Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American manufacturer of hearing aids, founded in 1967 and based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Starkey is committed to helping people achieve better hearing. With research and data from the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, the company utilizes feedback from hearing professionals and consumers to develop innovative products. Starkey was one of the first companies to introduce the in-canal hearing aid and the first custom invisible hearing aid.
As a leader in the industry, Starkey has been awarded several innovation prizes, including the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovations “Wearable Tech” prize and the 2015 Silver Edison Award. Their hearing devices boast accessibility, connectivity, and a discreet, sleek design. Through the Starkey Hearing Foundation, the company has provided over one million hearing aids worldwide to hard of hearing people in developing countries.
Halo 2: Made for iPhone
Perhaps the most decorated hearing aid in Starkey’s portfolio, the Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aid has been awarded a number of prestigious industry prizes since its inception – 2015 and 2017 Silver Edison Awards, Gold Product Design Award from The Spark’s 10th Annual International Awards, and the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovations “Wearable Tech” Award. What’s so special about this hearing aid?
As a Made for iPhone (and Android-compatible!) hearing aid, the Halo 2 provides wearers direct access to phone calls, FaceTime, music, and other media through wireless streaming. The TruLink app provides wearers this access, as well as a seamless experience with geo-tagging through the iPhone’s GPS. When wearers make adjustments to their listening experience, Halo 2 geotags wearer preferences and archives this data. When wearers return to particular locations, Halo 2 automatically adjusted preferences to the wearer’s saved preferences.
In addition to wireless accessibility, Halo 2 provides wearers with excellent sound processing features and convenient user access. With Acuity Directionality, Halo 2 allows wearers to hear comfortably in challenging environments, and improves speech audibility. SpeechShift assists wearers with recognition of speakers’ voices in challenging noise environments. Additionally, Halo 2’s feedback cancellation ensures a clear and comfortable listening experience.
For those who experience tinnitus, Halo 2 offers Starkey’s Advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology: relief from a “ringing of the ears,” a condition found in 90% of cases of hearing loss. In terms of construction, the Halo 2 hearing aid is designed for any environment. Covered with Surface NanoShield, Halo 2 protects against water, earwax, perspiration, and other moisture.
Starkey’s Halo 2 is available in receiver-in-canal (RIC) and behind-the-ear (BTE) styles. For more information on this ground-breaking hearing aid, contact us at Custom Hearing Solutions.
Muse | Made for Life Hearing Aids
Built on Starkey’s Synergy Platform, Muse hearing aids process sounds at five times the power than previous platforms. With Acuity OS, Muse picks up all of the subtleties of life, in every listening environment. Starkey has tailored their technology to meet the everyday needs of hearing aid wearers: Muse offers clarity and comfort in noise, high-quality music listening, improved speech recognition, and an ultra-high definition audio experience for every situation.
For speech recognition, Acuity Directionality and Speech Shift ensure clear sound quality for speech in difficult listening situations. Synergy’s ultra-fast processing platform allows for simultaneous processing of multiple sounds, while preserving speech. For a natural listening experience, Muse adapts readily to new sounds, speeding up transitions between sonic landscapes and adjusting settings to facilitate your brain’s recognition of new audio information.
Muse is a wireless hearing aid, connecting to the smart devices in your life. With the SurfLink Mobile app, Muse connects to smartphones, as well as home entertainment systems, music, and other media, delivering sound directly to your ears.
Music aficionados will enjoy one of Muse’s best features: a music memory function. Musicians and music lovers will experience the full range of sound in music, with high-definition features. With an excellent sound comfort technology, Muse hearing aids eliminate sound distortion and provide a natural experience a wide range of sounds, providing high-fidelity when it comes to music.
For those who suffer from the sounds of tinnitus, Muse provides comfort with Starkey’s Multiflex Tinnitus Therapy technology. Muse hearing aids are available in the following styles: completely-in-canal, in-the-canal, in-the-ear, receiver-in-canal, and behind-the-ear.
In addition to these two illustrious models, we offer a wide range of Starkey Hearing Technlogies products at Coweta Hearing. To learn more about Halo 2 and Muse, or other Starkey models, contact us today.