Bill Austin: Celebrating 60 Years of Caring

by Brandon Sawalich In life and business, we have a desire for coaches, counselors and mentors. Since 1992, I have been fortunate enough to have a front row seat to my mentor, Starkey Owner and Chairman Bill Austin. Having this steady mentor throughout my life and career has not only shaped who I am as…

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Reflecting on 60 Years in the Hearing Industry: Interview with Bill Austin, Founder and Owner of Starkey

This week, Starkey Founder Bill Austin celebrates his 60th anniversary in the hearing industry. After acquiring Starkey Labs in 1967, a small earmold company that specialized in industrial-grade hearing protection, he ultimately transformed the organization into one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers globally. Today, Starkey is the largest American-owned hearing aid company in the…

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Filling the Gap in Audiology Clinical Education: Interview with Robert Koch of AHead Simulations

Editor’s Note: Providing adequate clinical education in audiology has always been a challenge for most university programs, but this has become especially true over the past year in the midst of a global health pandemic. This week, HHTM President and CEO, Kevin Liebe, interviews Robert Koch, President and founder of AHead Simulations, on how his…

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Our Legacy

I hope that everyone who reads this feels as I do, that what they do is important.  But if you are on the fence, just read the press release below (and if you want to really dig into it, read the full article).   To my mind, our sense of hearing is the most important because…

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