Starkey Named Top Technology Team by OnCon Icon Awards

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (December, 2023) – Starkey has been recognized as a Top 50 Technology Team by the 2023 OnCon Icon Awards. This prestigious recognition, given to the most elite and innovative technology teams in the world, has been awarded to Starkey for the groundbreaking technological advancements within its newest product, Genesis AI.

“I want to congratulate the team for pushing the edge of what was possible with Genesis AI,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “Five years ago, we set out to engineer a product from the inside out, and as a result, we’ve created the smartest, most intuitive product, worthy of continued recognition for excellence. Receiving this honor is a tribute to the hard work and innovation of our team as we continue to look towards the future and reinvent the hearing aid.”

Starkey’s technology team leads the company’s efforts to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health and communication devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies. Most recently, Starkey launched Genesis AI, which is leading the hearing industry in redefining the future of hearing health. The all-new Starkey Neuro Processor within Genesis AI features the industry’s most advanced processor technology, which mimics the function of the central auditory system through an on-chip Deep Neural Network accelerator. It is not only the smallest processor ever introduced by Starkey, but also the most powerful with 6X more transistors. It is also loaded with 5X more processor memory in addition to 10X the amount of system memory. Moreover, with a superior power-efficient architecture, Genesis AI offers more than double the battery life compared to previous technology.

“We brought together some of the brightest minds to develop our next-generation hearing technology,” said Starkey Chief Technology Officer Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. “I want to offer my thanks and congratulations to the dedicated Starkey team members who work tirelessly to outdo even themselves, and continually revolutionize hearing healthcare.”

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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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