Lucid Hearing's OTC Products Honored with Gold and Bronze 2023 Stevie Awards

The recognitions are for Lucid Hearing’s lineup of over-the-counter hearing aid solutions, including Fio, Engage, and Engage Rechargeable.

FORT WORTH, TX – Lucid Hearing, LLC, a market leader and global provider of advanced hearing technology and audio solutions, was named the winner today of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Health & Pharmaceuticals-Product category and a Bronze winner in the Emerging Technology category in The 21st Annual American Business Awards®. In both cases, the recognitions are for Lucid Hearing’s lineup of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Solutions, including Fio, Engage, and Engage Rechargeable.

Lucid Engage Stevie Award

Lucid Engage Rechargeable hearing aid.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 13.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

“I want to congratulate our entire team on these honors,” said CEO Tim Schnell. “We began preparing and doing the necessary work to ensure we were ready with high quality solutions as soon as the FDA gave the green light for the OTC market to open up, and everyone at Lucid Hearing, from research and development to sales to our supply chain team and regulatory—everyone contributed to the successful launch of our OTC product lineup and these recognitions,” Schnell added.

The company's lineup of OTC hearing aids was in full compliance with the FDA's OTC rule on the first day (Oct. 17, 2022) that the category of devices was approved for sale. Schnell noted the company continues to take a data-based approach to new product development, incorporating customer feedback, anonymized audiogram data, and feedback from the over 500 hearing instrument specialists and audiologists it employs in its hearing aid center locations.

Judges’ comments about Lucid Hearing’s OTC lineup included remarks about the company’s effective accessibility approach, noting that “Overall, the company has done an excellent job of creating an accessible and affordable product line that meets the needs of a wide range of customers, and [it] has positioned itself well in the expanding OTC hearing aid market.”

More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“It is very gratifying for us to be able to recognize the achievements of such a wide variety of organizations, teams, and individuals in the 21st ABAs, and we look forward to bringing them together in New York on June 13 to celebrate with them,” said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2023 Stevie winners are available on the ABA website.

About Lucid Hearing

Since its founding in 2009, Lucid Hearing's mission has been to advance hearing healthcare holistically across its family of brands that encompass hearing enhancement, enjoyment, protection, detection and wellness. Lucid Hearing has a strong engineering team that designs and engineers products in the United States. The company has helped more than 300,000 nationwide hear better through its hearing aid solutions, and it has aided millions inclusive of its hearing aids and hearing protection products. Lucid Hearing’s dedicated licensed hearing professionals provide free hearing tests and prescriptions to match a consumer’s specific hearing loss at one of 500+ Lucid Hearing centers. For more information about Lucid Hearing, visit

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.