Starkey Hearing Aids
Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies is committed to their mission, “Alone we can’t do much. Together, we can change the world.” As the sole American hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey Hearing Technologies created the first in-canal hearing aid and first custom, digital and fully programmable hearing aid. Starkey uses evidence-based design and research to update their hearing aids, thoroughly testing them at the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, California. The Starkey Hearing Foundation donates hearing aids to developing countries for every purchase made of a Starkey hearing aid; to date they have gifted over 1 million hearing aids.
Starkey Muse: Made for life
Starkey is making waves with their newest hearing aid technology, Muse. Muse is hot off the racks from its March 1 release, sharing the spotlight with Starkey’s Halo 2, their latest in made for iPhone technology. Starkey is a world leader in hearing technology, and this new release showcases the launch of their new Synergy platform and Acuity OS operating system which brings new advancements in high definition sound and comprehensive listening.
Made for iPhone Hearing Aid
Halo is an outstanding family of hearing aids from Starkey Hearing Technologies. Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids have won numerous industry awards: the 2015 Silver Edison Award, the 2016 Gold Spark Award, the Gold Product Design Award for cutting-edge design, and the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Wearable Tech.
Now in its third iteration (with Halo and Halo 2 setting the precedent), the Halo iQ provides wearers with incredible sound quality and reliable smartphone compatibility. Through the TruLink app, the Halo is designed to connect to the iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and other Apple devices.
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Starkey Z Series
The Z Series is a line of wireless hearing aids with a new operating system, BluWave 4.0, which gives wearers an enhanced, natural, high-quality sound. The Z Series also offers features such as Binaural Spatial Mapping and Acuity Directionality, which provide wearers with a full spectrum of sound, filtering out unwanted noise and situating them within their environments. VoiceIQ and Speech ID both assist wearers with speech recognition, especially in noisy spaces such as busy restaurants. Starkey has also equipped the Z Series with a Self Learning feature, in which the operating system memorizes wearer preferences and makes automatic adjustments. The Z Series connects to personal electronic devices with the SurfLink Mobile, Media, and Remote apps, boasts a long battery life, and is coated in Hydrashield2, which protects the hearing aid from dust, water, and oils.
Styles and Features
Starkey offers a large collection of hearing aid styles and features, which are fully customizable to wearer preference. Starkey hearing aids are available in the following models: invisible, receiver-in-canal, completely-in-canal, behind-the-ear, in-the-canal, and in-the-ear. The Multiflex Tinnitus Technology is available in the micro receiver-in-canal model of the Z Series. There is also a tinnitus-specific hearing aid designed to deliver relief from ringing in the ears. As for the Halo, it is available in receiver-in-canal and behind-the-ear styles. Starkey also has a line of hearing amplifiers, which can be worn invisibly in the ear and is designed for first-time hearing aid wearers. Starkey offers special benefits with certain hearing aid technologies and styles for veterans as well.