Starkey Hearing Technologies recently unveiled its latest hearing aid, the Livio Edge AI. The new hearing aid—which features a 2.4 GHz custom hearing aid with rechargeability option and hands-free connectivity to new popular smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S10 is now available. Livio AI, featured as one of TIME magazine’s Top-100 best inventions of 2019, is designed to provide exceptional sound quality and hearing in noise. Some of the other features include:
- Serves as a fitness app by tracking the number of steps you take each day.
- Offers a “brain health score: based on daily social engagement and active listening.
- It uses inertial sensors for fall detection and alerting caregivers.
- Receive voice commands so Siri can act as your mobile personal assistant.
- Utilizes pre-set reminders from you to take medications.
- Translates and transcribes 27 languages.
- Stream audio and TV shows.
According to Starkey CTO and EVP of Engineering Achin Bhowmik, PhD, Chief Audiology Officer Sara Burdak, AuD, the new Livio Edge AI also includes:
Edge Mode applies artificial intelligence (AI) for patient-driven, on-demand fine-tuning of the sound environment. The hearing aid user can double-tap on the hearing aid. This initiates Edge Mode, which can provide an “extra boost” when in challenging listening situations.
2.4 GHz custom hearing aids with Li-ion rechargeability, reportedly an industry first. Livio Edge AI provides 23 hours of hearing and 4 hours of streaming on a 3.5 hours charge.
Voice-activated and tap-activated commands can directly control the hearing aid by tapping and talking. It can also provide access to Siri, the “intelligent assistant” for iPhone users. Using the Thrive Assistant feature in the Thrive app, patients have instant access to a world of information at their fingertips, getting in-ear and on-screen notifications for tasks like taking medications or a reminder to pick up milk on the way home from work.
If you would like to know more about the Starkey Livio Edge AI hearing device, call Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing™ at 772-286-4327 to schedule a free hearing evaluation with our Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist.