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 i2000 are at the upper middle segment for hearing aid technology featuring an array of technologies to provide great clarity and listening comfort in most situations. Featuring 20 processing channels and a highly adaptive automatic programme, the i2000 series is recommended for those with an active 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 i2000 level can apply noise reduction through 3 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|