Hearing aid that tracks brain and body health

Starkey Hearing Technologies introduces world’s first hearing aid with integrated sensors and Artificial Intelligence.

Hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies has introduced Livio AI – the first device to track physical activity and cognitive health.

Livio AI hearing aid tracks brain and body health, has a natural user interface with tap control, language translation and advanced environmental detection using integrated sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The new Hearing Reality technology provides as much as 50 per cent reduction in noisy environments, significant reduced listening effort, and newly enhanced clarity of speech, while the use of AI and integrated sensors enabled it to optimise the hearing experience.

“What makes today a pivotal moment in the hearing industry, is that with Livio AI, we have transformed a single-use device into the world’s first multi-purpose hearing aid, a Healthable with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Livio AI is so much more than just a hearing aid, it is a gateway to better health and wellness,” Starkey Hearing Technologies President Brandon Sawalich said.

Artificial intelligence and advancements in hearing technology enabled Livio AI to provide following unique features and benefits:

 Understand and see the real-time health benefits of using hearing aids.
 Overall health and wellness tracking through the app’s combined brain and body health score (Thrive Wellness Score).
 Integration of the physical activity data measured by inertial sensors of the hearing aids with Apple Health and Google Fit apps.
 Personalised Control for customisable adjustments to sound and programs.
 Remote programming by users’ hearing professionals to put hearing healthcare in the hands of the users.
 Natural user interface with tap control.
 Unprecedented, natural listening and speech clarity in the noisiest environments with the new Hearing Reality technology.
 Integrated language translation.
 Dual-radio wireless platform: 2.4GHz radio for streaming of phone calls, music, media, apps, and connecting with various devices including TVs and Amazon Alexa; nearfield magnetic induction technology for true ear-to-ear communication and binaural noise reduction.
 Fall detection with inertial sensors integrated within the hearing aids (App support coming soon).

Livio AI is available in the United States and Canada at this time, with a global roll out to more than 20 countries in 2019.