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Philips HearLink vs Starkey Evolv AI

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

Philips HearLink
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Philips HearLink
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Starkey Evolv AI
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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
$1,499
$7,070

Sound Performance

Expert Choice
Untested
Sound Score
N/A
4.1
Speech in quiet
N/A
3.3
Speech in noise
N/A
2.1
My own voice
N/A
2.1
No feedback issues
N/A
4.7
Streaming quality
N/A
4.2

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
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Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Quiet Office
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Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Streaming Music
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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

Bluetooth® Audio
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Disposable Batteries
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
IP Rating (Liquid)
8
8
IP Rating (Solid)
6
5
Made For iPhone
Lowest iOS Version
14.0
Lowest iOS Version
11
Push Button
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
Rechargeable Batteries
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Tap Controls
Tap Options
  • Play/Pause
  • Voice assistant
Telecoil
Yes
Yes
Volume Rocker
Yes
Yes

Software Features

AI Noise Removal
Noise Reduction Mode: 4 options
Speech Clarifier: 3 options
Adjustment Bands
24
Adjustment Synchronization
Binaural Volume and Program Change
Directionality
Adaptive Directionality
Dynamic Directionality: 3 options
Fixed Directional
  • 24
E2E Directionality
Ear Simulation
Pinna Mode: 2 options
Environmental Adaptation
Environment Manager
Extended Dynamic Range
Yes
Extended bandwidth
10kHz
Fall Detection
Fall Alert
Feedback Suppression
Feedback Canceller
Feedback Control
Frequency Lowering
Yes
Frequency Lowering
Listening Programs
4
Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Machine Noise Reduction
E2E Machine Noise Adaptation: 4 options
Noise Reduction
Comfort Control: 4 options
Soft Noise Management
Phone in Stereo
E2E Phone Streaming
Processing Channels
Sound Imaging: 24
Spatial Noise Cancellation
Binaural Noise Management
Noise Control: 4 levels
Sudden Loud Noise Reduction
SoundProtect Transient Noise Reduction: 6 options
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus SoundSupport
Multiflex Tinnitus Pro
Unique Amplification Strategy
Edge Mode: Maximum
  • 24
Voice AI
Wind Noise Reduction
SoundProtect Wind Noise Management
E2E Wind Noise Management: 4 options

Accessories

3.5mm Line to Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
  • TV
Battery Charger
  • Standard Charger
  • Charger Plus
  • Charger
  • Mini Turbo Charger
Bluetooth Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +
CROS System
  • CROS MNR T R
FM to Digital Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Thrive App
Remote Adjustments
  • HearLink 2 app
  • Thrive App
Remote Control
  • AudioClip
  • HearLink 2 app
  • Remote Control
  • Remote
  • Thrive App
Remote Microphone
  • AudioClip
  • Remote Microphone +
  • Mini Remote Microphone
  • Table Microphone
Smartphone App
  • HearLink 2 app
  • Thrive App
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • AudioClip
  • Remote Microphone +
TV Streamer
  • TV Adapter
  • TV
Telecoil Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +