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056 – Ron Jaworski – Making the Internet More Audible

Hello and welcome back to Future Ear and the launch of Season Two of the Future Ear Radio podcast! When I started Future Ear in 2017, my goal was to, "connect the trends converging around the ear." Since then, I've been fortunate to meet many of the top experts working in many of the industries… Continue reading 056 – Ron Jaworski – Making the Internet More Audible

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054 – “What are you looking forward to in 2021?” Part 1 (Hearables + Voice)

As we wind down the year, I rounded up a smattering of guests from the show this year for two end-of-the-year episodes. For these two episodes, I asked each guest, "what are you most looking forward to in 2021 as it relates to your industry, expertise and passion?" This episode features seven guests related to… Continue reading 054 – “What are you looking forward to in 2021?” Part 1 (Hearables + Voice)

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050 – Bret Kinsella – The State of Voice Tech & What Comes Next

Today marks the 50th episode of the podcast, so I want to lead off by saying THANK YOU to all the folks who have tuned in along the way and supported the podcast and blog in one way or another. All the feedback and support I receive serves as motivation to keep chugging along. I… Continue reading 050 – Bret Kinsella – The State of Voice Tech & What Comes Next

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049 – Nick Hunn & Carl Thomas – The Past, Present and Future of Hearables

This week's episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Nick Hunn, CTO at WiFore and Chairman of Bluetooth's SIG Hearing Aid Working Group, and Carl Thomas, Founder of Audiowings. Our conversation today explores the first five years of hearables, the present state of the product category and its various subsets, and what the next five… Continue reading 049 – Nick Hunn & Carl Thomas – The Past, Present and Future of Hearables

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046 – Irina Fine & Ian Freed – Bamboo Learning: Building an EdTech Business on Voice Assistant Platforms

The next episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features two of the co-founders of Bamboo Learning, Irina Fine and Ian Freed. Bamboo Learning is comprised of a set of custom voice skills and actions (apps) built for Alexa and Google Assistant that are designed to educate children on a variety of subjects. I've had… Continue reading 046 – Irina Fine & Ian Freed – Bamboo Learning: Building an EdTech Business on Voice Assistant Platforms

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039 – Mark Tucker – Top 5 Takeaways from Alexa Live 2020

This week's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Mark Tucker, Alexa Champion and Senior Architect, Voice Technology at Soar.com. Last week, Amazon held its virtual event, Alexa Live, to share a variety of new updates coming to the Alexa platform with developers, business leaders and device makers. I was rather busy on the… Continue reading 039 – Mark Tucker – Top 5 Takeaways from Alexa Live 2020

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038 – Bruce Rasa – AgVoice: Voice Tech on the Farm

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Bruce Rasa, CEO & Co-Founder of AgVoice. Bruce's background of growing up on farm in Missouri, mixed with his passion for computers, culminated in the founding of AgVoice, where he's aiming to fuse the world of agriculture with cutting-edge technology. As you'll hear throughout our discussion,… Continue reading 038 – Bruce Rasa – AgVoice: Voice Tech on the Farm

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037 – Carl Thomas & Andy Bellavia – “Hearables Aren’t the Thing… They’re What Give You Access to THE Thing”

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features hearables experts and returning guests, Andy Bellavia (episodes 3, 4, 28, 32, 35) and Carl Thomas (episode 16). Our discussion today builds on top of the conversation that Carl and I had in episode 16, Hearables as a Platform. During episode 16, Carl and I explored… Continue reading 037 – Carl Thomas & Andy Bellavia – “Hearables Aren’t the Thing… They’re What Give You Access to THE Thing”

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031 – Kyle Acker – The Appreciating Value of Today’s Hearing Aids

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Kyle Acker, Executive Vice President at RiseENT. Prior to helping launch RiseENT (a division of AudConnex), Kyle worked at American hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey Hearing Technologies, for more than 10 years. He's spent time as a clinician, a sales trainer, a sales director, and knows the… Continue reading 031 – Kyle Acker – The Appreciating Value of Today’s Hearing Aids

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030 – Jeff Adams – Building Alexa and What Comes Next

Today's episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Jeff Adams, founder and CEO of Cobalt Speech & Language. Jeff's been a speech technologist for 25+ years, spending time at Nuance, Yap, and Amazon. At Amazon, Jeff founded the Alexa Speech Group and led the team of speech and language scientists that built the automatic speech… Continue reading 030 – Jeff Adams – Building Alexa and What Comes Next