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New Hearing Aid Technology 2019

Get excited! The new hearing aid technology 2019 will enjoy was released throughout the Winter of 2018 and Spring of 2019. I’m going to do a quick rundown of the highlights of these products and what makes them special, but to truly understand, you need to come in for a free demo! Maggie and I have had extensive product training on all of these products including a 3-day training program at Starkey headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It is of the utmost importance to us that we are well versed on the newest technology available so that we can rise above our patient’s expectations. I’m touching on tech features below, but the most important quality in each of these devices is its ability to correct a hearing loss and provide excellent noise suppression. All of these products have improved significantly on both of these fronts to give us the best hearing improvement to date!

Starkey Livio AI

  • Released Fall 2018
  • Models: Starkey Livio 2400, Starkey Livio 2000, Starkey Livio 1600, Starkey Livio 1200, Starkey Livio 1000
  • Updated March 2019: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Bluetooth connectivity direct to iPhone and by an accessory to Android devices
  • Control from an app
  • Connectivity to TV streamer, remote mic, and other accessories
  • Remote programming assistance
  • Fitness tracking (reads more accurately in your ear than on your wrist)
  • Brain engagement tracking
  • Language translation
  • Fall Detection and alerts sent to sent contacts; Heart rate monitoring

Phonak Audeo Marvel

  • Released late November 2018
  • Models: Phonak Audeo Marvel 90, Phonak Audeo Marvel 70, Phonak Audeo Marvel 50, Phonak Audeo Marvel 30
  • Direct Bluetooth connectivity to iPhone or Android devices
  • Control from an app
  • Connectivity to TV streamer, remote mic or other accessories
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • True hands-free phone calls
  • Remote programming assistance
  • The improved wax filter requires less changes
  • “Love at first sound” means phenomenal patient acceptance from the very first fit

Resound LiNX Quattro

  • Released Fall 2018
  • Models: Resound LiNX Quattro 9, Resound LiNX Quattro 7, Resound LiNX Quattro 5
  • Direct Bluetooth connectivity to iPhone or Android devices
  • Control from an app
  • Focus on superb streaming from any app
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Remote programming assistance
  • Extended high-frequency amplification capability

Signia Styletto

  • Released Fall 2018
  • New form factor with an attractive slim design
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Control from an app
  • Remote programming assistance

Hi! I’m Madison. I’m a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (like my mother). I’m observing, learning, absorbing and sharing as I become a part of this beautiful South Charlotte Hearing community. I want to know you! So please leave me comments if my posts are meaningful to you or teach you something new, and feel free to tweet me at @LevineHearing!

8 thoughts on “New Hearing Aid Technology 2019

  1. The bluetooth to phone capabilities feel like “next generation” ; can’t wait to hear what comes next!

  2. I am always investigating the new aids that come on the market. Yes, hearing aids have come a long way, but experience tells me the industry is a long way from providing truly great hearing aids for all levels of hearing loss. I heard a guy on the news the other day say that all disabilities will be gone at some point in time. Ture for some, but I doubt there will ever by a day when hearing aids are obsolete. One can only wish.:).

    1. Christine, what a world it will be when all disabilities are gone! Yes, you are completely right, that hearing aids aren’t perfect. I’ll look forward to the day that they are or that hearing loss is gone!

  3. It is beyond exciting and impressive the ability of hearing aids–I really look forward to reading and learning about all the advancements. I was so impressed with mine and yet they seem so basic compared to all these newest releases-haha

  4. Hey Madison,
    I’m surprised and a little disappointed Starkey Livio AI does not seem to feature rechargeable batteries. Any idea if that could be addable via update to the Livio later on (I mean to an existing Livio set of aids).

    1. Hi Stan, I apologize for my late reply! Yes, we are really looking forward to the Starkey Livio AI becoming rechargeable. I do not have an estimate for that, but I hope the Spring or Fall 2019 release may answer this question for us. They certainly pushed through some big technology advances in this last release, and I have to assume that the time just wasn’t there to get rechargeable into it as well. Based on previous releases, I strongly doubt that a rechargeable feature could be retroactively added. Most of the industry has gone to a built-in lithium-ion battery with a slightly different external casing and so there is no way to make this an “added” feature. A couple things that will be retroactively added will be features through software updates in the next month or so. These are heart rate monitoring, fall detection and Alexa integration. I have several people already wearing the Livio AIs and will be calling them up in the next month for them to come in and have these features upgraded. Thanks for the question!

    2. Hi Stan! The Spring release of the Livio AI did include a rechargeable option, which you may have seen. I just wanted to touch base to share!

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