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So far Brandon Sawalich has created 21 blog entries.

Is Hearing Healthcare Essential?

Helen Keller once famously said, “Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.” Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic I have heard, read, and been asked the question, “Are hearing aids essential?” When posed this question, I suggest taking out the word “aid” and asking it again. “Is hearing essential?” For people [...]

By |2020-04-24T13:11:33+00:00April 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Hosting 3,400 hearing professionals from 64 countries for a four-day expo to talk about everything from revolutionary new technology to the future of hearing healthcare is no small task. We, at Starkey, started planning for the 2020 Starkey Expo as soon as we wrapped up our previous expo in 2018. While each one is yet [...]

By |2020-02-06T15:30:07+00:00February 6th, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

How Innovation is Changing the Hearing Industry

When I started at Starkey nearly 25 years ago, the hearing industry looked very different than it does today. Dozens of hearing manufacturers have dwindled down to just five around the globe, with Starkey being the only one based in the U.S. Starkey looked different too. Bill Austin’s vision has helped grow this company to more [...]

By |2020-02-26T13:52:59+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Leading From the Front

As the President of Starkey, I’m often asked the question, “How do you define leadership?” From time to time, I remind my own executive team to always be willing to lead from the front. What does that mean? Isn’t someone who is leading a division, a group or even a company automatically a leader? The [...]

By |2020-02-26T14:00:56+00:00May 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Helping Our Nation’s Veterans Hear Better

My grandfather, Mick Sawalich, was in the Navy serving on the Liberty Ship USS Crater AK-70 in the South Pacific during World War II. A replica of his ship sits on the shelf in my office. I have always been fascinated by our history, and his ship serves as a reminder of the sacrifice of [...]

By |2020-02-26T14:04:43+00:00November 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments