Start here to cast your votes for the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™. Voting will be open for a 2-week period, starting September 2nd and ending on September 16th. Submissions receiving the most votes in each category will be declared winners.
Each person is allowed 1 vote per category, per day. So, be sure to visit each day and cast your vote for the most deserving innovations in the hearing industry!
Category award winners and the overall “Innovation of the Year” award winner will be announced during the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) virtual conference, AuDacity 2020, which will take place on October 16-17, 2020.
Proceeds generated by this year’s awards program will be donated to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).
No technology has greater potential to improve the lives of people with hearing loss than hearing aids. Hearing aid technology has progressed at dizzying speed since the introduction of ear-level digital hearing instruments in 1996. Please cast your vote for the most innovative hearing aid technology in this year’s contest.
The Equipment category recognizes clinical technologies that elevate the level of care for people with hearing loss. This could include new or improved screening and diagnostic devices, verification, validation and (re)habilitation technologies. Cast your vote for the most deserving equipment innovation for this year’s contest.
The Assistive Technologies and Software category recognizes products and services designed to enhance accessibility for people with hearing loss. This category encompasses a wide range of technologies–from smartphone apps, to captioning software and much more. Cast your vote for the most deserving innovation in this year’s contest.
The Assistive Technologies and Software category has been expanded, to include ‘Telehealth’ as its own separate category. This category recognizes innovations surrounding telecare delivery that enhances the experience for the professional and/or the consumer. Please vote for the most deserving innovation for this year’s awards.
Personal listening devices encompass a broad range of non-prescriptive technologies designed to amplify sounds for people with hearing loss. These include personal amplifiers, over-the counter (OTC) or direct-to-consumer (DTC) hearing devices, hearables and other wearable listening systems. Please cast your vote for the most deserving innovation in this year’s awards.
The potential of implantable devices for habilitation of hearing loss is immense. This category recognizes the most significant advancements in auditory implant technology, including percutaneous and transcutaneous bone conduction aids, and cochlear implants. Please cast your vote for the most deserving innovation in this year’s contest.