Starkey Donates 80,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – As part of its ongoing efforts to support hearing and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this week, Starkey donated more than 80,000 masks to Hennepin County in Minnesota. The donation is in response to the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals across the country.  “We are grateful to the healthcare…

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Starkey Celebrates Award-Winning HR and Wellness Initiatives

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey was recently recognized with two awards related to its commitment to providing superior employee offerings.  Starkey has been recognized by Ultimate Software with an Innovation Award. Given every year at the company’s Connections conference, the Innovation Awards recognize organizations that are on the leading edge of human capital management. Starkey…

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Starkey Wins BOLD Award

On Tuesday, Starkey was proud to win a BOLD Award, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) at its eighth annual gala. Starkey was recognized in the “Large & Established” category. The BOLD Awards honor the innovative and inspirational organizations that make Minnesota great. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind extraordinary strategies that led to remarkable performance and accelerated growth.  …

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Starkey Launches Livio Edge AI Hearing Aids; Announce Additional Feature and App Updates

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Building on the success of the “world’s first Healthable” hearing aid, Livio AI, Starkey has announced the release of Livio Edge AI. The new Livio Edge AI, which was recently unveiled at the Starkey Innovation Expo, is said to combine “industry-leading sound quality and sound processing for challenging listening environments”. With a…

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Starkey Germany Celebrates German Design Award Recognition for Livio AI

For nearly a decade, the German Design Award has celebrated pioneering contributions to the domestic and international design landscape in categories ranging from office furniture to medical equipment. The German Design Council recognized Liv​io AI​ late last year in the Universal Design Category, and the award was recently accepted by the Starkey Germany team on February 7, 2020.…

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Starkey Appoints Dr. Archelle Georgiou as the Industry’s First and Only Chief Health Officer

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – As part of its growing commitment to improving overall health and wellness through better hearing and expanding the company’s global footprint, Starkey has created two new strategic leadership roles. Effective today, Dr. Archelle Georgiou has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Health Officer. Starting February 10, industry veteran Heinz Ruch will take…

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Starkey Unveils Livo Edge AI; First Custom Lithium Ion Rechargeable Hearing Aid

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Today, Starkey Hearing Technologies unveiled the Livio Edge AI hearing aid at the Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo. The newly announced device comes with a number of unique features, including some firsts for the hearing industry.   Livio Edge AI Features:    Thrive Care App: More than 34 million Americans are caregivers.…

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Starkey President, Brandon Sawalich, Named to Executive Advisory Council for Bush Center

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA — Starkey Hearing Technologies president, Brandon Sawalich, has been named to the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Executive Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of seasoned leaders in business, public service and non-profit work who lend their expertise to advise and support the Bush Center’s strategic direction. Their work helps the Bush…

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Former Starkey President Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison; Former CFO gets 24 Months

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Former Starkey President, Jerry Ruzicka, was sentenced to 7 years in prison on December 19, 2018, for the embezzlement of nearly $20 million from Starkey Hearing Technologies. The sentence was much less than the 15 to 20 years prosecutors had asked for, and also includes a year of probation, fines and restitution.…

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HHTM Hearing News Round-up: Notable Stories This Week

Before you start your Christmas shopping or light those Hanukah candles, grab your favorite festive beverage, perhaps eggnog, and catch up on some assorted industry news.   Starkey Campaign and Lobbying Contributions Exceed Medical Device Giants   In what is described as a political battle against Bose, Medtech Dive reports on a $687,000 lobbying campaign…

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