Starkey Livio Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

70% score based on 10 reviews

About Starkey Livio

Starkey Livio and Livio AI are Made-For-iPhone hearing aids that are the successors to Starkey's Halo iQ family of hearing aids. The Livio AI (the top technology version of Livio) introduces a number of new features, primarily driven by the inclusion of an accelerometers and Thrive Hearing Control, a new smartphone app. 

New features found in Livio AI

  • Thrive Hearing Control - The Livio AI model has exclusive access to the wellness tracking, activity tracking, brain health tracking, and language translation functions within the smartphone app. 
  • Tap Control - The wearer can tap near their ear to make changes in the hearing aid.

New features found in both Livio and Livio AI

  • Telehealth Service - Allows the hearing care provider to "troubleshoot and improve the patient experience by delivering programming adjustments directly to a patient’s smartphone and hearing aids with no need for them to stop in."
  • Thrive Hearing Control - All versions of Livio have access to a hearing aid finder function, iOS audio streaming for phone calls and multimedia audio, hearing aid remote control, personalized listening programs, geo-tagged listening programs, hearing aid audio notifications, adaptive car mode, and accessory control.

Starkey Livio Models

Starkey Livio RIC 312

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Starkey Livio RIC 312

7 reviews

Release Date: 27 August 2018

The Starkey Livio RIC 312 has a dedicated volume control, water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP58, uses size 312 hearing aid batteries, is Android compatible, and is Made For iPhone.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP58
  • Phone Compatibility:
Starkey Livio BTE 13

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Starkey Livio BTE 13

0 reviews

Release Date: 27 August 2018

The Starkey Livio BTE 13 has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, uses size 13 hearing aid batteries, is Android compatible, and is Made For iPhone.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Phone Compatibility:
Starkey Livio RIC R

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Starkey Livio RIC R

3 reviews

Release Date: 07 January 2019

The Starkey Livio RIC R has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP58, rechargeable batteries, is Android compatible, and is Made For iPhone.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP58
  • Phone Compatibility:

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Starkey Livio Model Comparison

Starkey Livio RIC 312 Starkey Livio BTE 13 Starkey Livio RIC R
Starkey Livio RIC 312 Starkey Livio BTE 13 Starkey Livio RIC R
Rating
76%

7 reviews

0%

0 reviews

57%

3 reviews

Android Compatibility
Bluetooth® Audio Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
Disposable Batteries Battery Size
312
Battery Size
13
IP Rating (Liquid) 8 8 8
IP Rating (Solid) 5 6 5
Made For iPhone Lowest iOS Version
11
Lowest iOS Version
11
Lowest iOS Version
11
Rechargeable Batteries Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Telecoil
Volume Control
Water Resistant Coating
Downloads
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Starkey Livio Technology Level Comparison

Starkey Livio 1600 Starkey Livio 2000 Starkey Livio 2400 Starkey Livio AI
Price $ $$ $$$ $$$$
Rating
50%

1 review

0%

0 reviews

72%

4 reviews

73%

5 reviews

Tinnitus Relief
Directional Processing
Number of channels
16 20 24 24
E2E Machine Noise Adaptation
Machine Noise Reduction Strength
1 option 2 options 4 options 4 options
E2E Wind Noise Management
Wind Noise Reduction Strength
1 option 2 options 4 options 4 options
Environment Manager
Fall Alert
Feedback Control
Frequency Lowering
Heart Rate Measurement
Unavailable for RIC 312
Unavailable for BTE 13
Machine Learning
Noise Control
Noise reduction strength
1 level 2 levels 4 levels 4 levels
Speech Optimization
Processing channels
16 20 24 24

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Starkey Livio Accessories

Charger

Charger

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Compatible Aids

Mini Remote Microphone

Mini Remote Microphone

Functions

  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

Mini Turbo Charger

Mini Turbo Charger

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Compatible Aids

Remote

Remote

Functions

  • Remote Control

Remote Microphone +

Remote Microphone +

Functions

Thrive App

Thrive App

Functions

TV

TV

Functions

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Starkey Livio Videos

Welcome to the Hearing Revolution
Starkey Livio Video

Welcome to the Hearing Revolution

27 August 2018

The hearing revolution has arrived. Livio AI, the world’s first hearing aid with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, is available now!...

Livio™ AI – the first hearing aid to track brain and body health
Starkey Livio Video

LivioTM AI – the first hearing aid to track brain and body health

28 August 2018

Introducing Livio™ AI from Starkey, the world’s first hearing aid that tracks brain and body health using integrated sensors and artificial...

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Starkey Livio Reviews

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Review the Starkey Livio

Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
Benefit in Noise
Benefit on the Phone
Clear and Natural
Music Improvement
Physical Comfort
Reliability
Feedback
Hearing Improvement
Value
Member
Member 21 September 2019

Returned due to pain and frustration, some of which was caused by my personal over estimation of results.

Anonymous
Anonymous 06 August 2019

Cant get both to connect. They were connected. I am using a Samsung 8

Anonymous
Anonymous 15 July 2019

It is frustrating after 3 years of use.

Chris O
Chris O 29 May 2019

big adjustment to initial settings. I am able to make custom profiles in phone and those have done well but there are limited settings.

Member
Member 22 January 2019

These are my fourth set of hearing aids. I have previously had in-the-canal aids from Phonak and Oticon. These Starkey Livio AI RIC 312 2400 hearing aids have completely changed my hearing and the way I wear my hearing aids. With the ITC aids in the past I was reluctant to wear them all the time because of the occlusion sounds of my own voice, the need to carry around a separate remote control, the tinny sounds of many peoples voices, whistling sounds from the aids, echoing, and other issues. I have experienced none of those issues with these new hearing aids. After being fitted by the audiologist to sync the aids to specific hearing loss, the Thrive app gives complete adjustability of the hearing aids for different situations, environments, and noise levels. With stored memory, I can change the settings on my phone with one click to fit the situation I am in. They are comfortable and I often forget I am wearing them. The sounds are very natural compared to my old hearing aids. Adjustability includes an equalizer for different sound frequencies, wind, microphone direction, noisy environments, and more. They work well streaming music and talking on the phone where the sounds are transmitted directly to the aids. Average battery life for me is 5 days. The added ability to mute them without taking them out or turning off is a plus when I am in situations to loud to adjust the volume or when I need to wear over-the-ear hearing protection (I work in a shop). I also have the TV streamer which works well but does give some echoing if the volume is up on the TV while also streaming to the aids. Adjusting the sound volumes and equalizer in the app seemed to eliminate some of those issues. The language translator works well but takes some practice to use effectively.

Member
Member 05 January 2019

I think the audiologist is key. The hearing aid MUST fit correctly, and you MUST clean them routinely. We tried different cones (the tips) until we found ones that were not only comfortable, but improved sound. The sizes of the ones in my left and right ear are different!

Patrick K
Patrick K 20 December 2018

It is somewhat of a surprise to hear all of the things I have been missing in the past. It has taken a few days to get used to hearing at a different level.

Member
Member 11 July 2019

I had Phonak for ten years and they were fine. I decided with all the new technology that is out today I should upgrade my hearing aids. I have tried Starkey and Oticon. The Starkey are constantly whistling in my hear. The Oticon were fine until I tried adjusting them with the app on my iphone. I basically could not adjust them at all. I almost done with my thirty day trial with the Starkey and at this point I am not sure what to do. I know that hearing aids are not perfect and can help to a certain point, but when I put them on and don't hear any difference in the sound of the television, something is wrong. Do audiologists favor certain brands more then others? For some reason, I think the person I am working with now favors Starkey. Do they get a kickback from certain companies?

Member
Member 11 July 2019
I am in a similar position as yourself. I have had ITE Phonak aids for 5 years and about to buy Livio 2400. However, I’ve stopped in my tracks with the same question you have. I was only introduced to Starkey, with a hard sell on the Livio 2400.  I realize that although I have had Starkey aids before the Phonak aids, I want to explore the Marvel before going further. But I, too, am concerned whether dealers get kickbacks for pushing a brand and whether they are putting the client’s hearing needs ahead of profits. I had confidence in the place I’ve been using, but now not quite ad much. Good question for Dr. Cliff Olson, audiologist, on YouTube. Check him out.
Member
Member 11 July 2019 Replied to Member

My original post was from a few months ago.  I now have the Phonak Marvel with T-coil. On a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the highest, I feel the Phonak are a 10 and Starkey a 3.  I can actually hear people when they talk to me.  I can hear my grandchildren when they call me from another room.   Occasionally, I will lower the volume when I find they are too loud, but as we know, hearing helpers are not perfect.  They help you hear!    

Member
Member 26 October 2018

Would be better if the language translator worked better with Android phone everything else is great

Stephen B
Stephen B 16 October 2018

so far after the first pair problem this pair is working great.

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Stephen B
Stephen B 16 October 2018
I have been wearing the Livio AI for about 3 weeks this is my 2nd pair the first ones the Left aid was locking up my Iphone. Since the replacement it has been great the audio is very clear and the interaction with the iphone has been good. this is my 2nd pair of hearing aids first RIC these are very comfortable and easy to take care of. The battery life has been about 6 days with a good mix of general use and streaming music.  
Member
Member 18 November 2018 Replied to Stephen B

How are they in noisy environments?

Nathan
Nathan 18 July 2019 Replied to Stephen B
What do you mean locking up your IPhone?  I have been wearing a pair of the AI's for 6 weeks now and occasionally they fail to connect to my IPhone, sometimes one or the other sometimes both.  It is not due to being connected by blue tooth to another device, I learned that lesson the first week.
Stephen B
Stephen B 18 July 2019 Replied to Nathan
The lockup of the phone was a problem with the unit and was resolved with a replacement as for not connecting I also have the same problem 1 or both won’t connect and I will have to go into phone settings and forget and re-pair to get the thrive app to work again haven’t gone back to the place of purchase to see if there is a fix yet 
Member
Member 05 January 2019
I think they work very well. The app gives you a great deal of control over the environment, including a one-touch button to limit background noise, which works very well. I have mine pre-programmed for Normal, Restaurant, Auditorium (for group meetings in a large room), plus it has the ability to adjust direction, background noise, loudness, wind. You also can add your own custom programs for your own listening environment. The app tells you how much battery power is left. I typically get 5-6 days depending on how much I use them to listen to music, or am on my iPhone with them. And yes, it streams directly from the iphone to both ears. Are they "great" for recorded music? No - headphones are better, BUT, they are fine to just stream music and answer your phone, if you don't have or want to use a earpiece. I used to have problems in a group of people - no more. Also issues in a courtroom - no more. In an auditorium, with a presenter - no more. Expensive, but I think worth it.
Member
Member 28 March 2019

My hearing loss falls in the severe to profound part of the curve so I needed an aid with a power receiver embedded in a custom earmold. After dumping a top of the line Resound Linx 3D because it sounded crappy to me I ordered a Starkey Livio 2400 with the rechargeable option. I just got fitted a couple of days ago but so far it sounds much better than the Resound did. The quality of music even in the normal mode just blows me away. The gain of the receiver has plenty of headroom to allow me to boost the volume when I need it but I haven't really needed much boost so far. I'll update my comments if my opinion changes. BTW, I haven't submitted a formal review since there is no way to indicate that I have the rechargeable version of the Livio 2400. Since I am deaf in one ear I only have one aid.

Bernie
Bernie 28 June 2019 Replied to Member

This sounds almost identical to my hearing problem.  I'm deaf in my left ear and currently wearing a Starkey Muse iQ aid with a custom ear mold in my right ear.  About a month or so ago my hearing rapidly started getting worse and my audiologist kept increasing the gain in the hearing aid until he couldn't go any further because of feedback (in spite of the custom ear mold) and because the audio was getting distorted.  My hearing kept getting worse and I went to a hospital emergency room to find out more of what was happening to me.  They did an MRI of my head and found that I had liquid in my middle ear and in the mastoid bone that pressurized the eardrum to the point that it could barely vibrate in response to sounds.  They referred me to an ENT (ear nose and throat) doctor who did many additional tests and an additional CT scan.  After a couple more visits, the ENT installed a drainage tube into my eardrum and during the installation procedure I suddenly began hearing him talking to his assistant.  I couldn't wear my Starkey Muse hearing aid for a while until the drainage began to subside and then the aid was way too loud.  My audiologist reduced the gain but the frequency response still isn't so good.  I'm now interested in upgrading to the Livio Ai hearing aid because it is compatible with the "Thrive" app and my iPhone.  I would appreciate comments from anyone that is using that combination. 

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