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Starkey Hearing Aid Model Review by Gardner Audiology

Updated 2020:  

Starkey Hearing Technologies was founded in 1967 by William F. Austin with headquarters based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The premise of the company was and is, “Alone we can’t do much. Together, we can change the world.” With a heavy focus on philanthropy, Starkey Hearing Technologies donates to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which allows the delivery of more than 100,000 hearing aids annually through missions in developing countries.  

Notable features of Starkey:  

  • Strong focus on craftsmanship, with hearing aids built to last  
  • Water resistant design to help combat moisture and humidity  
  • Rechargeable custom in-the-ear hearing aids 
  • iPhone and Android compatible Livio hearing aids enhance user control through the Thrive Hearing app
  • Direct audio streaming (phone calls, music, videos) available from iPhone and some Android devices. Additional accessories available for streaming from older model Android devices  
  • Livio AI hearing aids combine all features of the Livio hearing aids with added fitness tracking to create a device focused on both physical and cognitive health  
  • Accessories available to improve one-on-one communication and wireless TV streaming   
  • Tinnitus management system, both ear level or through phone app  
  • Large range of hearing aids to offer a solution for everyone, including invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid for a discreet option 
  • CROS and BiCROS options available for single-sided deafness  

Gardner Audiology in Tampa Bay, Florida stocks Starkey repair parts and can do most repairs in their on-site lab. Gardner’s Audiologists sell and fit all Starkey models of hearing aids. Call 1-800-277-1182 or email for more details.