After a successful launch in the UK, Starkey has just released its newest product in the custom-made line of products, a wireless invisible CIC hearing aid. Read more about Starkey's invisible IIC and wireless CIC below.
The top-of-the-range Evolv Ai 2400 wireless CIC has cutting-edge new features and up to 40% more noise reduction than previous premium devices. The top three tech levels 2400, 2000 and 1600 now benefit from the revolutionary ‘Edge’ mode’ and all levels of technology benefit from the new ‘Starkey Sound’ Ai technology that automatically optimises speech audibility so you can (as their tagline says):
‘Effortlessly enjoy every moment with the hearing aids that fit seamlessly into your lifestyle'.
I’ll mention from the outset that no matter how good a hearing aid can be, it may be useless if not professionally fit by an experienced Audiologist.
Key Features of Starkey Evolv Ai family
Full range of styles from the smallest IIC in the industry to a powerful BTE
Rechargeable BTE, RIC and custom styles
Four Technology levels
‘Starkey Sound’ Automatic adjustment technology
Edge Mode for enhanced performance in difficult environments (top three levels)
40% More Noise Reduction Compared to Livio AI
Faster connection and pairing to all wireless Bluetooth devices.
The world’s first Bluetooth CIC hearing aid
Includes Starkey’s new 2-Way Audio
Starkey Evolv AI Hearing Aids Are Available in the Full Range of Styles
Starkey has made the Evolv Ai technology available in all hearing aid styles from an invisible-in-canal (IIC) device through to their powerful Power Plus BTE 13 model, for those with the most profound hearing losses. The rechargeable RIC-R style is likely to remain the most popular, offering discrete comfort and a full range of advanced features.
One of the biggest announcements of this release is the Evolv Ai CIC – the world’s first wireless hearing aid in a ‘completely in the canal’ model that has Bluetooth connectivity to iPhone and most Android devices.
Starkey Evolv AI Hearing Aids Are Available in Four Technology Levels
Evolv AI is available in 4 technology levels. The 2400 (premium), 2000 (advanced), 1600 (mid-range) and 1200 (entry).
The premium Evolv Ai 2400 will provide the most sound processing, customisations, and aggressive automatic noise reduction, making these devices ideal for those with active lifestyles. The 2400 will deliver quality sound in any environment so users should expect to enjoy a better listening experience at outdoor events, in busy restaurants, at live concerts, in social gatherings and more.
As you drop down from the premium top-tier 2400 level you lose access to numerous features and programming customisations. On the flip side, the lower technology levels cost less.
The best hearing aid for you will be the device with the most features and technology that you can reasonably justify and afford. There is no doubt that premium devices provide superior sound quality and outstanding performance in the most difficult listening environments, but you must consider if the extra technology is worth the price for your hearing difficulties & lifestyle. In most cases, the more active your lifestyle, the higher the technology level you should purchase. If you can’t reasonably afford the ideal device, it is my job to customise and maximise the performance of whichever device you choose.
Noise Reduction in Starkey Evolv Ai hearing aids
The biggest difference between the 2400 and 2000 models is the amount of noise reduction. The 2400 model uses Starkey’s most aggressive noise reduction technology to clarify speech in challenging environments by reducing noise mixed in with speech. It will also reduce sudden or sharp impulse noises (like silverware or door slamming), machine noise (like fans and motors) and wind noise. The 2400 model applies twice the level of noise reduction as compared to the 2000 model which is significant because every decibel helps when trying to make speech as clear as possible.