We were asked this question by a dispenser in reference to Starkey having a 32 bit processor speed. However, processor speed is not measured in bits. Processor speed would be measured in MHz and it’s really not a terribly relevant piece of information. It is also called the clock frequency. But what is interesting is 1) the computational power, which is indicated in million instructions per second (MIPS), as this tells you about the resources you have for processing – our current system can do 16 MIPS; and even more importantly 2) what you do with that processing power. In other words, what are the actual sound processing algorithms and how elegantly are they written (you could have the same algorithm coded in a way that would use more or less processing resources). The latter is in reality the only thing that makes any difference to end-users.
The Stevie® Award winners were recently announced at the 14th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs). If you’re not familiar, the IBAs touts themselves as the