2024 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards – Call for Submissions

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June 23, 2024

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) is announcing a call for submissions for the fifth annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™.

Through the annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. 

This year’s awards will be conferred in eight categories:  

  1. Hearing Aids
  2. Personal Listening Devices
  3. Assistive Technology and Software
  4. Service Delivery
  5. Equipment
  6. Auditory Implants
  7. Hearing Conservation
  8. Therapeutics

Voting and Awards

Following closure of the submission period, nominees will be put up for a public vote in August. Voting will be open for a 2-week period and submissions receiving the most votes within each subcategory will be declared winners.   

The overall “Innovator of the Year” winner will be determined by an international panel of highly qualified judges, which will decide from among the winners, the submission most deserving of recognition based upon the following criteria:

  • Innovation – Technology that represents novel thinking in addressing habilitation of acquired hearing loss, its treatment and delivery. 
  • Effectiveness – Technological advances that best address limitations of previous generations of technology
  • Efficiency – Advances that best close the distance between hearing care and the end-user
  • Utility – Innovation that promotes greater ease of use by the end-user and/or practitioner

Winners will be announced in September. Category winners will be recognized and the “Innovator of the Year” award winner will be announced during the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), AuDacity 2024 conference. The event will take place in Grapevine, Texas, from September 5-8 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

“ADA is excited to unveil the Hearing Technology Innovator of the Year at the 2024 AuDacity Conference. HHTM’s Hearing Technology Innovator Awards consistently recognize companies at the forefront of hearing care—and there is no better place for that than AuDacity!”

–Stephanie Czuhajewski, Executive Director of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology

Continuing to Make an Impact

Since launching the awards program in 2020, HHTM has successfully raised thousands of dollars for hearing-related non-profits, including the Hearing Loss Association of America and the Hearing Health Foundation.

Now in its fifth year, the company aims to raise even more funds for organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with hearing loss.


Companies interested in submitting their products for the awards program can submit their products here. The deadline for product submissions is July 22, 2024.  

Last year’s winners, shown below:

About the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards

The Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™ is an international awards program designed to recognize and celebrate innovation within the hearing industry. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $25,000 for hearing charities.  

About HHTM

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) provides timely information and lively insights to anyone who cares about hearing loss. Readers and contributors are drawn from many sectors of the hearing field, including practitioners, researchers, manufacturers, educators, and, importantly, consumers with hearing loss and those who love them. By involving all these groups, we hope to bridge the gaps in knowledge that so often divide them. To learn more, visit HearingHealthMatters.org.

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