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2023 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards Call for Submissions


Through its annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry.

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), an online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has announced a call for submissions for the fourth annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™.

Through the annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. 

This year’s awards will be conferred in eight categories: 

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

Voting and Awards

Following closure of the submission period, nominees will be put up for a public vote in September. Voting will be open for a 2-week period and submissions receiving the most votes within each subcategory will be declared winners.  The overall “Innovator of the Year” winner will be determined by an international panel of highly qualified judges, which will decide from among the winners, the submission most deserving of recognition based upon the following criteria:

  • 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

Winners will be announced in November. 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 2023 conference, which will take place in Bonita Springs, Florida on November 2-5, 2023. 

 Making an Impact

Since first launching the awards program in 2020, HHTM has successfully raised thousands of dollars for hearing-related non-profits, including the Hearing Loss Association of America and the Hearing Health Foundation.

With the awards program now in its 4th year, the company hopes to continue raising even more money for organizations seeking to improve the lives of people with hearing loss.


Companies interested in submitting their products for the awards program can submit their products here. The deadline for product submissions is August 4, 2023.

About the Hearing Technology Innovator Awards

The Hearing Technology Innovator AwardsTM is an international awards program designed to recognize and celebrate innovation within the hearing industry. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $20,000 for hearing charities. Learn more at the HHTM website.


Editor in Chief

Karl Strom is the editor-in-chief of HearingTracker. He was a founding editor of The Hearing Review and has covered the hearing aid industry for over 30 years. 

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