Starkey Hearing Technologies Revolutionizes Hearing Industry with "Made for Life" Hearable and Wearable Solutions
Introducing Muse™, Halo™ 2 Made for iPhone®, SoundLens® Synergy® Hearing Aids and New SurfLink® Accessories Available on March 1
MINNEAPOLIS (March 1, 2016) — Starkey® Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, will release the company’s most advanced hearing solutions to date on Tuesday, March 1. Powered by our all-‐new Synergy platform and Acuity™ OS operating system, our “Made for Life” launch includes the next generation of Made for iPhone hearing aids, Halo 2; a wireless Invisible-‐In-‐ the-‐Canal hearing aid, SoundLens Synergy and a new family of 900sync™ hearing aids—Muse.
“Starkey has long been a pioneer and an innovator in the hearing industry. With this powerful new suite of hearable solutions, we’re continuing to redefine the way people hear, communicate and connect,” Starkey Hearing Technologies Chief Technical Officer Tim Trine said. “Synergy offers patients comprehensive listening enjoyment with high-‐definition audibility.”
Halo 2, Muse and SoundLens Synergy are also packed with our best-‐in-‐class performance features including next-‐generation feedback cancellation, adaptive noise management and directionality, Surface™ Nanoshield moisture and wax repellent, Starkey’s patent-‐pending Multiflex Tinnitus Technology and more.
Synergy Platform and Acuity OS
The Synergy platform features quad core twin compressor technology and works with Acuity OS to binaurally process, classify and adapt multiple sounds imultaneously, so that speech is crisp, ambient sound is natural and music is rich and immersive. Synergy features five times the processing power of previous platforms, an expanded dynamic range and channel processing with up to 24 channel adjustment.
Synergy also features a unique music prescription developed with input from both professional musicians and current hearing aid wearers. Designed to accommodate music’s dynamic acoustics and spectral characteristics, these new features ensure musical listening is clear, crisp and enjoyable. A higher sampling rate also extends the hearing aid’s bandwidth up to 10kHz, enabling music to sound richer and fuller.
Muse 900sync Technology Hearing Aids and Muse CROS System
Powered by our 900sync wireless technology, Synergy platform and Acuity OS, Muse is a full line of hearing aids that offers an ultra high-‐definition audio experience and SurfLink connectivity. Providing patients with the most natural and coordinated hearing experience yet, Muse also offers custom and standard styles including our next generation, slender micro receiver-‐in-‐the canal (RIC) 312 with a telecoil and our smallest, slimmest mini behind-‐the-‐ear (BTE) 312.
The Muse product family also features our new wireless CROS system. The CROS system provides ultra high-‐definition audio and ear-‐to-‐ear phone streaming with quality, clarity and consistency of sound to patients with single-‐sided hearing loss. A BiCROS solution is also available and can benefit patients with little to no hearing in one of their ears and hearing loss in their better ear.
Starkey Hearing Technologies has long been the industry pioneer in custom, invisible hearing products. Powered by our 900sync technology, the SoundLens Synergy Invisible-‐In-‐the-‐Canal (IIC) hearing aids provide patients with wireless connectivity through their phone or any other Bluetooth™ device.
Halo 2 Made for iPhone
Powered by our TruLink™ 2.4 GHz wireless hearing technology, Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aids enable connectivity with iPhone, iPad®, iPod touch®, Apple Watch®, and select Android™ devices, providing ultra high-‐definition audio experiences and allowing patients stay connected to the people and things they love most.
Halo 2’s release is accompanied by the latest version of the TruLink Hearing Control app, TruLink 3.0. With TruLink and Halo hearing aids, patients can wirelessly stream* phone calls, music, media and more, control hearing aid volume and memories, create personalized and geotagged hearing aid memories, adjust sound settings in any environment and locate lost or misplaced Halo devices. Additionally, two features are new to TruLink Hearing Control 3.0:
- NEW Tinnitus Treatment: Integrated controls allow users to control the volume and modulation rate of the Multiflex Tinnitus Technology.
- NEW Real-‐Time Notifications: Lets users hear email, calendar, message and social notifications directly through their Halo 2 hearing aids. *
(*Only with Apple® devices)
Designed to provide patients with remote hearing aid control capabilities, enhanced listening in difficult environments, and wireless streaming without an intermediary or worn device, Starkey SurfLink accessories seamlessly connect with Muse and SoundLens Synergy hearing aids. The high-‐powered SurfLink Media 2 device enables patients to listen to any media device directly to their hearing aids, while the discreet, lightweight SurfLink Remote Microphone enhances one-‐on-‐one conversations.
About Starkey Hearing Technologies
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 4,600 people and operates 21 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. For more information, visit http://www.starkey.com.
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