Starkey Laboratories Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn, has named the winners of the Starkey University Trivia Challenge played at AudiologyNOW! in Dallas:
-Gallaudet University in Washington, DC will receive a $5,000 donation to their student scholarship program
-Second place goes to Louisiana State University, which will receive a donation of $2,500
-In third place is Missouri State University, which will receive a $1,000 donation to their audiology doctoral scholarship fund.
The game was played more than 4,000 times by students across the country.
As part of its AudiologyNOW! booth, the company created a lounge dedicated to students, where they could play the interactive Trivia Challenge. Students, faculty, and alumni answered 10 questions on auditory science, audiology history, and the company’s newest technology, S Series with Drive Architecture. Some 65 university programs competed, and the schools with the highest average correct scores were awarded donations to enhance their graduate audiology education programs.
The challenge is part of the company’s commitment to audiology students. These efforts include an additional $60,000 in annual scholarships awarded to audiology doctoral students, a speakers bureau for university programs, student hearing aid modification and fitting classes, and courses in practice management.