Hearing Aid Comparisons

From hearing needs to aesthetic appeal, there are many factors your hearing professional considers before recommending a specific device. Understanding the differences between hearing aid styles will help you and your practitioner choose the instrument that’s right for you.

Intuitively connects to your Apple® and Android™ devices via Bluetooth® technology and Starkey’s easy-to-use Thrive™ Hearing app. Thrive offers additional features designed to enhance your listening experience anywhere you go, and help you easily enjoy everything you do.

Livio is designed to be effective in even the noisiest environments, comfortable in loud settings, and quiet in quiet settings. It also provides newly enhanced clarity of speech. Livio hearing aids work seamlessly with accessories and your favorite digital devices to help you connect to your world, and to:  

  • Deliver superior sound quality, listening clarity, more natural hearing and effortless transitions Hearing Reality is a new standard in clarity and comfort  
  • Preserve peace and quiet while amplifying the important things, and help you better understand conversations 
  • Stream phone calls, music and messages directly from your smartphone to your hearing aids  
  • Offer remote programming so your hearing care professional can make minor adjustments without an office visit

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)
Small discreet and quick to fit. Perfect for many first-time hearing aid wearers.

•Comfortable open fit
•Sleek design barely visible when worn
•For mild to severe hearing loss
•Variety of color options available
•Available in regular and Absolute Power
•Available in 312 and 13 battery sizes*

Behind The Ear (BTE)

Mini BTE

•Smallest BTE model
•First-ever touch control panel
•No hard-to-use buttons or dials
•Discreet design
•For moderate to severe hearing loss
•Variety of color options available

Power Plus BTE 

  • Offers greater amplification compared to smaller, in-the-ear instruments
  • No hard-to-use buttons or dials
  • First-ever touch control panel
  • Discreet design
  • For moderate to severe hearing loss
  • Variety of color options available

In-The-Canal (ITC)

•For mild to mildly severe hearing loss
•Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid
•Custom-made for you
•Also available in light brown, medium brown, chestnut and dark brown skin tones

In-The-Ear (ITE)

•Easy to adjust
•For mild to severe hearing loss
•Custom-made for you
•Also available in light brown, medium brown, chestnut and dark brown skin tones

Information courtesy of Starkey Laboratories.

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