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Popular Starkey Hearing Aid Models

Starkey Hearing Technologies is the largest manufacturer of hearing aids in the United States, and indeed, the only major hearing aid manufacturer headquartered in this country. Starkey first opened its doors in Minnesota in the 1960s to make hearing aid earpieces. The company also owned and operated retail hearing aid outlets, and continues to distribute hearing aids today through its own retail chain as well as through independent retailers.

Starkey's American heritage remained a central part of its identity, even as the company grew to become a global business, employing more than 500 people and operating in 100 markets worldwide. United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton wore Starkey hearing aids. So did Mother Teresa, perhaps because another pillar of the Starkey’s history has been a commitment to philanthropic endeavors supporting people living with hearing loss. Since its inception in 1984, the Starkey Hearing Foundation has donated more than 1 million hearing aids to those in need around the world.

Starkey hearing aids boast a range of advanced signal processing technologies, developed and tested in the company's own research center in Berkeley, California and in other US and international facilities. Starkey introduced the world's first completely invisible-in-canal hearing aid, and was among the first to release a made-for-iPhone hearing aid. The current iterations, invisible-style Picasso and made-for iPhone Livio hearing aids are now in their fourth generation.

Like most hearing aid brands, Starkey uses a numbering system to indicate the performance level of its hearing aids. The higher the number, the higher the performance level. The number also represents how many channels or bands of the hearing aid includes. For example, the i1600 performance level includes 16 channels, while the i2000 and i2400 performance levels include 20 and 24 channels, respectively. The number of channels or bands indicates, to some extent, how well the hearing aid can separate and process distinct sounds without causing unwanted side effects. For instance, a multi-channel hearing aid can reduce background noise in certain channels without altering speech sounds present in other channels. While the number of channels a hearing aid has is important, this probably matters less than the types and quality of digital signal processing the hearing aid offers.

Starkey's latest hearing aids are based on the new Thrive operating system, which supports noise cancellation, voice and music enhancement, ear-to-ear wireless communication, and made-for-iPhone connectivity for streaming music and phone calls directly from Apple mobile devices.

A simple, but welcome new feature you will find find across the Livio and Picasso product lines is that the hearing aids announce the name of the listening program using spoken words. It's easy to forget how to use each program when all the hearing aids tell you is "beep" or "beep-beep" as you change from one program to the next. With newer Starkey hearing aids, you would hearing the word “restaurant” if you changed to a program intended for use in restaurants. It’s a nice touch that makes these hearing aids a little easier to use than some others.

In the sections below, you'll find information on Starkey's current and most popular hearing aids models, along with pricing and feature information so you can determine which Starkey hearing aid is appropriate for you. If you're simply looking to get your Starkey hearing aids repaired, or looking for Starkey parts, like wax filters or domes, feel free to give us a call and we'll point you in the right direction. Otherwise, feel free to review the popular models below, and at the top of this page you'll find links to each Starkey hearing aid model, along with prices, features, and online ratings, and more in-depth Starkey reviews on each product page.

Starkey Livio

Built on the all-new Thrive platform, Livio provide better sound quality than any other Starkey hearing aid. "Hearing Reality" technology, introduced now for the first time, provides 50 percent better user satisfaction in noisy listening situations, according to Starkey.

Hearing Reality delivers upgrades in clarity, comfort, and hearing performance from the quietest to the noisiest environments. It's designed to separate different "layers of sound", amplifying sounds that contribute to better understanding in conversation, while preserving peace and quiet for a natural listening experience.

With the Thrive Hearing Control app, you can easily adjust Livio hearing aids from compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile devices. Use the app to adjust the hearing aid volume, personalize your settings, and more.

Add geotags to automatically activate your preferred listening program based on your location. The app uses your smartphone's GPS to detect when you arrive, and automatically switches to the designated program.

Hear phone calls, TV and more directly through your Livio hearing aids using the Thrive app or one of Starkey's easy-to-use accessories. Thanks to new technology in Livio, you can enjoy consistent wireless performance while streaming calls, TV, music or other media from your smartphone or wireless accessories. Made-for-iPhone connectivity means you can stream audio and phone calls from compatible Apple iOS mobile devices directly to your Livio hearing aids. Streaming from an Android mobile device is possible with the Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote Microphone +.

Starkey Livio AI

Hearing aid companies release new products all the time, but truly groundbreaking innovations like Starkey Livio AI come only once in a while. Livio AI blurs the boundaries between hearing aids, wearable health technology, and multifunction consumer audio devices known as hearables. Starkey calls the new Livio AI the world's first Healthable—a multi-purpose device that redefines what a hearing aid can do.

This is the first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence for tracking brain and body health. The Livio AI concept is based on scientifically-sound evidence that healthy hearing contributes to overall brain and body health. These hearing aids don't just help you hear better. They aim to help you live better.

Starkey's goal is to make it easy for you to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness. Thanks to three-dimensional motion sensors integrated into the hearing aids, Livio AI can detect movement, enabling them to function as an activity tracker. They can count your steps, recognize gestures that control the hearing aids, and even detect if the wearer falls.

Combined with the Starkey Thrive Hearing Control app, you track brain and body wellness scores and set goals to improve your activity. The Thrive app scores derives your scores from your physical activity throughout the day, how long you wear your hearing aids each day, and how much time you spend actively engaged in conversation.

Livio AI works with all the same wireless accessories and offers the same Bluetooth functionality as the standard Livio AI, but with the added benefit of the AI features.

Starkey Picasso

Built on the Synergy sound processing platform, Starkey Picasso hearing aids feature high-end sound processing and Bluetooth® wireless in a discreet and comfortable custom fit. The Picasso product line continues Starkey's long standing reputation for building incredibly small hearing aids, and packing more technology into them than competitors seem to manage.

Every major hearing aid manufacturer now offers Bluetooth wireless hearing aids in behind-the-ear styles. Manufacturers also offer custom in-ear wireless hearing aids, but many of these product lines exclude wireless functionality from hearing aids any smaller than an ITE (in-the-ear) or ITC (in-the-canal) style. That's because wireless radio components and the batteries needed to power them are a lot easier to fit into large hearing aids.

Starkey Picasso come in five styles, offering Bluetooth wireless in sizes from in-the-ear all the way down invisible-style hearing aids. This isn't the first time Starkey has delivered wireless connectivity in the very smallest custom hearing aids. It is the first time the company has offered Bluetooth wireless at every performance level in invisible hearing aids.

With Picasso Bluetooth® hearing aids, you'll enjoy amazing comfort and performance, plus full compatibility with Starkey's SurfLink® wireless accessories.

Buy if:
  • You want invisible-style Bluetooth hearing aids for streaming audio from wireless accessories.
  • Small size and industry-leading feedback cancellation top your priority list.
  • You're looking for hearing aids with dedicated sound processing especially for music.

Starkey Hearing Aid Reviews

Below you’ll see our 10 most recent and real Starkey hearing aid reviews and complaints, on all the latest models such as Livio, Livio AI, Picasso.

Any time you read a customer review on Starkey hearing aids, its important to note that a significant factor contributing to the customer`s review is the skill of the hearing provider who fit their hearing aids. For more information on this, we`d encourage you to check out our YouTube video: Do Hearing Aid Reviews Matter?

Product reviewed: Starkey Picasso i2400

VERIFIED BUYER | palm springs, CA ?

The sound quality is excellent. The size of the hearing aids are perfect and. They are not noticeable. I am very pleased with my purchase.The controls on the aids are easy to use and I especially like the crowd noise control. I have used Starkey hearing aids for about 7 years and my new ones the best ones I've owned.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 2000

VERIFIED BUYER | norfolk, NE ?

I never realized or admitted how much my hearing was affecting me or others. I have suffered from tinnitus for 60 years. My hearing aids are amazing not only am I hearing more and better, my tinnitus is less noticable. Since my hearing is so different from right and left it is great that they can be adjusted individually to best match the need for each ear. I was uncertain about getting hearing aids and now wish I had done so much sooner. They are well worth the time and the money

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 2000

VERIFIED BUYER | tulsa, OK ?

Am still getting used to my Starkey CROS and Livio 2000 hearing aids. Using a CROS hearing aid, I get only 13 hours of battery usage with rechargeable battery. It would be nice to have rechargeable battery that would give at least 15-16 hours usage with CROS. Computer information on usage, care, etc. of hearing aid was not as user friendly as i would like. Difficult to find and then difficult to follow. Since my husband was a Computer Scientist, I appreciate software programs that are well written and easy to follow. Am hoping when I meet with my Audiologist next week, he will be able to explain more clearly some of the questions I have. Use of my iPhone with Bluetooth is really great. May need to get a mobile mic to understand what one member of my household is saying. I was hoping this Starkey would enable me to understand her speech. Perhaps an adjustment can modify that problem.Bottom line so far: I like these hearing aids, and I look forward to being able to use them more fully. How about an auburn or burgundy color? Cinnamon does not quite go with my hair color and I choose not to color my hair cinnamon.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 2400

VERIFIED BUYER | downey, CA ?

So far sound quality on Starkey 2400i is good. There are still some issues with background sound-it does not block out the background noise. When talking on the phone the sound does not come out clear-it cracks-so it is sometimes hard to hear the words that the person is saying. The batteries last about 6-7 days.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Muse IQ i2400

Purchased 11/17 and wear them all day. Have found them to be the best Starkey aid yet. (4th pair) I have recently had a serious problem and returned to Starkey for repair twice. The issue is when I am outside working in summer temps, and I prespire around my ears, the aids short out and there is a drop of water on the battery. The solution I was told "don't wear them when you are doing yard work and the temp and humidity is high " Funny thing for the first 18 months of wearing this problen never happened.. !!! I an not Happy with their advice.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio AI 2400

VERIFIED BUYER | Macon, NC ?

Good sound quality and I am very satisfied so far. I really like the Bluetooth ability of this livio 2400ai. This is a great upgrade from my old hearing aids. I was a little nervous about dealing with an internet dealer with a purchase this large but ziphearing put me at ease and the purchase, coordination and completion of setup went perfectly. I congratulate Ziphearing for completing this transaction without a flaw and I expect to remained as customer for future needs.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 1600

VERIFIED BUYER | Bradenton, FL ?

Very good sound quality. I'm in my first week of use and sticking mainly to normal setting and have not increased volume setting at all. So comfortable I found myself checking the first few days whether I actually had them in .Absolutely love the ability to make changes on the fly from my iphone. Have not needed to but did try the application.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 2400

VERIFIED BUYER | Pisgah Forest, NC ?

My hearing drops off starting at 1k and goes to nothing at 4k. I have the Starkey receiver-in-canal, smartphone compatible, Livio model. I am pleased with these hearing aids because I can hear birds now and conversations and these are rechargeable too. I can adjust volume and switch to other hearing programmed into the hearing aids both on the hearing aids themselves and with the smartphone programs.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 2400

VERIFIED BUYER | Plainview, NY ?

sound quality good.. not very durable.also,can slip off too easily..also,not happy about having to change batteries every week.the first week ,batteries did not last 7 day,just five days. When wearing glasses ,i find that i must be especially careful ,I work and need to take them off several times daily ,so I have caught the wire twice & they flung off.

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Product reviewed: Starkey Livio 2400

VERIFIED BUYER | Evansville, IN ?

Sound quality is good and they are very comfortable to wear. I even forget I have them on. The only con I have experienced is in the ease of putting them on. I have MS and my fingers don't work as well as everyone else's so it takes more time and effort to put the hearing aids on. I was in a store yesterday, and for some reason my left hearing aid came out. Since my fingers don't work well, I had to put the hearing aid in my purse until I returned to my car where I could look in the mirror and put it back on.

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Starkey Hearing Aid Prices

Authorized online Starkey retailers do not post prices online. For this reason, it can be hard to find a pricelist for Starkey hearing aids on the internet. However, you can always call us at 800-731-6794 and we will be happy to let you know our prices. As a rule of thumb, your cost for Starkey hearing aids will usually be 20-30% below usual retail prices when purchased through ZipHearing, and our prices for Starkey start at $999 per hearing device.

The final price of your Starkey hearing aids through ZipHearing is shown below. When purchased from other retailers, your final price will vary based on style chosen, warranty, length of service plan, terms of the trial period, and more.

If you find an online seller who is posting Starkey prices on their website, there is a very good chance that the retailer is not an authorized Starkey retailer, and you should proceed with caution before purchasing from that retailer.

How much do Starkey hearing aids cost?

From most retailers, Starkey hearing aids start at $1000 each, and go up to $3000+.

Starkey hearing aid apps & accessories

Have you ever thought about controlling your hearing aids from your smartphone? If so, check out some of the Starkey apps below. Be sure to check compatibility of these apps with your phone or tablet, because some apps are built exclusively for iOS devices, others for Android devices, and the functionality that you get from these apps may vary depending on the type of phone or tablet you use. In addition, sometimes apps may be built exclusively for iPhones (for example), and may not work on iPads. So it`s very important to check compatibility of your devices before selecting your hearing aids based on the apps available from Starkey.

You should also consider some of Starkey`s accessories, such as TV streamers and remote microphones. Again, it is important to do your due diligence as far as compatibility. Not all Starkey hearing aids will work with all of the below Starkey accessories. To find compatibility information, find the Starkey hearing aid on our site that you are looking for, then scroll down and you will see a section on the product page which reviews this information.

If you need Starkey supplies, such as domes, filters, or cleaning tools, we recommend contacting the local Starkey provider who sold you your hearing aids. You may also sometimes find these parts relatively inexpensive on sites like Amazing and eBay. For accessories, we do not recommend buying them on sites like Amazon or eBay, as that is not an approved sales channel for most major manufacturers, and sellers on those sites are likely not authorized Starkey retailers. You can also of course always buy these accessories from the local hearing provider which sold you your Starkey hearing aids.

Please note: We are only able to sell accessories & parts of supplies to customers who have purchased hearing aids through ZipHearing.

Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote Mic +: $299

Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote Microphone + is designed to stream audio from different audio sources directly to your 2.4 GHz wireless hearing aids. When worn by a distant speaker in noisy environments, the Remote Mic + functions as an assistive listening device. The Remote Mic + can also interface with Bluetooth audio sources for streaming music and hands-free phone calls, loop systems and FM systems. You can stream audio from nearly any device that has a headphone output, since the Remote Microphone + has an audio input jack.

Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote: $179

Starkey's Remote includes updated features so patients can control memory and volume, mute their hearing aids and turn other special features on and off.

Starkey Hearing Technologies TV: $319

Starkey Hearing Technologies TV is designed to stream audio from electronic audio sources directly to your 2.4GHz wireless hearing aids. It offers excellent sound quality, is easy to use and supports both analog and digital input sources. The TV device can be successfully connected to many electronic audio sources, including televisions, computers, MP3 players, DVD players and cable boxes. The TV device can concurrently stream audio to an unlimited number of users, allowing them to share the same listening experience.

Surflink Media 2: $349

Starkey’s SurfLink® Media 2 streamer is a set-and-forget wireless transmitter for your TV and other audio sources. Setup is as easy as it gets. Just plug it into your TV or stereo and you’re done. You don’t need an app. You don’t need another accessory. You don’t even need to pair the SurfLink Media 2 with your hearing aids. The operation is just as straightforward. Media 2 streams directly to your hearing aids when you are in range. If you have more than one SurfLink device, you can transition from one to another simply by moving from room to room. This TV streamer supports simultaneous connection to multiple pairs of hearing aids, so friends and family can enjoy the show with you. One thing people invariably love about using TV streamers like Media 2, is the ability to control the volume of the TV independently, so everyone can listen comfortably.

Surflink Mini Mobile: $199

SurfLink Mini Mobile is a small and simple cell phone streaming solution. Simply pair any Bluetooth-ready mobile device to the Mini Mobile to stream phone calls, music, and more right to your hearing aids.

Surflink Remote Mic 2: $249

The SurfLink Remote Microphone 2 is designed to stream audio directly to your 900 MHz wireless hearing aids. This discreet, lightweight microphone can be worn by a conversation partner to aid in one-on-one conversations or settings with multiple speakers. SurfLink Remote Microphone 2 has two different modes of operation, known as "Focus" or "Surround". When clipped vertically to a speaker's clothing, the Focus mode, with directional microphones, activates to reduct background noise. This is useful for listening to a single speaker when background noise is present. When placed horizontally (on its clip), Remote Microphone 2 switches to Surround mode to receive sound from all directions. This is useful for listening to multiple nearby speakers in quiet environments.

Surflink Mobile 2: $599

True hands-free cell phone conversations are here, thanks to Starkey's SurfLink Mobile 2 with JustTalk™. This multi-purpose accessory a mobile phone transmitter, remote microphone, media streamer and hearing aid remote all rolled into one. SurfLink Mobile 2 enables hands-free mobile phone conversations by turning 900 MHz wireless hearing aids into a wireless headset. Your hear the caller in both ears, through your hearing aids, and the caller hears you through the microphones in your hearing aids. As an audio streamer, SurfLink Mobile can receive input from Bluetooth devices (with the optional Mini Mobile adapter), wired input through the micro-USB jack, or through its own built-in microphones. The microphones have two modes: "Surround" for receiving sounds from all directions in a quiet environment, and "Focus" for hearing one person's voice in noisy environments.

Surflink Remote: $199

SurfLink® Remote allows for easy and discreet adjustments to your hearing aids. With its long-life battery, your SurfLink Remote is always on and ready to work with your hearing aids. This handy remote allows you to adjust volume, change memory modes and more.

Li-ion Charger (included)

The Synergy charger is designed to give your Starkey rechargeable hearing aids a quick and long-lasting charge. Starkey’s custom rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries last 20% longer and are 30% smaller than other types of rechargeable batteries. Now you can enjoy all-day hearing performance even from the tiniest hearing aids. Using the Synergy charger is as easy as it gets. Just slide your hearing aids into the charging slots where the charging contacts are located. LED lights will let you know the hearing aids have started charging. In less than three and a half hours, your hearing aids will be ready to go—and keep on going for more than 30 hours. The charger has enough reserve to provide additional charging without plugging it into the wall, so you can use it on the go or in places without electricity.

TruLink Hearing Control App

With TruLink and Starkey's Made-for-iPhone hearing aids, you can enjoy a more complete and convenient listening experience than ever before. That’s because TruLink seamlessly connects your hearing aids to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®—so you can easily stream phone calls, music, FaceTime®, videos and more directly to your ears with pristine sound quality. What you can do with TruLink Hearing Control app: Control the volume of your hearing aids and switch between listening programs. Find a lost or misplaced hearing aid. Record, play back and email live sound sources. Use your smartphone as a remote microphone. These are great features, but some of the best are what you won't have to do, thanks to the app. For example, you can tie programs to specific locations, so you won't have to manually change the program anymore in those locations. Let's say you want a certain program to kick in automatically when you walk into the local coffee shop. The app can do that. Other examples? The app adapts automatically when you travel in a car and allows Siri® to read emails and texts to you through your hearing aids.

Thrive Hearing Control App

The Thrive Hearing Control app is an innovative app that lets users track their body activity and brain health with sensor-enabled hearing aids. You can set daily health goals and monitor your progress via the what the app calls a Body Score, Brain Score and a combined Thrive Wellness Score. The Body Score is a combination of activity, steps and overall movement. The Brain score includes hours of daily hearing aid use, social engagement, and time spent in active listening. It's designed to reflect the important connection between hearing and cognitive health.Thrive Hearing Control app also offers a wide range of practical features for personalized control of your hearing aids. The app lets you adjust the volume of your hearing aids, switch between listening programs, and make adjustments in different listening situations. You can even use it to request program adjustments from your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist, without taking a trip to the clinic. Even more great features of the Thrive Hearing Control app: Real-time language translation - Help locating lost or misplaced hearing aids - Geo-tagging for location based automatic program changes - Pristine audio streaming of any music or media played through your iOS device - Adaptive Car Mode, designed to automatically reduce annoying sounds to give you a more pleasant driving experience - Control of wireless hearing aid accessories.

T2 Remote App

The T2 Remote application takes advantage of a new breakthrough technology from Starkey that allows users to control their hearing aids with a simple touch on their iPhone or iPod touch. This avoids the need for any additional hardware. T2 in the hearing aids will discreetly and instantly classify the tone signal from the iPhone or iPod touch and automatically adjust itself to the desired setting.

Mini Turbo Charger: $139

The Mini Turbor Charger is designed to be a mobile charging option, which can be plugged into a wall, or used on-the-go with an on-board battery that will recharge a pair of hearing aids up to four times. The Mini Turbo Charger provides 3.5 hrs of use in just seven minutes!