Starkey Hearing Aids: What You Need To Know

by Alvin Toh - Date: 2007-10-05 - Word Count: 495 Share This!

Starkey Laboratories is one of the world's leading hearing aid manufacturers. Focused on customer service, they were the first company to provide a warranty and free trial period for hearing aid buyers. Starkey has locations in more than 24 countries and works with hearing specialists to determine the needs of each customer. Starkey makes a variety of different types of hearing aids to cater to all hearing aid wearer's needs. All current Starkey hearing aid models are digital.

Starkey offers the Destiny line of hearing aids. These come in a wide range of models and styles to fit any budget and hearing need. The Destiny 400 is an entry-level model, which works best in quiet environments. It eliminates feedback and offers a good digital option at an affordable price. It adjusts automatically for telephone communication and provides indicator tones when attention is needed such as battery replacement. The Destiny 400 adapts easily for each environment. It can be highly customized using a hearing specialist.

The Destiny 800 has all the features of the 400 plus more easily adapts to different environments. It is able to detect and identify different sounds as well as quiet and adjusts automatically.

The Destiny 1200 is well-suited to active wearers who often switch between different types of acoustic environments. It works well at sporting events as well as at home. It is designed to virtually eliminate feedback and enables the user to hear even subtle sounds.

The Destiny 1600 is the top of the line Starkey hearing aid. It uses Starkey-specific technology called nFusion, which is loaded with every state of the art feature possible. It has voice indicators to help understand tones. A built-in self-check provides diagnostic reports. It has immediate environmental adaptation, which allows the user to transition seamlessly between different types of environments.

New wireless solution products are also available to provide wireless connectivity with your hearing aid and your wireless or Bluetooth enabled electronic device such as cell phone or computer.

Starkey hearing aids come in styles to suit any hearing need. The type of device you need is determined by the type and level of your hearing loss. BTE - Behind the ear style sits just behind the ear. ITE - In the ear style sits just inside the ear. ITC - In the ear canal style is made to sit lower into the ear. CIC - Completely in the ear canal style slides deeper into the ear canal.

Before buying a hearing aid, consult with a hearing specialist who can determine the best type of hearing aid for your hearing loss. Of all the hearing aid styles, BTE is the most versatile and usually offer better hearing results. This style is making a big comeback, particularly in light of all the new technology that uses similar looking earpieces.

Besides Starkey, the other major manufacturers of hearing aids include Siemens, Beltone, Phonak, Widex and Oticon. It is good to shop around in order to find the hearing aid that suits your hearing needs, comfort, lifestyle and budget.

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