The Starkey Muse hearing aids were released in 2016 and are powered by the new ‘Synergy’ platform. This platform runs on ‘900sync Technology’, a wireless system that can drastically improve understanding of phone conversations with ‘ear-to-ear streaming’.
The Muse is extremely customisable and comes in four different technology levels to suit any budget and hearing type, including the i2400, i2000, i1600, i1200 and i1000. The hearing aids come in an array of styles, including in the ear (ITE), in the canal (ITC), completely in canal (CIC), mini behind the ear (BTE), behind the ear (BTE), and various receiver in ear (RIC) styles.
The Muse is packed with excellent features, such as noise management and feedback cancellation. The Starkey Muse’s shell is also coated with the special ‘Nanoshield Technology’, making the surface moisture and wax resistant for durability.
The Muse is great for those people suffering from tinnitus at it contains special ‘Multiflex Tinnitus Technology’, which is standard feature across the range of devices, no matter the style best suited to your hearing loss or budget.
Available in various faceplate and shell colours, the options are endless with the ability to customise your device to your liking. Personalisation is a breeze with the ‘Acuity OS 2’ system and supported accessories, which increase client use due to intensified convenience and compatibility.
The issue of feedback is removed with the ‘WhistleFree Feedback Cancellation’ system, which acts to eliminate feedback before it becomes an issue, rather than dealing with it in present time. ‘Acuity Binaural Imaging’ is able to amplify the degree of the audio being received, providing a high definition experience to be fed to the client via their aids.
Starkey can make hearing a pleasant experience for all people once again, due to the ‘Acuity Lifescape Analyser’.
Alongside this platform runs ‘Acuity Voice’, which is a combination of voice identification and control of noise within a specific distance range. This calculation forms the ideal level of amplification for specific frequencies channels in order to improve the quality of sound, the intelligibility of speech in noise and the ease of listening to others. This technology is able to attack 7 sound classes over a variety of environments and therefore deliver a more refined adaption to sound.
Due to the level of speech sounds ranging at around 6 decibels, speech of this level is enhanced to allow better understanding and participation in all conversation due to ‘Acuity Directionality’, most ideal in scenarios where detecting speech can be a problem. ‘
Speech Shift’ increases the individual’s ability to understand speech cues of a high frequency buy replicating them in a lower frequency range with compression. This feature not only provides a clearer chain of sound but retains the quality of it simultaneously.
Suffers of both unilateral (one ear) and bilateral (both ears) hearing losses are catered to with these Muse models, as CROS and BiCROS systems are available.
The i2400 model is the most superior within the Muse range, providing the finest answer to all your hearing hiccups. The i2000 is viewed as the ‘advanced’ version, lacking the same number of channels as the i2400, but otherwise, a very capable machine.
The middle of the range i1600 includes all the standard features seen in the more superior models, however only 16 channels are included.
The i1200 and i1000 versions do lack the convenience of wireless technology and music optimisation, however provide a solid baseline product for those opting for a simpler, yet effective device.
Overall, the answer is simple, there will be a Muse model to match up with your hearing loss. Starkey offers a range of options to suit various budgets and lifestyle factors, so whether you are mad into music or keen on constant communication, this worldwide hearing aid manufacturer is sure to serve up an option to suit you.