CES Innovation 2021 recognition adds to awards booty for Starkey’s Livio Edge AI hearing aid




Starkey will see no possible hearing damage resulting from the clamour of gongs falling its way for the Livio Edge AI hearing aid platform, for which the latest accolade has come in the form of a Consumer Technology Association (CES) Innovations Award honoree in the accessibility category.

This annual competition honours outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products and is judged by a formidable array of some 90 experts from industry and media. The show usually kicks off each year’s focus on tech as start-ups parade and old hands launch their new inventions and products. It’s a ritzy Hollywoodesque affair, and this year’s show was no exception, although the format for the January event was inescapaply—under Covid restrictions—all digital. A physical and virtual format has been announced for CES 2022, taking place in Las Vegas from Jan 5-8.

The haul of international awards for Starkey Livio Edge AI grew again in January with the announcement of both a Good Design Award in the Personal Technology and Care Products category, and a 2021 BIG Innovation Award, the latter presented by the Business Intelligence Group.

Begun in 1950 as an exhibition programme, the Good Design Awards have been run since 1996 by the Chicago Athenaeum museum of architecture and design. They score high in kudos and international recognition, with leading design professionals and industry specialists on the jury.

On the CES honoree award, Starkey’s Chief Technology Officer, Achin Bhowmik, had this to say: “This recognition is a testament to the incredible talent at Starkey and our relentless drive to lead the hearing industry by breaking down technological barriers. We have developed industry-leading artificial intelligence technology and transformed hearing aids into smart devices that automatically understand and adapt to challenging listening situations.”

Source: Starkey