Starkey Welcomes Hearing Industry Veteran to UK and Ireland Market

Tim Clark named Managing Director, UK and Ireland

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, November 30, 2020 – Starkey is pleased to announce that Tim Clark will assume the role of Managing Director UK and Ireland, effective January 2021. For nearly 20 years, Clark has held various roles within the health care space, most recently in the hearing industry. His wealth of experience includes rapidly growing successful businesses through both strategy formulation and implementation.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a progressive company that is widely regarded as a pioneer in our industry, pushing the boundaries of hearing technology,” said Tim Clark. “Starkey has a long tradition of excellence, especially when it comes to meeting customer and patient needs at every point along their hearing journey. This year, with the introduction of Edge Mode for masks and Mask Mode amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, has been no exception. I look forward to continuing those efforts in 2021 and beyond, ensuring that the customer is always at the heart of everything we do.”

Starkey’s Edge Mode technology, available only in Livio Edge AI devices, has proven to be highly effective in resolving speech intelligibility challenges created by face masks. With a simple double tap, Edge Mode accounts for the impact of mask type, social distance and background noise to the acoustic signal and delivers greatly enhanced speech audibility and clarity. Additionally, Starkey’s Thrive Hearing Control app now includes Mask Mode, a new custom memory that boosts the frequency response in certain channels to help patients better hear people who are wearing face masks.

“Throughout his successful career in hearing health care, Tim Clark has demonstrated remarkable abilities that make him well suited to fulfill Starkey’s mission of serving our customers better than anyone else,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “I am confident our partners and friends in the UK and Ireland will quickly see the great value he will bring to your markets. Please join me in welcoming him to the Starkey team.”

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About Starkey
Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 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 is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 26+ facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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