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2023 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards - Winners Announced!


The 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 today announced the winners of its fourth annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™. Through the annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. 

This year's competition reached new heights, attracting submissions from a diverse array of pioneering companies worldwide, including both emerging startups and established industry giants.

"This year's Awards have highlighted an impressive spectrum of innovation, creativity, and inspiration," remarked Dr. Robert Traynor, a member of the 2023 Awards Judge's Panel. "Innovations like these are instrumental in advancing progress across the industry."

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Category Winners

Hearing Aids

  • Receiver in Canal:  Oticon Real
  • Behind The Ear: Phonak Sky Lumity
  • Non-Traditional: LINNER Deluxe
  • Custom: Starkey Genesis AI
  • Design: Phonak Slim Lumity
  • OTC: In the ear - Lucid Hearing Tala

Personal Listening Device

  • Wearable listening device: Neosensory Clarify
  • Remote Microphone Technology: Widex Sound Assist
  • In Ear Monitors: 3DME Gen2 System
  • Hearables/wireless earbuds: Sennheiser ConC400

Assistive Technology & Software

  • Mobile Apps for Hearing Devices: myPhonak Jr. app
  • Personal Amplification: Mobile Apps: ListenWIFI
  • Captioning Technology: Mobile Apps: NALscribe
  • Personal Amplification: Software: Orsana by AudioTelligence
  • Captioning Technology: Device: XRAI glass


  • Hearing & Balance: Auditdata Measure – Primus Pro
  • Verification and Validation: Redux Pro & Redux Pro Link

 Service Delivery

  • Tinnitus Management: Mobile App: Widex Zen App
  • Tinnitus Management: Device: Widex SoundRelax for Moment Sheer
  • Hearing & Auditory Rehab: Sound Storm
  • Clinical Products: OtoSet® 2.0 Ear Cleaning System
  • Clinical Products: Software: Amplifi EarScript
  • Practice Management: Suno Software
  • Telehealth: TunedCare
  • Remote Care: Audicus Premier

Auditory Implants

  • Bone Conduction Implants: Cochlear™ Osia® System w/OSI300 Implant

Hearing Conservation

  • Acoustic: Sennheiser SoundProtex Plus
  • Electronic: Talk Through Your Ears® for TeamTalk™
  • Software: ULTRACOMM Aware


  • Hearing Loss Treatment: AC102 by AudioCure
  • Drug Delivery Platform: Spiral Therapeutics

Innovator of the Year: ASI Audio by Sensaphonics

This year’s Innovator of the Year title has been awarded to ASI Audio by Sensaphonics for the company’s 3DME In-Ear-Monitor (IEM) system.

The company received the most votes by an independent judge’s panel, based on 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

“The 3DME Gen2 is an in-ear monitoring system that allows musicians to both protect their hearing and also enhance it through wide band, built in, external microphones that are controlled by a smartphone app,” said CEO and President of ASI and Sensaphonics, Dr. Michael Santucci. “ASI Audio by Sensaphonics is a company dedicated to the prevention of hearing disorders in the music industry. We are honored to be chosen as Innovator of the Year”

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. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $25,000 for hearing charities. For more information, please visit the awards website.

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