The only American Owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer in the world, Starkey was founded in 1967 and has taken the hearing aid world by storm by consistently producing the smallest, high-quality hearing aids.
Starkey is very focused on evidence-based practice. What this means is that they rarely release a product or new feature that hasn’t been clinically tested and proven to make a dif ference.
Starkey has recently released a brand new range of hearing devices based on cutting-edge research in virtual reality, advanced neuroscience, and signal processing. This is very exciting release is called Evolv AI.
The Evolv AI is the world’s first hearing aid with artificial intelligence that performs 55 million automatic adjustments per hour.
It is available in all styles from invisible-in-the-canal devices to power behind-the-ear models – all equipped with cutting edge noise reduction and speech clarity features. As usual, Starkey provide rechargeable and non-rechargeable power options.
The Evolv AI is compatible with the “Thrive Hearing Control App” which allows users to use their mobile phone to make customised programs in their hearing aids which are geo-tagged based on their phone GPS.
This means when you walk into your favourite coffee shop, your hearing aid will automatically change programs to what you like best. It also means you can find your hearing aid if you lose it. Even more amazing is the ability to use your app to translate or convert voice to text so if you are having trouble talking to someone with a thick accent or talking another language – you can have it appear on your phone.
Evolv AI is compatible with iPhone and modern Android phones giving two way audio – so you can use your hearing aid to pick up your voice during phone calls without even touching your phone.
It also uses Alexa to provide you with information in your ear. So imagine you are watching a movie and think “Oh what was that movie Harrison Ford acted in about planes”, and through tour hearing aid – Alexa will give you the answer! It can also measure brain and body activity including a step tracker and Fall Alert detection system which will text a nominated family member if you fall.
The tiny Evolv AI IIC a very small invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid which are super tiny. This has been extremely popular amongst our Adelaide clients who want an invisible solution and either go for an invisible-in-the-canal aid or Lyric.
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Starkey is also committed to charity and has an organization called Starkey Hearing Foundation which was founded in 1984.
The underlying philosophy is “Alone we can’t do much. But, together we can change the world.” The foundation has distributed nearly 500 000 hearing aids around the world to people in need. We think this is fantastic.
Starkey’s manufacturing branch is based in Alexandria, Sydney.
Click here to visit the Starkey website.
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