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Starkey Hearing Aid Model Review by Gardner Audiology

Starkey 2015 Update


Acuity Directionality – new solution to directionality, speech protection is improved in difficult listening situations. Starkey’s proprietary Speech ID detects speech even when it occurs behind the patient. The combination of these two innovative technologies results in consistent, high-fidelity sound that helps patients listen to speech and participate in conversations in even the noisiest environments. ISO-Clear Compression delivers a more personalized listening experience by making soft speech sounds audible without affecting louder inputs. Loud sounds are discreetly managed while maintaining the quality of lower-level sounds.


–Enables hands-free cell phone conversations by turning our wireless hearing aids into the phone microphone and receiver. User’s hearing aids pick up their voice and send it to the person they’re talking to and SurfLink Mobile streams the voice on the other end directly to both of the hearing aids
–Directional microphone enhances one-on-one conversations in noisy environments.
–Omnidirectional capability is ideal for listening in meetings or group settings.
–Can be used as a convenient and powerful assistive listening device.
Wirelessly streams sound from any Bluetooth®-enabled TV or MP3 player.

Our posts reviewing the Starkey Series 3 model
Post One

Starkey Releases New Halo Hearing Aid

The Halo is Starkey’s new iPhone compatible hearing aid. The iPhone or an iPad will act as a remote control and Bluetooth device for phone calls and music. We have started fitting these hearing aids and track consumer opinion. They like the hearing aid and the way it function with the iPhone. Overall they think the sound quality is superior to other hearing aids that they have tried
Starkey TruLink App for iPhone

Starkey is one of the top six companies in worldwide hearing aid production and sales. This innovative company was founded in 1967 by William Austin who is today well known for his efforts to help the world hear with free hearing clinics through the efforts of the nonprofit Starkey Hearing Foundation.

My staff and I are very experienced Starkey providers. They have partnered with Gardner Audiology to perform 3 hearing research field studies of their products. Here are the links to those studies….

I think these are the most notable features of Starkey hearing aids:

  • In my opinion Starkey hearing aids are the best choice for people who live in Florida because of their patented watertight casing that minimizes repair problems due to humidity and perspiration. They have over 50 U.S. patents on their 100% water resistant designs
  • All Starkey hearing aid models even the least expensive have the best feedback elimination in the industry. Nobody likes a hearing aid that squeals and whistles so Starkey is a good choice especially for people who have severe hearing losses.
  • Starkey invests in continuous research and product development. Their hearing aid models are programmable to accept upgrades and improvements.
  • Starkey, an American company based out of Minneapolis, is the best supported hearing aid manufacturer in the U.S.

Starkey builds petite 100% water resistant behind the ear hearing aids and the smallest custom molded in the ear canal hearing aid. Starkey instruments are available through private businesses and they also build hearing aids for retail outlets such as Audibel.

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