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Starkey Genesis AI Invisible In Canal (IIC)

"As a professional fitting the Starkey Genesis AI IIC, I am genuinely impressed the device's advanced features, slick design, and consistent performance."
Starkey Genesis Ai Iic

Genesis AI IIC hiding in the shadows.

As an audiologist, I've had the opportunity to fit hundreds of patients with invisible hearing aids over the years. The new Starkey Genesis AI IIC, which was introduced with the Genesis AI product family in February 2023, is one of my favorites because of its discreet design, flexible power range, and use of AI technology.

Design and Fit

The Starkey Genesis AI IIC stands out for its exceptional design and bespoke custom fit. Genesis AI IIC is an invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aid that is tailored to the unique shape and size of the your ear canal—a mold of your ear is taken by the audiologist and sent to Starkey to facilitate manufacturing. This custom fit ensures a comfortable and secure placement, resulting in a discreet and natural-looking hearing aid.

Technology and Features

What truly sets the Starkey Genesis AI IIC apart is its integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. According to Starkey, the built-in AI constantly analyzes the listening environment and adapts the sound settings to provide an optimal listening experience. This advanced technology allows for seamless transition between different sound environments, improving speech understanding and reducing background noise.

Genesis AI makes up to 80 million adjustments per hour. This level of computational power ensures that the wearer receives the right amplification for their specific hearing loss and environment, according to Starkey.

Performance and User Satisfaction

Based on feedback from my patients, I can confidently say that Genesis AI delivers exceptional performance. Users have reported significant improvements in speech understanding, particularly in challenging listening situations such as noisy environments or group conversations.

Durability and Maintenance

In terms of durability, the Starkey Genesis AI IIC has proven to be reliable and sturdy. The acrylic material used in its construction provides a solid build that can withstand daily wear and tear. Additionally, its custom fit minimizes the risk of accidental damage due to dropping or bumping.

When it comes to maintenance, Genesis AI IIC requires regular cleaning and care, as with any other IIC device. However, my patients have found the device relatively easy to maintain on their own, and routine check-ups ensure that the hearing aid is functioning optimally.

The Verdict

As a professional fitting the Starkey Genesis AI IIC, I am genuinely impressed the device's advanced features, slick design, and consistent performance. The integration of AI technology allows for a truly personalized and adaptive listening experience, and this has led to my patients reporting improving speech understanding and overall sound quality.

I highly recommend the Starkey Genesis AI IIC to individuals seeking a discreet and technologically advanced hearing aid. Its custom fit and reliable performance make it a top choice for those who value both comfort and exceptional sound amplification.

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Matthew Allsop is the Video Content Manager at HearingTracker.  He has nearly two decades' experience in audiology, and has practiced in both the NHS and the private sector. He is accepting new patients at Harley Street Hearing in London.