Starkey Sound Bites
Starkey Cares Gives Back by Paying It Forward

Starkey Cares Gives Back by Paying It Forward

November 22, 2022

Jake Spano, Starkey’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, and Michael Scholl, EVP of Corporate Relations, kick off the holiday season by talking to Dave about Starkey Cares, its Neighbors in Need program, how hearing professionals can participate, and why something as small as the sound of jingling coins can make such a huge impact on a person’s life.

 

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Raising Awareness of Hearing Health with the HLAA’s Barbara Kelley

Raising Awareness of Hearing Health with the HLAA’s Barbara Kelley

November 7, 2022

Dave talks to Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), about the organization’s mission of opening the world of communication to people with hearing loss, how they’re raising awareness of hearing aids, hearing aid adoption rates, and emerging technologies that are making the future of better hearing bright.

 

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How to Turn Hearing Protection into a Pillar of Your Practice

How to Turn Hearing Protection into a Pillar of Your Practice

October 27, 2022

For this National Protect Your Hearing Month, Dave talks to Luke Maresh, product manager for SoundGear, about loud jobs, the difference between passive and active hearing protection, why custom-fit products beat foamies every time, and the many ways adding SoundGear to your product portfolio is smart business both short term and long.

 

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Why Hearing Protection Should be a Part of Every Hearing Aid Practice

Why Hearing Protection Should be a Part of Every Hearing Aid Practice

October 13, 2022

Dr. Grace Sturdivant, of OtoPro Technologies, joins Dave during National Protect Your Hearing Month to share how she got into the hearing conservation business, why more hearing care professionals should embrace and sell hearing protection products in their practices, and how focusing on the needs of patients always leads to good things.

 

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How Evolv AI’s Newest Release Takes Better Hearing to the Next Level

How Evolv AI’s Newest Release Takes Better Hearing to the Next Level

September 22, 2022

Dr. Sara Burdak, Starkey’s Chief Audiology Officer and EVP of Product Strategy, returns to the podcast for Healthy Aging Month to explain why treating hearing loss is key to helping us successfully age at home. She and Dave also discuss the latest release of our popular Evolv AI hearing aids — including updates to sound quality, Edge Mode and TeleHear — that take their performance to the next level, as well as why our Fall Detection and Alert feature deserves all the positive attention it’s been getting.

 

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How Amazon and Starkey Teamed Up to Expand the Value of Hearing Aids

How Amazon and Starkey Teamed Up to Expand the Value of Hearing Aids

September 13, 2022

Peter Korn, Director of Accessibility for Amazon’s Devices organization, and Achin Bhowmik, Starkey’s Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Engineering, talk to Dave about the rapid pace of innovation specifically designed to help people with hearing loss. This includes their collaboration on Amazon’s Fire TV Cube, which enables it to stream exclusively to compatible Starkey hearing aids for private listening from favorite streaming services, apps, games, and even Alexa.

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Let’s Talk OTC

Let’s Talk OTC

September 7, 2022

In this special episode of Starkey Sound Bites, Brandon Sawalich, Starkey President and CEO, joins Dave to give his reaction to the FDA’s long-awaited over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid regulation, and explain why the hearing care professional will always be integral to better hearing.

 

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Mike Maddock Offers His Expert Advice During These Disruptive Times

Mike Maddock Offers His Expert Advice During These Disruptive Times

August 24, 2022

Dave invites best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Mike Maddock to the podcast to discuss what makes disruptive innovators tick, why it’s so difficult to change behavior, prediction markets, flourish forums, and why the most successful businesses have both ring leaders and idea monkeys.

 

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Tyson Gillies Doesn’t Let Hearing Loss Hold Back His Dreams

Tyson Gillies Doesn’t Let Hearing Loss Hold Back His Dreams

August 3, 2022

Professional athlete and longtime hearing aid wearer, Tyson Gillies, tells Dave what it’s like being an elite athlete with hearing loss, how he had to work extra hard to overcome other’s perception of his loss, the toll it takes on your mental health, and how — with help from his hearing professional and modern hearing technology — he’s been able to maintain his competitive edge.

 

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Richard Pimentel Has Been on a Mission to Change How We Perceive Disability

Richard Pimentel Has Been on a Mission to Change How We Perceive Disability

July 20, 2022

Disability rights advocate, public speaker and Vietnam veteran, Richard Pimentel, takes Dave through his hearing loss story, why he refused to change his dreams to fit his situation, how he became a key player during the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the difference between backpacks and baggage.

 

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