The Starkey Soundlens was the first invisible in canal (IIC) hearing aid commercially available, having been released in 2010, and Starkey have the most experience in making these tiny devices. Sitting deep in your ear canal, and genuinely invisible for most users, the Soundlens is a great solution for those wanting the most discrete hearing aid on the market.
The Muse i1600 series is the lower middle range model from Starkey, and contains the necessary technology to ensure easy listening in a wide variety of environments. Featuring an adaptive automatic primary program incorporating up to 6 situations, the hearing aids are well suited to an average lifestyle. Starkey hearing aids differ from other manufacturers by allowing most of their hearing aids to classify and adapt to up to 7 different environments. The difference between technology levels affects how much adaptation the hearing aid can do when it detects each environment. The i1600 level can apply noise reduction through 2 steps.
Hearing Aid Specifications
|Automatic Program||6 settings (premium)||6 settings (advanced)||5 settings (standard)||3 settings (essential)|
|Noise Reduction||premium (5 settings)||advanced (3 settings)||standard (2 settings)||essential (2 settings)|
|Wind Noise Management||premium (5 settings)||advanced (3 settings)||standard (2 settings)||standard (2 settings)|
|Car Program (reverse focus)||yes (premium)||yes (advanced)||yes (standard)||yes|
Cocktail Party (very narrow focus to reduce background noise)
|yes (premium)||yes (advanced)||yes (standard)||yes|