Starkey Hearing Aids
New York Hearing Doctors is proud to offer Starkey Hearing Aids at our Midtown Manhattan office. Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American manufacturer of hearing aids, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Starkey has a long history in innovation: they were the first company to introduce the in-canal hearing aid and the first custom, fully programmable invisible hearing aid. Starkey works with their sister research institute, Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, to compile data and feedback to further the development of their hearing technologies.
Starkey also upholds their mission to make the world a better place through hearing instruments. The Starkey Hearing Foundation has fitted hearing aids free for people who are hard of hearing in developing countries such as Vietnam, Mozambique, Malawi, and Mexico.
Introducing Muse – Hearing Aids Made for Life
Muse is Starkey’s newest line of hearing aids. The Muse – “Made for Life” – is a family of wireless hearing aids designed to accommodate complex listening environments, giving wearers clarity and comfort in noise, high-quality music listening, improved speech recognition, and an ultra-high definition audio experience for every situation.
Powered by the new Synergy Processing Platform, Muse hearing aids have five times the power, capturing the subtleties of sound in any environment. Muse hearing aids are wireless, with high-definition audio and the capability to process multiple sounds simultaneously.
To address speech recognition, Muse hearing aids offer the features Acuity Directionality and Speech Shift. Both work to clarify and protect speech in challenging noise environments. With wireless connection, Muse allows wearers to stream phone conversations directly to their hearing aids, with unfettered sound quality, preserving speech.
Muse hearing aids have been designed to anticipate and adapt to new sounds. For musicians and music lovers, Muse offers a music memory function to facilitate a high-definition, refined listening experience. For hearing aid wearers who suffer from tinnitus, Muse is equipped with Starkey’s Multiflex Tinnitus Technology, a sound therapy program to provide relief from the frustrating symptoms of tinnitus.
Muse hearing aids are available in a number of standard and customizable styles: completely-in-canal, in-the-canal, in-the-ear, receiver-in-canal, and behind-the-ear. Muse models include a micro receiver-in-canal style, equipped with a telecoil, and a small, slim mini behind-the-ear model. For people who experience single-sided deafness, Starkey offers the Muse CROS.
Halo 2 Made for iPhone
In April 2015, Starkey’s Halo Made for iPhone was awarded the Silver Edison Award. Halo 2 connects to the iPhone through the downloadable TruLink Hearing Control app. This allows Halo 2 wearers to directly stream phone calls, music, and other media from their iPhones to their hearing aids.
For a seamless listening experience, TruLink activates the iPhone’s geo-tagging feature, which archives wearer hearing preferences in different spaces. When wearers return to the same location, Halo 2 automatically adjusts preferences.
Other features of the Halo 2 include feedback reduction, noise reduction, and directional microphones with give wearers the most comfortable listening experience. Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aid is customizable and available in receiver-in-canal (RIC) and behind-the-ear (BTE) styles.
Other Styles and Features
The Z Series from Starkey is a powerful hearing aid that connects wirelessly to smartphones, giving wearers the option to stream phone calls, music, and media directly to their hearing aids. With Binaural Spatial Mapping and Voice IQ2, Z Series hearing aids give wearers the full spectrum of sound in any environment, as well as improved speech recognition. Equipped with a Self-Learning feature, Z Series hearing aids memorize wearer preferences and make automatic adjustments from one environment to the next.
Available in a wide range of features and styles, Starkey hearing aids are all fully customizable to wearer preferences. They are available in the following styles: invisible, receiver-in-canal, completely-in-canal, behind-the-ear, and in-the-ear.