Introducing Livio AI
— what living your best life sounds like
By Starkey Hearing on Aug 29, 2018
Track and take charge of your body and brain health with new Livio AI, the world’s first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence.
Livio AI marks the beginning of a hearing revolution. For the first time ever, there’s a hearing aid that not only sounds crisp, clear and unlike any other, it also helps the wearer track and monitor how physically and mentally active they are.
Livio AI isn’t just the world’s best hearing aid — it’s a multi-purpose device that completely redefines what a hearing aid can do.
Let’s walk through what Livio AI can do for you.
Livio AI is our best sounding hearing aid ever
The first and most important job of any hearing aid is to help people with hearing loss hear speech, music and sounds as crisply, clearly and naturally as possible. While other premium hearing aids are getting better at that, none compare to the sound quality of Livio AI. Here’s why.
Hearing is complex and difficult to replicate. We’re constantly presented with an array of sounds from varied sources. Some are meant to be in the background. Some are extraneous noises that are best blocked out so they don’t interfere with the signal of interest. And some, like a companion’s voice or a granddaughter’s performance in the school play, are those signals of interest we want to focus on.
When we hear “normally”, we take in these layers of sounds, and our brains blend and focus them differently depending on each situation. When we have hearing loss, the layers blend less smoothly and focus becomes unclear.
Hearing Reality better replicates natural hearing
Livio AI hearing aids introduce a brand new technology called Hearing Reality™. The ear’s version of virtual reality, Hearing Reality uses high-speed, high-definition computer processing to manage, separate and help us focus these many layers of sound to better replicate natural hearing.
The result is immersive, authentic hearing, where quiet sounds are quiet, noise can be “ignored”, and you’re able to focus on the sounds (or signals of interest) that matter and that you want to hear.
Livio AI is the first hearing aid with sensors and artificial intelligence
Just as the iPhone forever changed what we could do with a phone, Livio AI will forever change how we think of and use hearing aids. Adding sensors and artificial intelligence for the first time ever in a hearing aid is one reason why.
Experts agree that the head — and the ear, specifically — is a much more accurate place to measure our physical activity and monitor our body’s “signals” than on the wrist or in a pocket. By including 3D motion sensors like an accelerometer and gyroscope, Livio AI hearing aids are able to detect movement and gestures and give a more reliable readout of your steps and activity.
And thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), Livio AI hearing aids can learn and perform tasks that no other hearing aids can, including letting you turn streaming on and off by simply tapping your ear instead of your hearing aid, translating languages, and tracking and measuring body and brain health.
Livio AI is the first hearing aid that tracks body and brain health
If you believe good physical and cognitive health are critical to your overall quality of life — especially as you age — Livio AI hearing aids make it easy to stay on top of both.
Paired with our all new Thrive Hearing app, Livio AI hearing aids track your physical activity (similar to a FitBit) and measure actions that are good for your brain health, like daily usage of your hearing aids, social engagement, and time spent listening actively.
Each day, the Thrive app then combines your body and brain activity to give you a Thrive Wellness Score, which helps you know if you’re meeting your physical and cognitive health goals.
Enjoy universal Bluetooth connectivity to your TV, smartphone and more
Whether you want to listen to TV, stream music from a media player, or better hear a presenter or speaker in the middle of a crowded venue, Livio AI and our brand-new line of Starkey Hearing Technologies accessories make that easy, too.
These small, user-friendly devices let you stream your favorite entertainment directly to your hearing aids, isolate and stream a voice in hard-to-hear places, or enable you to remotely control your hearing aids without needing to touch them.
The Thrive Hearing app puts control in the palm of your hands
Finally, as the control unit for your Livio AI hearing aids, our new Thrive Hearing app makes it easy to take advantage of all Livio AI’s benefits and truly enhance any and every listening experience, including:
Answering phone calls and streaming conversations
Adjusting volume, settings or memories
Requesting and receiving adjustments from your hearing professional without having to go to their office
Creating and using personalized memories, which automatically activate when you get to a favorite or frequented location
Translating languages and streaming the translation directly to your hearing aids