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Oticon Real vs Starkey Genesis AI

Check out our comparison of the Oticon Real vs Starkey Genesis AI. Listen to audio samples and see how the two hearing aids differ in terms of sound performance, features, accessories, and more.

Oticon Real
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Product Overview

Form Factor
RITE
RITE
User Rating
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Product Family
Retail Price
$6,859
$6,915

Sound Performance

Expert Choice
Sound Score
4.5
3.5
Speech in quiet
4.0
2.3
Speech in noise
2.6
1.2
My own voice
2.4
2.2
No feedback issues
4.0
5.0
Streaming quality
3.9
3.3

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Quiet Office
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Streaming Music
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
HearingTracker partners with HearAdvisor to provide recordings and performance data from an acoustic laboratory that follows the standard scientific procedures described in this whitepaper. All hearing aids are fitted and performance-tested for mild sloping to moderate hearing loss. All audio samples cutoff above 10kHz.

Hardware Features

Accelerometer
Yes
Bluetooth® Audio
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Disposable Batteries
Gyroscope
Yes
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Accessory required (Android)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
IP Rating (Liquid)
8
8
IP Rating (Solid)
6
6
Made For iPhone
Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Lowest iOS Version
15.3
Push Button
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
  • Power on/off
  • Accessory volume
  • Tinnitus volume
  • Edge Mode+
  • Manual Alert
Rechargeable Batteries
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Tap Controls
Tap Options
  • Play/Pause
  • Voice assistant
  • Edge Mode+
Telecoil
Yes
Yes
Volume Rocker
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant Coating
Yes

Software Features

AI Noise Removal
Neural Noise Suppression: 10 dB / 4 dB
  • Personalization
  • User Control
  • App Control
Adjustment Bands
24
24
Adjustment Synchronization
Ear-to-Ear Technology
Automatic Phone Program
AutoPhone
Autocoil and Autophone
Better Ear Focus
Better-Ear Priority
Directionality
  • Adaptive
  • Dynamic
  • Directional
Ear Simulation
Virtual Outer Ear: 3 configurations
Environmental Adaptation
Sound Manager
Expansion
Yes
4 levels
Extended Dynamic Range
Clear Dynamics
Extended bandwidth
Yes
Yes
Fall Detection
Fall Alert
Feedback Suppression
Feedback Shield
MoreSound Optimizer™
Feedback Canceller
Frequency Lowering
Speech Rescue™
Yes
Handling noise reduction
Wind & Handling Stabilizer
Listening Programs
4
4
Machine Learning
Yes
Machine Noise Reduction
E2E Machine Noise Adaptation: Up to 22 dB
New User Adaptation
Adaptation Management
Yes
Noise Reduction
Speech in Loud Noise Reduction
Speech in Noise Reduction: Up to 22 dB
Phone Ear Focus
Yes
Phone in Stereo
E2E Phone Streaming
Power On Delay
Yes
Yes
Processing Channels
64
64
Soft Speech Boost
Soft Speech Booster
Spatial Awareness
Spatial Sound™: 4 estimators
Spatial Noise Cancellation
Spatial Balancer: 100%
Stereo Audio Streaming
Stereo streaming (2.4 GHz)
Streaming Bass Boost
Bass Boost
Yes
Sudden Loud Noise Reduction
SuddenSound Stabilizer: 6 Configurations
Transient Noise Reduction: Up to 15 dB
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus SoundSupport™
Multiflex Tinnitus Pro
Unique Amplification Strategy
Environment configuration: 5 Options
MoreSound Amplifier™ 2.0
MoreSound Intelligence™ 2.0: Level 1
Sound Enhancer: 3 configurations
  • Consonant Enhancement
  • Voice AI
Wind Noise Reduction
Wind & Handling Stabilizer
Wind Reduction: Up to 35 dB

Accessories

3.5mm Line to Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
  • TV
Battery Charger
  • Oticon charger
  • SmartCharger
  • StarLink Charger
  • StarLink Premium Mini Charger
Bluetooth Streamer
  • ConnectClip
  • Remote Microphone +
CROS System
  • CROS PX
  • CROS
FM to Digital Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
Landline to Streaming
  • Phone Adapter 2.0
Remote Adjustments
  • Companion App
Remote Control
  • Remote Control 3.0
  • ConnectClip
  • Companion App
  • Remote
Remote Microphone
  • ConnectClip
  • Mini Remote Microphone
  • Remote Microphone +
  • Table Microphone
Smartphone App
  • On App
  • Companion App
  • My Starkey
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • ConnectClip
  • Remote Microphone +
TV Streamer
  • TV Adapter 3.0
  • TV
Telecoil Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +