The RIC 312 is the mainstream wireless RIC device from Starkey. It uses a 312 battery and has a programmable onboard volume control. In the latest Z series, this style has wireless bluetooth compatibility via the Surflink mobile, although uniquely in this industry it can be held in your hand or pocket, and doesn’t need to be worn around the neck. It comes in a variety of colours and can fit up to a severe hearing loss.
The i110 is the flagship technology level from Starkey. Featuring 16 channels for fine resolution of your hearing levels, the i110 also headlines Starkey’s newest Acuity adaptive directionality. 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 i110 level can apply noise reduction of up to 20dBand through 5 steps. Developed for an active user, these hearing aids are designed to cope with everything life can throw at them. Fully wireless and capable of streaming both external sounds and signals from each other, they have all of the latest features built in. For the person that wants the best, and who leads an active and social lifestyle, the i110 series will be very hard to beat.
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|