Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), an online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, announced the winners of its second annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards. Through the annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. 

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This year’s program received dozens of entries from companies across the globe and saw over 22,000 votes cast during the public voting period, according to HHTM’s announcement.

“We were thrilled to see so much support for this year’s awards program,” said Kevin Liebe, AuD, HHTM President and CEO. “As a result, we not only had the opportunity to showcase some amazing innovations, but we were also able to successfully raise over $8,000 to support the work of the Hearing Health Foundation and the Hearing Loss Association of America

Category Winners

Hearing Aids

Personal Listening Device          

Assistive Technology & Software        


Service Delivery    

Auditory Implants

Auditory Implants

Prevention & Therapeutics       

Innovator of the Year: Noopl

This year’s “Innovator of the Year” title has been awarded to California-based hearing health startup, Noopl. The company received the most votes by an independent judge’s panel, based on the following criteria, according to HHTM:

  • Innovation – Technology that represents novel thinking in addressing habilitation of acquired hearing loss, its treatment, and delivery.
  • Effectiveness – Technological advances that best address limitations of previous generations of technology.
  • Efficiency – Advances that best close the distance between hearing care and the end user.
  • Utility – Innovation that promotes greater ease of use by the end user and/or practitioner.

“The team at Noopl is thrilled and humbled to win the Innovator of the Year award,” said Tim Trine, PhD, Noopl President and CEO. “It is amazing to receive validation from experts in the field of hearing.”

Source: HHTM

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