About the Blog. The Akoio team includes writers, researchers, audiologists, and other industry experts who focus on hearing loss and hearing wellness. Akoio members can access even more content, including guides for talking about hearing loss with younger teens and older parents, and a guide for how to find a good audiologist.
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Akoio is honored to be a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE). The certifying body, DisabilityIN.org, returned the honor by making Bill Schiffmiller, CEO of Akoio, a semifinalist in its 2022 DOBE Perfect Pitch Challenge.
Akoio recognized the need for education in this area. Akoio created a new series of hearing guides called “Managing Your Soundscapes”. This series educates and supports people in their ability to actively control their soundscapes. Like our “Talk About Hearing Loss” series, Akoio makes these guides free to the public.
Akoio conducted a survey that examined the public’s general knowledge of OTC hearing aids and its attitude towards them. The results were published in an informative white paper exploring consumer responses to the new FDA rule regarding OTC hearing aids.
This year, 2021, transformed me in ways I didn’t imagine possible. For one, I’m much more aware of how sound plays a significant role in my happiness. My hearing loss used to be a point of contention in my life, but now I see (once again) that my hearing ability has been a blessing beyond measure.
Akoio encourages everyone to make hearing health a priority. Delaying diagnosis and treatment for hearing loss can affect a person both mentally and physically.
Bluetooth has an upgrade in sight! LE Audio allows multi-streaming audio between an array of devices and businesses can set up their own location-based Bluetooth broadcasts similar to a radio station.