Starkey Receives International Award for Excellence in Design

Evolv AI Wins GOOD DESIGN® Award

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (January 12, 2023) – Starkey is pleased to announce that its most advanced line of hearing aids, Evolv AI, has won a 2022 GOOD DESIGN® Award. As the world’s oldest and most recognized program for design excellence, this year's awards competition received a record number of submissions from leading manufacturers in over 55 countries. Starkey’s GOOD DESIGN Award marks the eleventh product innovation award, and the fifth design-specific award won by Evolv AI.

“I want to offer my thanks and congratulations to the entire Starkey team for helping us achieve this tremendous recognition,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “Receiving this honor from the design community is a tribute to the amount of research and development we devote to producing high-quality, innovative, custom hearing aids. I look forward to continuing to provide our hearing healthcare professionals with the best products on the market, because in many ways, we’re just getting started.”

Starkey’s full line of hearing aids, Evolv AI, sets 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.

“Starkey’s cutting-edge technology continues to earn recognition for excellence, both inside and outside of the hearing industry,” said Chief Technology Officer Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. “Evolv AI is more than just an attractive product. It embodies a stunning architecture that packs advanced technologies into ergonomic designs, which creates a smaller, more powerful device. Those with hearing loss deserve the best in design, quality, and performance, and that is exactly what we are giving them.”

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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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