SOURCE: Soundhawk


June 27, 2014 17:04 ET

Soundhawk Founder Dr. Rodney Perkins Recognized as the Consumer Electronics Association's "Innovator of the Week"

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2014) - Soundhawk today announced that the company's founder, noted serial entrepreneur Dr. Rodney Perkins, has been recognized as the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) "Innovator of the Week".

Dr. Perkins is a leading expert in hearing health, having founded the California Ear Institute at Stanford in 1968 and taught ontology at Stanford's School of Medicine for decades. While Dr. Perkins started his career as an ear surgeon, he quickly became one of the world's most successful life sciences entrepreneurs. He has started 12 companies, four of which are in the hearing sciences and three of which are now publicly traded. These include ReSound, one of the world's largest hearing aid manufacturers, and Collagen Corporation.

Dr. Perkins's dedication to improving the quality of life for millions of people led to the inspiration, development and formation of Soundhawk and the company's Smart Listening System, which helps anyone communicate better and hear the world the way they want to. The company recently opened preorders on its website and announced the full capabilities of the Smart Listening System here.

As a physician, Dr. Perkins realized there were limits to the number of patients he could help. As a result, he began to apply his knowledge and creativity to building products and companies that could have a much broader impact. The CEA recognition highlights this story of dedication, leadership and innovation -- a remarkable one that spans decades. Now at 78 years old, Dr. Perkins continues to keep busy developing life-changing devices, working with multiple life sciences companies and continuing to lecture at Stanford.

Read Dr. Perkins's inspiring story and learn more about his overall impact on the lives of millions in CEA's Innovator of the Week feature here.

About Soundhawk
Soundhawk is on a mission to transform the listening experience simply and affordably so everyone can hear the world the way they want to. Founded by one of the world's leading hearing experts, Dr. Rodney Perkins (California Ear Institute, ReSound, EarLens), and built by former executives and engineers from Apple, HP, Amazon and Palm, Soundhawk is backed by True Ventures, FIH Mobile Limited and many leading entrepreneurs. To learn more and keep in touch, please visit or follow us @Soundhawk on Twitter and

About the Consumer Electronics Association's Innovation Movement
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) launched The Innovation Movement to bring together an engaged community not just of industry professionals and entrepreneurs but of all citizens who believe innovation is critical to American global leadership and economic growth. This grassroots campaign mobilizes Americans in support of public policies -- such as international trade, skilled immigration, deficit reduction and broadband deployment -- that encourage and advance American business and shore up our economy for future generations.

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