So, this is a tricky one. I’m going to tell you about a hearing aid that actually works and is comfortable whilst wearing a face covering. I can only imagine what you think as a hearing aid user, especially if you rely on visual cues such as lip-reading. Masks have made life difficult for everyone, but especially for someone with a hearing loss but there is hope out there.
Starkey are no strangers to innovation when it comes to making hearing aids. They currently make, in my opinion, the most feature-rich hearing aids on the market.
The Livio AI series is a tech-lovers dream whilst also offering some super useful features for all users. For example, it can track things like your heart rate and how many steps you have taken, and also alert a nominated person if you fall. Livio also offers voice assistant integration and will translate languages to your preferred language live! It’s truly amazing.
Starkey has just released an addition to the Livio AI lineup, which is probably the most relevant hearing aid in the world today; it’s mask friendly.
The Livio AI Edge has an optional custom ear model (nothing behind your ear to get snagged on your mask) with all of the usual Livio goodies but it is also equipped with “edge mode for masks”. Edge Mode for masks delivers an on-demand boost for speech audibility with just a tap of your hearing aids.
If you have a hearing loss you will recognise just how much of a gamechanger this is in current times of the pandemic and covered faces.
Here’s what Starkey have to say about Livio AI Edge:
Face masks and social distancing make hearing harder than ever. Starkey hearing aids can help.
- Our custom hearing aids won’t get tangled or pulled off when wearing or removing face masks.
- Edge Mode for masks delivers an on-demand boost for speech audibility with just a tap of your hearing aids.
- Automatically optimises for social distancing and background noise.
I’m excited about this one. You should be too. How many times have you struggled to communicate with friends or pulled off your hearing aid with your mask if you’re a hearing aid user? I dare say that the answer to that is “all of the time at the moment”. Your answer to that question could change with Livio AI Edge.
Why not book in today for a free trial? It’s an Apple Watch for your ears!