Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), an online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, announced the opening of the public voting period for the second annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards.

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Through the annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. This year, the program received dozens of entries from companies across the globe, according to HHTM’s announcement.

“We’re excited to see so many incredible technologies being showcased in this year’s expanded awards program,” said Kevin Liebe, AuD, HHTM President and CEO.

Categories and Awards

For 2021, the awards will be conferred in the following categories:

  1. Hearing Aids
  2. Personal Listening Devices
  3. Assistive Technology and Software
  4. Service Delivery
  5. Equipment
  6. Auditory Implants
  7. Prevention & Therapeutics

Voting will be open starting September 1, and ending on September 15. Submissions receiving the most votes in each category will be declared winners.

Following the public vote, the overall “Innovation of the Year” winner will be determined from among the winning entries by an independent panel of judges – including both professionals and consumers.

This year’s judges panel includes a number of widely recognized hearing industry experts and thought leaders, including: Marshall Chasin, AuD; Dave Kemp; Geoff Cooling; Steve Claridge; Abram Bailey, AuD; Andy Bellavia; Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD; Amyn Amlani, PhD; Sophie Brice, PhD; and hearing advocate Shari Eberts.  

“It’s exciting to see how interest has grown for the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards and its charitable program,” said Bellavia, director of market development for Knowles Corp. “This is an ideal way to showcase the innovations in hearing care and accessibility happening on so many fronts.”

Cast Your Vote!

Each person is allowed one vote per category, per day. So, be sure to visit each day and cast your vote for the most deserving innovations in the hearing industry!

“We couldn’t be happier to be celebrating the amazing innovations in hearing health for a second year,” said HHTM Chief Marketing Officer, Nick Fitzgerald. “Do you see a technology that you think deserves to win? Be sure to show your support by casting your vote.”

Winners will be announced in October. Category winners will be recognized and the “Innovator of the Year” award winner will be announced during the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), AuDacity 2021, which will take place in Portland, Ore, on October 25-27, 2021. 

Proceeds generated by this year’s awards program will help support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and the Hearing Health Foundation (HHF).

Cast your vote here: https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearing-technology-innovator-awards/vote/.

About the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards

The Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™ is an international awards program designed to recognize and celebrate innovation within the hearing industry.  Learn more at: https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearing-technology-innovator-awards/.

Source: HHTM