Starkey Hearing Technologies Deliver A Hearing Revolution
Introducing Livio AI
Starkey Hearing Technologies is delighted to introduce the world’s first Healthable™ hearing aid with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Livio™ AI is a multi-purpose device that redefines what a hearing aid can do. It’s a revolutionary hearing aid that provides both superior sound quality and the ability to track body and brain health.
Until now, there has never been a device that tracks physical activity and cognitive health as measured by hearing aid use in social situations. Most fitness tracking devices use the wrist, but the ear provides far more accurate data – in fact, it’s the ideal spot for reliable tracking, and Livio AI is the first-ever device to take advantage of that.
Hear Better. Live Better.
It’s been proven hearing health is directly connected to overall health and well-being. People who are able to hear can engage with the world around them and live better and healthier lives.
Hearing loss has been linked to several chronic disabling conditions like cognitive decline, diabetes, heart disease, dementia and more (4).
The good news is that growing research shows treating hearing loss can improve or limit the risk of some of these serious conditions, including dementia (5). In fact, a 2017 study revealed that treating hearing loss is the single greatest change a person can make to lower their risk of dementia.(1)
Hearing aid wearers have an easier time socialising and enjoying group activities. This can help stave off potential dementia by keeping the brain busy.
Music listening also boosts cognitive functions such as attention, communication and memory.(2) Hearing aids – especially those offering wireless audio streaming – allow listeners to enjoy those positive health benefits.
Evidence also shows monitoring physical activity can provide great benefits to patients by encouraging even more active behaviour.(3)
Livio AI lets people of all ages take a proactive approach to their overall wellness. Sensors inside the hearing aids detect movement, activities and different gestures. The hearing aids then communicate with each other, and with multiple accessories, to deliver meaningful benefits beyond traditional amplification. You will not only hear better, but live better thanks to real-time feedback about your overall body and cognitive fitness.
Key features of Livo AI
A word from Starkey:
Right now Starkey Hearing Technologies is leading the industry in technology and is proud to announce that Livio AI, the world’s first multi-purpose hearing aid, has earned a place on TIME’s 2019 list of best inventions in the accessibility category. A widely recognized and prestigious designation, this list highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.
1. Frankish, H. & Horton, R. (2017, July). Dementia prevention, intervention and care. The Lancet, 390(10113).
2. Schellenberg, E. G., Nakata, T., Hunter, P.G., Tamoto, S. (2007). Exposure to music and cognitive performance: Tests of children and adults. Psychology of Music.
3. Cruz, J., Brooks, D., & Marques, A. (2014). Impact of feedback on physical activity levels of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during pulmonary rehabilitation: A feasibility study. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 11
4. 191-198. 4 World Health Organization | American Diabetes Association | Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
5. Bassuk et al., 1999; Béland et al., 2005; Marioni et al., 2015; Zunzunegui et al. 2003
6. Lin, F. R., Yaffe, K., Xia, J., Xue, Q., Harris, T. B., Purchase-Helzner, E., Simonsick, E. M., 2013
Help Us Fit More Veterans!
Since becoming a charity, we have managed to fit over 50 veterans with top-class hearing aids! However, we still have more than 2,500 veterans who need our help in getting back to a normal standard of life after the hearing damage they received in their years of service. Any donations we receive are a huge help in the lives of our vets and we are eternally grateful for whatever you may be able to spare.
Proudly supporting those who serve!
UK Veterans Hearing Help (now the UK Veterans Hearing Foundation) received the Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in 2016, in 2019 we achieved Silver level and in 2020 we achieved the highest level Gold. The scheme provides an award for organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and armed forces community.