Starkey Sound Bites
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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How Hiring for Culture Helps Organizations Thrive

How Hiring for Culture Helps Organizations Thrive

July 6, 2022

Jessica Perez, Starkey’s Chief People Officer and Executive VP of Culture, sits down with Dave to explain how COVID blurred the lines between business and personal, why hiring for culture is so important, being your authentic self, flexible work policies, and creating an environment that cultivates success.

 

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It’s Time for the Hearing Industry to Get Over Its Telehealth Hang Ups

It’s Time for the Hearing Industry to Get Over Its Telehealth Hang Ups

June 15, 2022

Audibel’s Global Director of TeleHear and Clinical Training, Kristy Lowery, Ph.D., joins Dave to discuss the evolution of telehealth in the hearing industry, explain how the pandemic made it mainstream, share real world telehealth success stories, and make the case for why every hearing professional should implement it.

 

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A Conversation with One of Africa’s Best Known Better Hearing Advocates

A Conversation with One of Africa’s Best Known Better Hearing Advocates

June 1, 2022

While in town from his home in Zambia, Dr. Alfred Mwamba stops by the studio to share with Dave how he got into audiology via tennis, the idiosyncrasies of hearing loss and hearing health in Africa, advocating for better hearing, and making the choice to serve and change lives.

 

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The Top 10 Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid FAQs, Answered

The Top 10 Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid FAQs, Answered

May 18, 2022

What’s new in hearing aids? Which one is right for me? Can they relieve my tinnitus? And aren’t they all the same? Host Dave Fabry, Ph.D, Archelle Georgiou, MD, and Jamie Myers, Au.D. answer these questions and more in this special Better Hearing Month podcast.

 

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