EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., has been named a 2022 Notable Leader in Health Care by Twin Cities Business Magazine. This award honors Minnesota leaders who are boldly advancing the health care industry through technology and innovation.
“I want to congratulate Achin on this well-deserved recognition. The vision to reinvent the hearing aid has been part of Starkey’s story from the beginning, and with his leadership, we continue to push the boundaries of technology and innovation to not only help patients hear better, but live better.”
–Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich
Responsible for Starkey’s technology strategy, global research, product development, engineering, and program management organizations, Dr. Bhowmik leads the company’s efforts to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health and communication devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.
Most recently, Starkey announced updates to Evolv AI, the company’s most advanced hearing technology yet. These hearing aids provide patients “with unmatched sound quality designed to deliver realistic and genuine sound in every listening environment.”
Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, the hearing aids are said to make up to 55 million personalized and automatic adjustments every hour, track physical and cognitive activity, and detect if a user has fallen. With smartphone connectivity, the device can even provide in-ear language translation, speech transcription, and virtual assistance.
“I am incredibly proud of everything we have been able to accomplish through innovative technology,” said Dr. Bhowmik. “Starkey is working hard to continue revolutionizing hearing health care – and we aren’t done yet. I look forward to what lies ahead as we continue to redefine the industry for years to come.”
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 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at starkey.com.
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