Starkey Livio Ai Hearing Aids Review: Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist

Starkey Livio Ai Hearing Aids Review. Starkey Livio Ai Listening to Support Overview. Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founding father of Utilized Listening to Options evaluations the brand new Starkey Livio Ai Listening to Aids.

Starkey Livio Ai Hearing Aids Review

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Starkey not too long ago launched a brand new listening to support that could be a mixture between listening to support and well being tracker. Resulting from overwhelming demand, I’ve lastly gotten round to reviewing the Livio Ai Listening to Support.

The Livio line of listening to aids replaces the earlier line of Starkey Halo gadgets. There are two separate gadgets, the Livio, and the Livio Ai. The Livio is available in 3 efficiency ranges. The Livio 2400, Livio 2000, and Livio 1600. The Livio Ai solely comes within the Premium 2400 stage.

So what are the largest enhancements of the Livio & Livio Ai gadgets over the Halo gadgets?

1. They now have entry to wi-fi equipment. It is a big enchancment over the Halo gadgets. With 2.4 GHz and NFMI, now you can achieve entry to a distant microphone and TV streamer whereas nonetheless with the ability to stream straight from a smartphone (iPhone solely).

2. Higher Noise Administration. Using NFMI permits these gadgets to speak with one another, which improves efficiency in background noise. Starkey claims as much as 50% higher noise discount in a dynamic noise atmosphere.

3. Higher App Customization. With a brand new 4 band equalizer, you’ll be able to modify Low, Mid, Excessive, and Extremely-Excessive amplification.

The Livio Ai listening to aids even have some further options that the Livio gadgets do not.

1. On-Board Sensors – Inertial Measurement Items (aka IMUs) cacn observe motion. This enables the listening to aids to trace Physique and Mind exercise. The intent is to maintain you extra Bodily lively and Socially engaged by monitoring your motion and communication. Since exercise and socialization are essential to lowering the chance of quite a lot of co-morbidities akin to Heart problems, Stroke, Diabetes, and Dementia, the extra transfer and socialize, the decrease your threat of those illnesses.

The Physique Rating tracks Steps, Bodily Exercise, and Motion for a complete rating of 100. The Mind Rating tracks Time sporting gadgets, Engagement with different individuals, and Energetic listening in several environments for a complete rating of 100. In complete, there are 200 Thrive factors that you should utilize to gauge your exercise and socialization.

2. Listening to Care Anyplace – Now you’ll be able to have changes made to your gadgets with out going to see your listening to care supplier. You simply must submit a request and await the modifications.

3. Translation – That is the best listening to support function in these gadgets. The app can translate speech from quite a lot of completely different languages. It should then ship this to your listening to aids so you’ll be able to hear speech in no matter language you like.

4. Fall detection – Since these gadgets have on-board sensors, you’ll be able to observe falls. Since people with listening to loss additionally are likely to fall extra, why would not you wish to observe this. Ultimately it may present extra info on how one can forestall falls sooner or later. Undecided how useful this info could be, however I am to see the place Starkey goes with this.

Even with all these nice further options, even the Livio Ai listening to aids want Actual Ear Measurement to carry out at their optimum stage. If you wish to study extra about REM, watch my video right here:

Total, the Livio Ai gadgets are spectacular, however there are some things I am not a fan of.

1. Streaming high quality – The audio high quality of iPhone streaming is poor. It doesn’t matter what changes I made to the software program, I could not get something to sound good.

2. Not Rechargeable – Starkey has lithium battery know-how, nevertheless they did not put it into these listening to aids. I perceive there’s concern about battery life as a consequence of fixed streaming calls for, however the pattern is to go extra rechargeable over time, not much less.

3. Worth – The Livio Ai is the one costliest listening to support to buy from any listening to support producer. Which means it is going to probably be the costliest listening to support that you could purchase. It raises the query: how essential are the Livio Ai options to you?

Negatives apart, the Starkey Livio Ai listening to aids are a formidable piece of know-how. So if you’re the kind of particular person who is de facto tech savvy or into well being monitoring, it’s possible you’ll wish to ask in regards to the Starkey Livio Ai listening to aids the subsequent time you see your listening to care supplier.


39 thoughts on “Starkey Livio Ai Hearing Aids Review: Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist”

  1. Great Video ,First time I have found quality info for my hearing aids. I am amazed that the VA where I get my H/A give out what you state are the most expensive on the market. I have the Livio AI. am I to understand that if Livio comes out in support of the Fall detection if be available as a software upgrade, perhaps through my Audiologist? Thanks for the great video.

  2. How you compare this with kirland 9
    I just got K9, 2 months back after checking your video and its working awesome. But I would also like to try different brands so that I can understand what I am missing. Thank you Dr!

  3. Starkey should be focusing on the stuff that really matters like there microphone covers they suck we need more moisture proof hearing aids and I put my 2 starkey hearing aids in a hearing aid dryer it cooked them yeah it ruined them it melted the internal parts wow ok cost me a x 980 bucks to get fixed after I paid 5500 for the pair

  4. I am trialing my starkly ai hearing aids but not sure what to do? Catch 22

    I know I need hearing aids but I cannot stand having amplified sound in my ears. According to my Audiologist I’m border line. My low frequencies hearing is fine.

    They said they will try a smaller receiver. But it’s the receiver that causes me the itchy ness and shivers

    I have high frequency loss 2KHz plus. The Thrive equaliser how does that work? I need speech clarity. I cannot find any guidance on how to fine tune it is very frustrating and causes me a lot of agitation. I just want to give up the entire trail.

    Please help!! I have the Livio AI 1600

  5. I came home with my Livio AI 2400 Rechargeable Digital today! What a difference. Yes, they are my first pair of hearing aids. And wow!!! I’m excited and so much functionality like language translation, and fall reporting and Steps taken, time standing…. The list goes on and on.

  6. I am trying to ditch my iPhone to use an Apple Watch (Series 6 cellular) for my hearing devices. I THINK I will need a specific watch app for this. On the go with an Apple watch & Starkey Livio(s) seem very cool and functional. Can Starkey do this? What about the app?

  7. Dr. Cliff, I just got a set of used livio’s 1200, my brother in law had. He passed away. Do I need to get them programmed to me? If so how do I go about doing that. Thank for you videos very informative.

  8. Ok, I am confused. I was recently sold Livio 1200, 312. Was told it could help me "find" hearing aids if lost and pair with cell and TV, if I switch to iphone or get a Samsung 10 Android.( looking at online now and it says it uses Android 9.0 Pie ? whatever that means…) It looks like in this video that I would need even a more expensive model to work? I am so frustrated. We are now on a Soc. Sec. budget and this looks like Livio1200 will not work with cells.??? HElp please.

  9. Saludos desde México sería tan amable en decirme cual es el modelo exacto de aparato auditivo más potente actualmente para perdida profunda ya que padezco perdida profunda de ambos oidos y ya busque en varias marcas y ninguno da cobertura a mi perdida ya que solo oigo más fuerte pero no entiendo las palabras . Quiero saber cual es lo mejor de ustedes a ver si con ese si logro escuchar bien y entender mi pérdida va así : del lado izquierdo en la audiometría que dice db empieza en el 20 y luego hacia la derecha va bajando hasta llegar el número 120 creo dice Htz

  10. Wish I had met you before.just was Fitted with Livio Ai am a fit 80 but not good with computers
    Shall I continue with the struggles to learn the tricks.?
    Would it be better to get the one behind the ear.?
    Not sure if real ear measurements were done
    Please advise
    Love your videos

  11. I recently got these hearing aids. They are doing a very well. They worked better for my hearing loss then Oticon opn. I thank you for this information it was a good start to talk to my Audiologist’s.

  12. I have the Starkey Livio AI but although I have been told that the battery will last a good ten hours I feel that the reception , even with the streamer, is not acceptable. I was told that because it is a cross, the battery will not be as good because of the transmitter. Is that so?
    I also found that streaming straight from my iPhone is better.

  13. I hear all the sounds and also hear almost everything in simple tone (person to person) but when we talk in a group,or i am attending an lecture where professor speaks i dont understand their words

  14. John Bishop, I am so sorry for the rude response you were given when asking Cliff to slow his speech down. As a Doctor of Audiology and a Speech Language Therapist myself with over 22 years experience, I commened you in taking the initiative and requesting what your communication needs are. One of the first things an Audiologist or Speech Therapist teaches their patients is to be proactive and request what they need to help with their communication. I am sincerely disappointed that any Audiologist, even one as new to to the field as Cliff Olsen would ignore your request for assistance. Please do not judge the rest of the Audiology community and their compassion for each individual's needs based on the response for assistance you received here. Good luck with your search for improving your auditory needs and please continue to be assertive in your communication requirements. Well done sir.

  15. I just got my Livio 2400's yesterday that replace my previous Starkey's that I bought 6 years ago. I did not specifically buy the AI. I didn't want the rechargeable batteries (EVERY rechargeable battery I have ever had goes bad). I also don't really need the other features since I have an Apple Watch. I have an iPhone Xs Max and I have zero issues with streaming. The technology that the Livio uses seems to be much better than my old hearing aids (I have no complaints with the old ones). The physical size of the Livio are just a bit smaller than my old ones. I have no problem with buying 312 batteries. I buy 60 at a time from Amazon (Duracell) for about $22. they last me about 6 months.

  16. Hi Dr. Cliff. I am about to order a set of the Starkey 2400RT, that is, rechargeable with telecoil – for those not familiar with “RT.” The dealer updated my audiogram and did the impressions for customized ear molds – and he assured me of real ear measurements, thanks to your advice. However, I need a bit of additional help. 1) The dealer tells me that with the telecoil, these devices are compatible with direct streaming of sound to them in any setting with a loop. I want to get your verification in this regard. 2) Also, he says I can get a clip-on microphone to ask professors/speakers to use in a large setting, like a lecture hall or conference center. I figure that this is the same function as the Phonak Roger pen, correct? 3) I overlooked asking about a tinnitus feature in the 2400. Is there such a feature? One last thing – 4) He said the 2400 works better with an iPhone, but I have a Samsung 8S and I have a sizeable balance stillI and prefer not to invest in an iPhone right now. Any advice in this regard? I am financing a major part of the cost, for these devices, so I want to be extra sure I am getting every benefit for the dollar. Thank you very much for your time and help.

  17. I have had my Starkey Livio Ai hearing aids for several weeks now and I am disappointed in them so far. I don't know whether it's the hearing aids or the app (Thrive hearing aid controls) that is the problem. Have you heard any other complaints about this app? I have the apple compatible app and my major complaint is power consumption and Bluetooth erratic behavior. Is there a way to use these hearing aids without the control app?

  18. 📍📍📍 Much appreciate your excellent Starkey Livio Ai review. Surprise, surprise — Last week, I had an appointment with the V.A. audiologist, just for a hearing test — well that and I was hoping for 'back-up' hearing-aids. You see, I bought a pair of Starkey Halo's about 2 years ago and they are still good, but . . . What I was expecting to receive would be cheep generic hearing-aids — what the V.A. ordered for me was the STARKEY LIVIO Ai. RECHARGEABLE hearing aids. 'THE' top of the line. I didn't know anything about the Livio — Ai or otherwise. Fact is, I was unaware about even the real-time language translation feature. Yes, I am very pleased with the Veterans Administration Healthcare — almost makes the year in Vietnam, worth the it — almost. 😑

  19. This is interesting. My comment is about the video, not the hearing aid. Dr. Cliff speaks a bit too quickly for me, so I went to the tools icon on the video and slowed him down to .75 of the original. Ahhh, much easier to follow!

  20. I decided to go with the Livio AI in spite of the potential issues with streaming. Hopefully I won’t regret it. There are a couple of reasons. One is that they have CROS and are available in lithium rechargeable. There are very few options when you need both of these things: just Phonak and Starkey I believe. The Phonak Marvel isn’t available with the cross option, and the only way to get Bluetooth streaming on the older Audeo model is to carry around that silly Com Pilot thing. The Livio has iPhone streaming direct from the aids, and android streaming through the remote mic. To get a remote mic to work with the Phonak Audeo, I would also need to also use the Com Pilot. I will also be able to use the Starkey app with my Android phone without the Com Pilot. It’s also a better app. If the Phonak Marvel had CROS comparability it would be a different story.

    The remote mic is similar to the Phonak Roger pen. It is directional when worn vertically with a lanyard, and omnidirectional when placed flat, like in the middle of the table. Like the Roger, it can also stream hard-wired signals with a micro-USB to 3.5mm audio adapter cable. To use the Phonak Audeo with the Roger, you have to use not only the Com Pilot, but also the Roger FM receiver plugged into the Com Pilot. The Starkey external mic will also accept the FM plug that the Roger FM receiver uses, so it is just as easy to use the Roger accessories with the Starkey Livio as it is with the Phonak Audeo. Again. If the Phonak Marvel had a CROS option, it would be a completely different situation. The Starkey remote mic also has a t-coil built into it for loop systems. The Phonak Audeo has a t-coil receiver in the CROS unit.

    I was all ready to get the Livio i2400 without the AI feature until I found out about the transcription feature. I do video work and when I meet with a client, I hate taking notes, but I have to keep track of all sorts of details so I do. The transcription feature can potentially make my life a heck of a lot easier. I do expect it to be buggy at first, but that is something that should improve with revisions. I wouldn’t spend that much money for the other features, but transcription of conversations without setting up a recorder pushed me over the edge. It will be fun to play with and I will enjoy seeing it evolve.

    One last thing. Because of my one sided hearing, I am only purchasing the AI version for my good ear. I wasn’t sure if having one AI unit would give the complete benefits of the AI version, so I called Starkey tech support and talked to an engineer who assured me that it would work the same with just one. Since they cost about 1k more each, that is 1k instead of 2k, which was easier to swallow. With two functioning ears, you would have issues with translating or transcribing only working from the AI side if you just had one AI unit. With the CROS system, all I am giving up is tap control on the CROS side.

  21. You can also turn this hearing aid into a headset for work purposes. You just need an PLX MDA220 and a SSP2714-01 dongle. This will work on virtually any phone that is not cordless. Thought it was worth Sharing.

  22. I purchased Starkey Livio 2400 HA's and like the sound quality compared to my old Siemens Motion S HA's. However, I have an Essential PH-1 Android 9 phone and cannot connect to any app that interfaces or connects to the Livio 2400 HA's. Is there a way to adapt the iPhone connect features on my Android phone or are there any plans that you know of to provide this Android capability in the future? Thank you


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