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Starkey Livio 1600

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Hearing Aid Description & Features

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Released by Starkey on August 26, 2018 the Starkey Livio 1600 falls under Starkey`s select technology level within the Livio family.

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% better user satisfaction in noisy listening situations, according to Starkey.

As select technology, this hearing aid is the third best technology that Starkey has to offer, making it a solid choice for individuals with casual lifestyles, who need hearing aids that can deliver great sound quality in almost all environments. For individuals who spend a significant amount of time in noisy environments, a higher technology level should be considered for better perfomance in noise.

The Starkey Livio 1600 hearing aid has 16 channels and 4 customizable programs, and that gives it the flexibility to digitally process sound in a way that sounds natural, and can also be adapted to the particular listening environment of the wearer.

The Livio 1600 is powered by a size 13 battery which will need to be changed every 7-10 days, or a size 312 battery which will need to changed weekly. This hearing aid is also available in a rechargeable model at a slightly higher price, powered by a built in lithium-ion battery which reliably delivers 24 hrs of power to the hearing aid. With a maximum potential gain of 70 SPL, the Livio 1600 is suitable for individuals with mild to severe hearing loss.

Available in either a discreet RIC (receiver in canal) form factor, a traditional BTE (behind the ear) style, or a few different custom in-the-ear styles, this hearing aid has a form factor for everyone. This hearing aid is available in 7 color choices as shown below.

If you have questions about the Livio 1600 that you don`t find answered on this page, or are looking for specs on this device, you might want to check out the downloadable documents (below), visit Starkey`s website, or feel free to give us a call at 800-731-6794.

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Frequently Asked Questions
With Livio 1600, you get most of the same features included in more advanced models. The difference is in the sophistication or performance level of the features, which are more advanced in the i2000 and i2400 models. Directional processing, noise management, and speech optimization sound processing are some of the features that improve with those models.
Yes, for a slightly higher price there is now a new rechargeable version of this hearing aid.
Yes! Starkey makes a CROS transmitter that is compatible with this hearing aid which uses a size 312 battery.
Accessories & Smartphone Apps
Starkey Hearing Technologies TV Streamer: $319

Plug it into the back of your TV or soundbar and the audio will be streamed directly to your hearing aids. Others can keep the TV at their preferred volume level, while you set your own volume via the app, on the hearing aids themselves, or via the buttons on the device itself.

Thrive Hearing Control App

Take control of your hearing aids, with the most advanced app in the hearing aid industry. Adjust hearing aid volume, base and treble, create customized programs, and stream music or phone calls with the touch of a button. The Thrive app also gives you access to healthable features like brain and body activity tracking. You can set goals and your Brain Score and Body Score will let you know how close you are to meeting them. The Thrive Score is a combination of your Brain and Body scores. The Thrive app also offers information services like Thrive Assistant, Translate, Transcribe, and Self Check, which lets you check your hearing aid performance without an office visit.

Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote: $179

You probably don't need this. Most people use the app to control their hearing aids, and if not the app, then the push button on the hearing aid itself. But if neither of those suit you, this remote is a simple way to control the volume and program.

Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote Mic +: $299

If you have a hard time hearing in noise this accessory is a lifesaver. Attach this microphone to a companion's shirt and their voice will stream directly to your hearing aids. Their voice will come through much stronger than all the competing noise in the environment. In the event your smartphone is directly compatible with your hearing aids for streaming audio, this device also double as a Bluetooth streamer.

Table Microphone: $469

Set it in the middle of the table and enjoy group settings like family gatherings or noisy restaurants. It's eight built-in microphones detect the primary speaker's voice and stream it directly to the hearing aids.

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In-Person & Local Hearing Aid Fitting & Programming Service

Based on the results of your hearing test, your local ZipHearing provider will professionally fit and fine-tune your hearing aids to your unique needs.

45 Day 100% Risk-Free Evaluation Period

Once your hearing aids have been fitted, you'll have 45 days to evaluate them. All appointments with your local provider during your 45 day evaluation period are included at no additional cost. If you decide to return your hearing aids within the evaluation period, you'll be issued a 100% refund.

Follow-up Care

All follow up service appointments during your first year of ownership are included at no additional cost. After that time, your local ZipHearing provider may bill you privately for services at a rate not-to-exceed $50 per appointment.

3 Year Full Manufacturer Warranty

This hearing aid will come with a manufacturer's 3 year repair warranty and 3 year loss and damage warranty. If a hearing aid is lost or damaged beyond repair during the warranty period, your ZipHearing provider can file what is called a “Loss & Damage Claim” for you, and a new device will be issued, subject to a deductible payable to your hearing provider of $350/aid. As one of the few authorized Starkey retailers on the web, you can rest assured that no matter what happens to your hearing aids during this time period- you're covered with a full factory warranty.

1 Year Supply of Batteries

At the time your order is placed with ZipHearing, you're sent a 1 year supply of hearing aid batteries delivered directly to your door. These batteries will usually arrive to your home before your scheduled date to pick up the hearing aids from your ZipHearing provider's office, but if they aren't, your provider will get you started with a few batteries at your delivery appointment. We provide premium Rayovac batteries which have a shelf life of 4 years.

Wax Filters & Domes (if applicable), and Cleaning Supplies

Simple cleaning & maintenance supplies will be provided by the manufacturer and given to you at your hearing aid fitting appointment, along with rubber or silicone domes, and wax filters (if applicable), which your hearing provider will show you how to use, ensuring your hearing aids remain free of wax, oil, and other debris.

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Overal Ratings: 4.90 out of 5

Based on 5 User Reviews


I am happy with my hearing aids. It took a few days to get used to them. At first I left them on too long and they were making the tip of my ear sore. I was advised to get used to them by not wearing them all day until I got used to them. I have had them for two months now and have nothing but good things to report.

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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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been wearing a Resound for almost 2 years, was never happy with them yet since they were the first hearing aids i had , i did not know what to expect, I was having them adjusted constantly, About a month ago I up dated to the starkey , the difference was from night to day. They a clear sound quality, Use them at the normal range, no need to change any setting. great for TV, old movies, conversations without distortion . Very happy I forget I am wearing them. More expensive than the old ones but worth the price. Hoping they will last as I don't want buy another set in a couple of years.

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VERIFIED BUYER | Cranberry Township, PA ?

I just recently purchased my first pair of hearing aids and have been wearing them now for less than a month. They are Starkey Livio 1600 rechargeable hearing aids, which I purchased frommy provider in Cranberry Twp., PA. I was quite surprised how comfortable they are and have been quite easy to get used to. They connect up with my iPhone, for easy and clear phone conversations. I can listen to my music, directly from my phone while I'm out walking. The sound quality is good, they are comfortable and quite reliable! I think the best part is no batteries to fiddle with, instead I just place them in the charger each evening and they are ready to go in the morning!

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VERIFIED BUYER | Marlborough, MA ?

Sound quality is great.. background noise is easily cut down. Television and phone are clearer. I'm looking forward to learning more about the thrive hearing control app.

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