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Everything You Need to Know When Choosing a Starkey Hearing Aid

A hearing aid amplifies incoming sounds, making them louder for someone who is suffering from hearing loss. It allows the person to listen, communicate and participate fully in daily conversations and activities. Read on to find out what to consider when choosing Starkey hearing aids.

What are the different types of hearing aids?

Starkey hearing aids come in a variety of sizes, special features, and colors, and they also fit in your ear in a variety of ways. Hearing aids work by amplifying soft sounds within a certain range. There are many different styles of hearing aids including:

  • In-the-canal - This hearing aid is the least visible and fits inside of your ear canal.
  • In-the-ear - This hearing aid can take up half or most of your outer ear.
  • Behind-the-ear - This hearing aid is the largest type and fits behind your ear.
  • Receiver-in-ear - This hearing aid has the speaker or receiver inside of your ear or ear canal.
Additional features

Starkey hearing aids work by carrying sound from your environment into your ear. These devices are usually digital and powered by Starkey hearing aid batteries. You may want to consider additional features that may be available. Optional features can improve your ability to hear in certain situations.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation reinvented hearing with the Starkey Livio AI. The Livio AI is the first hearing aid to provide superior sound quality and track the body and brain health. This hearing aid contains integrated sensors and artificial intelligence and can act as a virtual assistant. The sensors can also detect when you have fallen and can summon help.

Most hearing aids have some amount of noise reduction available. However, the amount of noise reduction tends to vary. You may want a feature to control noise reduction. Other features may include directional microphones, synchronization, environmental noise control, wireless connectivity, and remote controls.

Do you need to see an audiologist?

It is a life-altering experience to get a diagnosis for hearing loss. Now you have to find a device to improve your hearing so that you can maintain a regular lifestyle. If you need help, then ask your doctor to refer you to an audiologist. An audiologist can evaluate your hearing and help with choosing the appropriate hearing device. He or she also can adjust the hearing aid to fit your needs. Some patients get better results from wearing two different styles hearing aids.