Starkey Laboratories Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn, has announced the winners of the Starkey University Trivia Challenge played at AudiologyNOW! in San Diego. First place winner was Gallaudet University, which will receive a $5,000 donation to its student scholarship program; second place went to Purdue University, which will receive a $2,500 donation; and third place went to Arizona School of Health Sciences, which will receive a $1,000 donation. The game was played thousands of times by students nationwide.
The company created a student lounge as part of its convention booth, where the interactive Challenge could be played. Students, faculty, and alumni were asked to answer 10 questions on auditory science, audiology history, and Starkey’s newest technologies, S Series iQ, OtoLens, and Starkey Pediatrics. Approximately 60 university programs competed, and the schools with the highest average correct scores were awarded donations to enhance their graduate audiology education programs.
The Trivia Challenge is part of Starkey’s continued commitment to audiology students. These efforts include an additional $60,000 in annual scholarships awarded to audiology doctoral students, a speaker’s bureau for university programs, student hearing aid modification and fitting classes, and courses in practice management.