Starkey has released its most advanced wearable hearing solutions to date, the Starkey Muse range, a new family of 900sync hearing aids. It’s powered by the new Synergy platform and Acuity OS operating system.
Incorporating a number of high-performance features, such as feedback cancellation, adaptive noise management and directionality, Surface Nanoshield moisture and wax repellent, and Starkey’s patent-pending Multiflex Tinnitus Technology, among others.
The Synergy platform on which Muse is based has quad core twin compressor technology and works with Acuity OS to binaurally process, classify and adapt multiple sounds simultaneously, so that speech can be more crisp, ambient sound more natural, and music richer and more immersive.
Synergy features five times the processing power of previous platforms, an expanded dynamic range, and channel processing with up to 24 channel adjustment.
Muse is also said to have a unique music prescription developed with input from both professional musicians and current hearing aid wearers. Designed to accommodate music’s dynamic acoustics and spectral characteristics, these new features help ensure musical listening is clear, crisp, and enjoyable. A higher sampling rate also extends the hearing aid’s bandwidth up to 10kHz, enabling music to sound richer and fuller.
Muse is Starkey’s new line of hearing aids that offers high-definition audio and SurfLink connectivity. Powered by Starkey’s 900sync wireless technology, Synergy platform, and Acuity OS, the Muse line also comes in custom ‘in-the ear’ (ITE), and including a slender micro receiver-in-the canal (RIC) 312 with a telecoil, and the small and slim mini behind-the-ear (BTE) 312.
Muse hearing aids also include Starkey’s new wireless CROS system. The CROS system is said to provide high-definition audio and ear-to-ear phone streaming with quality, clarity, and consistency of sound to patients with single-sided hearing loss. A BiCROS solution is also available and can benefit patients with little to no hearing in one of their ears and hearing loss in their better ear.
Powered by TruLink 2.4 GHz wireless hearing technology, Muse Made for iPhone hearing aids are designed to enable connectivity with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and select Android™ devices, providing high-definition audio and allowing you to stay connected to the people and things you love most.
Starkey Muse’s release is accompanied by the latest version of the TruLink Hearing Control app, TruLink 3.0. With TruLink, you can wirelessly stream phone calls, music, and media, control hearing aid volume and memories, create personalized and geotagged hearing aid memories, adjust sound settings in any environment, and locate lost or misplaced Muse devices.
Two additional features are new to TruLink Hearing Control 3.0: a new tinnitus treatment whereby integrated controls allow users to control the volume and modulation rate of the Multiflex Tinnitus Technology; and Real-Time Notifications that let you hear email, calendar, message, and social notifications directly through your Muse hearing aids.* (*Only with Apple devices.)
Surflink accessories are designed to provide you with remote hearing aid control capabilities, enhanced listening in difficult environments, and wireless streaming without an intermediary or worn device. Starkey SurfLink accessories seamlessly connect with Muse hearing aids. The SurfLink Media 2 device enables patients to listen to any media device directly through your hearing aids, while the discreet, lightweight SurfLink Remote Microphone enhances one-on-one conversations.