Starkey Wins Gold Stevie Award

Evolv AI Continues to Receive Prestigious National and International Award Recognition

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (May 23, 2022) – Starkey’s newest and most advanced line of hearing aids, Evolv AI, has been named a Gold Stevie® Award winner in the Health & Pharmaceuticals Product category of the 20th Annual American Business Awards®. As the nation’s premier business awards program receiving more than 3,700 nominations this year, the Stevie Awards recognize excellence in the workplace. Starkey’s Gold Stevie Award marks the fifth product innovation and design award won by Evolv AI in 2022 alone.

“Starkey continues to be recognized for our dedication to innovation and cutting-edge products that connect people and help them live better lives,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “This most recent honor showcases our ability to develop high-quality, innovative hearing aids, along with our commitment to continuous improvement. We are truly serving our customers, and their patients, better than anyone else.”

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.

“I would like to thank the entire Starkey team for its relentless pursuit of excellence,” said Starkey Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Dave Fabry. “At Starkey, we understand how important it is to have a hearing aid with the best design, quality, and performance, so those with hearing loss are able to stay connected to their life and loved ones. 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 the outstanding benefits their patients deserve.”

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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 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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