Starkey’s Achin Bhowmik Named AAIA Fellow

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (June 9, 2022) – Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Starkey, was recently named a fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), an international academic organization focused on building a broad artificial intelligence (AI) industry. The AAIA gathers top scientists within different disciplines and seeks to connect them with entrepreneurs to help advance the development and deployment of AI technologies.

“I am incredibly honored to join the AAIA group of fellows, helping to advance the use of AI technology,” said Dr. Bhowmik. “AI is transforming the way people are living their lives. It’s opening doors that were previously only in the realm of imagination. At Starkey we are using AI to revolutionize hearing aid technology for a greater purpose to enhance and augment human sensory perception and communication. I look forward to working with the AAIA to continue this advancement.”

Dr. Bhowmik is responsible for Starkey’s technology strategy, global research, product development and engineering departments, and leads Starkey’s efforts to transform hearing aids into multifunctional, wearable health and communication devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.

He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He serves on the board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley, industry advisory board for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute. Dr. Bhowmik is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), fellow and president of the Society for Information Display, and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

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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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