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Phonak Bolero M vs Starkey Genesis AI

Check out our comparison of the Phonak Bolero M 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.

Phonak Bolero M
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Product Overview

Form Factor
BTE-F
RITE
User Rating
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Product Family
Retail Price
$6,000
$6,915

Sound Performance

Sound Score
N/A
3.5
Speech in quiet
N/A
2.3
Speech in noise
N/A
1.2
My own voice
N/A
2.2
No feedback issues
N/A
5.0
Streaming quality
N/A
3.3

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
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Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Quiet Office
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Initial Fitting
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Streaming Music
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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
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Disposable Batteries
Battery Size
312
Gyroscope
Yes
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
IP Rating (Liquid)
8
8
IP Rating (Solid)
6
6
Made For iPhone
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
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
  • Personalization
  • User Control
  • App Control
Adjustment Bands
20
24
Adjustment Synchronization
QuickSync
Ear-to-Ear Technology
Audio Stream Mixer
Environmental Balance
Automatic Phone Program
EasyPhone
Autocoil and Autophone
Directionality
UltraZoom: Premium
  • Adaptive
  • Dynamic
  • Directional
Ear Simulation
Real Ear Sound
Echo Reduction
EchoBlock
Environmental Adaptation
AutoSense OS: 3.0
Sound Manager
Expansion
4 levels
Extended bandwidth
Yes
Fall Detection
Fall Alert
Feedback Suppression
WhistleBlock
Feedback Canceller
Frequency Lowering
SoundRecover2
Yes
Listening Programs
3
4
Machine Learning
Yes
Machine Noise Reduction
E2E Machine Noise Adaptation: Up to 22 dB
New User Adaptation
auto Acclimatization
Yes
Noise Reduction
NoiseBlock
Speech in Loud Noise Reduction
Speech in Noise Reduction: Up to 22 dB
Occlusion Reduction
AOV
Phone in Stereo
DuoPhone
E2E Phone Streaming
Power On Delay
Yes
Preference Adaptation
User Preference Tuning
Processing Channels
64
Spatial Noise Cancellation
SNR-Boost
Streaming Bass Boost
Yes
Sudden Loud Noise Reduction
SoundRelax
Transient Noise Reduction: Up to 15 dB
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus Balance
Multiflex Tinnitus Pro
Unique Amplification Strategy
  • Consonant Enhancement
  • Voice AI
Wind Noise Reduction
WindBlock
Wind Reduction: Up to 35 dB

Accessories

3.5mm Line to Streaming
  • Roger EasyPen
  • Remote Microphone +
  • TV
Accessory Connectivity
  • RogerDirect™
Battery Charger
  • StarLink Charger
  • StarLink Premium Mini Charger
Bluetooth Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +
CROS System
  • CROS
FM to Digital Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
Landline to Streaming
  • Roger Select™
Remote Adjustments
  • myPhonak App
Remote Control
  • myPhonak App
  • RemoteControl
  • Remote
Remote Mic Neckloop
  • Roger MyLink
Remote Microphone
  • Roger EasyPen
  • Roger Pen
  • Roger Select™
  • Roger Table Mic II
  • PartnerMic™
  • Roger On
  • Mini Remote Microphone
  • Remote Microphone +
  • Table Microphone
Remote Microphone (Mesh)
  • Roger EasyPen
  • Roger Table Mic II
Smartphone App
  • myPhonak App
  • My Starkey
Smartphone Streamer
  • Roger Select™
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • Roger Select™
  • Remote Microphone +
TV Streamer
  • Roger Select™
  • TV Connector
  • Roger On
  • TV
Telecoil Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +