Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Starkey Hearing Technologies is one of the few Americans hearing aid manufacturers. Starkey was founded in 1967, with the premise, “Alone we can’t do much. Together, we can change the world.” Starkey is committed to producing hearing aids to empower individuals to reach their full potential in life.

Starkey’s designs begin at their state-of-the-art Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, CA. Based in data and research collected from patients and hearing health practitioners, Starkey hearing aids are technologically advanced and constantly evolving to meet the needs of people with active lifestyles. Starkey’s hearing aids are built to be strong and long-lasting.

In addition to their products, Starkey is committed to raising awareness worldwide about hearing loss. They deliver more than 100,000 hearing aids annually in global hearing missions to countries as diverse as Malawi to Vietnam. The Starkey Hearing Foundation also works to raise awareness about hearing loss prevention in younger populations, with the Listen Carefully campaign. The Hear Now campaign by the Foundation provides support and resources to US residents with limited financial resources.

Halo 2: Made for iPhone Hearing Aid

Halo 2 is the most popular model from Starkey, receiving awards such as the 2017 SXSW “Wearable Tech” Innovation prize and the 2017 Silver Edison Award. Designed as a Made for iPhone hearing aid, Halo 2 streams phone calls, FaceTime, music, movies, and other media directly from your iPhone to your ears. With pristine sound and exceptional listening clarity, Halo 2 ensures a natural listening experience.

Halo 2 boasts a series of listening features to help you better understand conversations and hear comfortably in any noise environment. Speech recognition poses difficulties for people who experience hearing loss. Halo 2’s Acuity Directionality and Speech Shift improve speech audibility in diverse listening environments. With wireless streaming to your ears from your iPhone, conversations are clear and enhanced. Feedback cancellation features eliminate buzzing and whistling.

With the iPhone connection, Halo 2 opens up a world of accessibility to wearers. The TruLink app empowers wearers to customize their listening experiences, making adjustments with Sound Space and Noise Manager. These preferences are then geo-tagged with the iPhone’s GPS; when you return to saved locations, Halo 2 makes automatic adjustments for intuitive, seamless listening. TruLink also provides refined music listening and Advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology for a comfortable listening experience.

Halo 2 is Starkey’s smallest Made for iPhone style, with processing that is five times faster than previous models. Halo 2 is available in receiver-in-canal and behind-the-ear styles.

Muse Hearing Aids

Muse is an advanced hearing aid, chockfull of Starkey’s greatest listening features. Muse provides wearers with supreme sound quality, as well as comfortable hearing in challenging environments. To improve speech recognition in difficult listening situations, Acuity Directionality and Speech Shift work together to balance and elucidate speech sounds. Muse provides wearers with a comfortable listening experience, with incredible processing power that smooths transitions and renders sounds distortion-free.

Muse hearing aids are wireless, with connection to the SurfLink Mobile 2 hands-free cell phone transmitter. As an assistive listening device, media streamer, and hearing aid remote rolled into one, SurfLink allows wearers to stream phone calls and media directly to their ears. Muse is also compatible with SurfLink Mini Mobile and a number of other portable accessories to help you stream anytime, anywhere.

The Muse micro-receiver-in-canal model is available in a rechargeable battery option. Rechargeable hearing aids provide wearers with more confidence to go throughout their day, while also eliminating battery waste and saving wearers money throughout the year. The Muse micro RIC 312t hearing aid model uses the ZPower Charging Station for an overnight charge.

SoundLens Synergy IIC

SoundLens Synergy is one of the most advanced hearing aids from Starkey, available in a discreet invisible-in-canal style. Custom-molded to fit your ear canal, SoundLens Synergy is positioned deep within your ears, designed for all-day comfort. With SoundLens Synergy, you may experience hands-free accessibility through SurfLink Mobile 2 and SurfLink Remote, providing a connection to your favorite electronic devices. Through this wireless connection, SoundLens Synergy delivers your phone conversations directly to your ears, as well as audio from TV and music.

In terms of listening features, SoundLens provides the best of Starkey hearing aids. SoundLens Synergy adjusts easily to new sounds in every environment, whether at home or outdoors, enhances speech recognition, and provides a distortion-free listening experience both with loud and quiet sounds. Additionally, SoundLens Synergy is equipped with feedback cancellation for a comfortable listening experience. Music-lovers will appreciate the excellent music features with SoundLens Synergy, providing a rich, high-fidelity listening experience. For those who experience tinnitus, SoundLens Synergy is equipped with Starkey’s trademark Multiflex Tinnitus Technology, a feature that provides tinnitus masking and relief. SoundLens Synergy is available in a number of custom colors.

Other Starkey Hearing Aids Models

Starkey’s catalogue offers numerous hearing aid products to meet different degrees of hearing loss.