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Giscard Bechara

Starkey hearing aid listed in TIME’s top inventions

DUBAI, December 15, 2019

Starkey Hearing Technologies said that Livio AI, the world’s first multi-purpose hearing aid, has earned a place on TIME’s 2019 list of best inventions in the accessibility category.

TIME uses a rigorous, multi-step process to assemble the annual list. Contenders from around the world are evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result: 100 ground-breaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.  

Livio AI, the world’s first Healthable hearing aid, has revolutionized what hearing health means. It features integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, providing superior sound quality and the ability to track both body and brain health.

By providing direct monitoring of physical and cognitive activity, including fall alerts and transcription features, Livio AI raises awareness about the deep connection between treating hearing loss and reducing health risks, like cognitive decline and heart disease.

“I’d like to thank TIME for this incredible recognition. We are humbled and proud to be on this list and in the company of other innovative companies that are truly making the world a better place,” said Starkey president Brandon Sawalich.

“I’m grateful to the entire Starkey team for its relentless dedication to helping people hear better, so they can live better. Thank you for continuing to push us to break technological boundaries and transform hearing health as we know it.”

“We are delighted to serve the community in the UAE with our AI embedded hearing aids that has been globally acclaimed by none other than TIME. Our R&D team has paid special attention to these devices to further enhance the lives of people with hearing loss,” said Giscard Bechara, director of Starkey MEA FZCO.

“With advanced environmental detection that helps improve sound quality, fall detection alerts, body activity tracking, geotagging and remote programming and several others, the Livio Ai transformed what hearing aids are today. Starkey is the only company in the world with this technology and our goal is to service our patients in the MEA region with our best hearing care and technology solution.”

Hearing health is essential to overall health and wellness and it is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. Also as per the World Health Organisation, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss and 34 million of these are children. – TradeArabia News Service


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