Now celebrating over 50 years of innovation, Starkey continue to push the barriers of hearing aid technology to help improve quality of hearing for more and more people across the globe.
Starkey pride themselves on being first in the industry for many hearing aid styles and technology, such as with the Starkey SoundLens. SoundLens was the first Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC) in the industry - hearing aids which are custom made to fit comfortably deep within your unique ear canal shape.
Starkey is using TruLink technology in more of their hearing aids, a wireless platform engineered to work specifically with iPhones and some Android devices. When you connect your phone and hearing aids via the TruLink App, you are able to stream phone calls, music and videos directly from your device through your hearing aids, allowing you to enjoy a much clearer sound quality without any background buzzing or whistling. It also allows you to set personalised sound settings to certain locations so they they're set up in just the right way for the places you visit most often that give you different hearing experiences.
For music, Starkey hearing aids have a high focus on music enjoyment, desired loudness, and sound quality., which can be easily adjusted to accommodate your hearing tastes. It can help to restore the experience of listening to softer sounding music by helping it become more audible without just turning up the volume. For conversations, Speech Shift is a feature which identifies different high frequencies in speech and replicates them in lower frequencies, meaning you understanding of individual words is enhanced so that you can follow a conversation with more ease.
Starkey also offer rechargeable options for some of their hearing aid models, such as Starkey Muse micro hearing aids, with ZPower. With one overnight charge, you have uninterrupted use throughout the day. You can also save the hassle of disposable batteries, as a pair of ZPower batteries can take the place of about 200 of their disposable counterparts. If you are travelling, you can easily take the small charging port with you so that you can make sure your hearing aids are always charged and ready for the day ahead.
The following are a few common symptoms of hearing loss that you may have noticed in yourself or someone you know:
- Asking people to repeat themselves
- Having trouble hearing in groups
- Turning up TV volume to a high level
- Having trouble hearing on the phone
- Avoiding noisy social situations
- Having trouble keeping up with fast-paced conversations
Reduced stimulation to your ears and brain over time can impair your ability to process sound and recognize speech. As more time passes and the more speech recognition deteriorates, it will be more difficult to recover this essential skill, making conversations more difficult than they should be. The sooner you take action, the sooner you put a stop to negative effects of hearing loss and retain your mental sharpness.
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing or buzzing in your ears. Though there is no "cure" that can permanently undo the effects of tinnitus, hearing aid technology can now help to relieve some of the ringing symptoms so that it is less noticeable or easier to manage. Starkey do this through personalized sound therapy, which creates a masking effect through a customisable and comfortable sound stimulus.
Whether you are noticing some issues with your hearing for the first time, or if you already have hearing aids and are thinking about upgrading to a newer model, feel free to book in for a free consultation with one of our audiologists to give their expert opinion on any hearing loss or hearing difficulties that you have experienced.