in every environment, without the need to do anything extra”.  

Congratulations to the Starkey team for this impressive, international recognition,” said Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. “Evolv AI is not only aesthetically appealing with outstanding product design, but it is also a multifunctional health and communication device. I am so proud to be part of a team that is continually recognized for cutting-edge products that truly help people live better lives.” 


About Starkey  

Starkey 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 and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at  


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