Starkey’s Evolv AI Wins 2022 BIG Innovation Award

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (January 11, 2022) – Starkey is kicking off 2022 with a new accolade for its groundbreaking technology. The company’s newest and most advanced family of hearing aids, Evolv AI, has won a 2022 BIG Innovation Award, presented by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The annual business awards program recognizes organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways. Nominations were judged by a select group of global business leaders and executives.

“In 2018, we reinvented the hearing aid with Livio AI, but our newest line has made the smartest hearing aids even smarter,” said Chief Innovation Officer Dave Fabry, Ph.D. “Evolv AI leads the way in sound quality, but its ease of use is truly game changing. As a dedicated partner to hearing providers, we are proud to continue to earn recognition for excellence and provide our hearing health care professionals with outstanding benefits for those with hearing loss.”

Starkey’s new full line of hearing aids, Evolv AI, set the stage for an entirely new hearing ecosystem that not only emphasizes hearing’s impact on overall health and wellness, but creates an effortless user experience. The hearing aids are built on Starkey Sound™, a ground-breaking technology created by years of refining Starkey’s research and science-based algorithms to power high-fidelity audio, which is modeled after the human auditory system. Like the brain, Starkey Sound is designed to automatically suppress background noise and increase speech audibility and intelligibility with machine learning technology. The combination of these features creates an effortless hearing experience for users. Evolv AI’s always on and always automatic approach delivers realistic and genuine sound quality in every environment, without the need to do anything extra.

“By focusing on innovation and technology, we’ve paved the way for cutting-edge products that truly help people live better lives,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “We are grateful for recognition like this award, which helps us continue to raise awareness about hearing health care and tear down the stigma associated with hearing loss. I’d like to thank the entire Starkey team for their relentless pursuit of excellence and offer my congratulations on this well-deserved honor.”

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About Starkey
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 28 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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