Since the onset of COVID-19 and mask requirements, custom in-the-ear hearing aids have become increasingly popular. With nothing behind the ear, they don’t come off when removing a mask, glasses, or anything else around your ears.
Starkey’s premium custom product, the Livio 2400 in-the-ear hearing aid, has become very popular. This is due to it fitting in the ear, while still having features patients want, like rechargeability and phone connectivity.
This device comes in multiple sizes, including in-the-canal, which is the smallest option for this model, all the way up to a full-shell device which fills up the entire ear. A potential limitation is this hearing aid tends to run on the larger side, and is not the most discreet. The reason for this is the ability to put it on a charger, rather than changing batteries every few days. Also adding to the size is that it can communicate with a smartphone.
The Livio 2400 custom hearing aid does feature smartphone connectivity, meaning with compatible smartphones, the hearing aids can connect to an app to allow easy control of the hearing aids, and can stream media like phone calls and music! However, like most manufacturers, they are primarily compatible with iPhones. The do work with certain Androids, and that is expanding all the time. If Android phone connectivity is important, however, you may want to examine what your priorities are.
The Livio 2400 custom hearing aid has the sound quality we’ve come to expect from Starkey, with a focus on audibility and speech understanding. They are also very good at limiting feedback, or whistling from the hearing aids.
To find out more about the Livio 2400 custom hearing aid, contact Gardner Audiology at 800-277-1182 or gardneraudiology.com