LIVIO - FIRST HEARING AID WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Livio™ AI hearing aids provide both superior sound quality and the ability to track brain and body health.

Santa Barbara, California, October 1, 2018 Hearing Aid Systems of Santa Barbara is excited to offer a revolutionary new hearing technology from Starkey® Hearing Technologies – Livio™ AI. As the world’s first hearing aid to utilize integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Livio AI is also the first device to track body and brain health.

Accompanying Livio AI is a brand-new mobile app—Thrive™ Hearing; and three new wireless accessories—Starkey Hearing Technologies TV, Remote, and Remote Microphone +. With the Remote Micorophone+, Livio AI is also the first hearing aid to feature Amazon® Alexa connectivity.

“First and foremost, Livio AI is the best performing and best sounding hearing aid we have ever made. 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 HealthableTM 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.

The new Hearing Reality™ technology provides an average 50-percent reduction in noisy environments, significantly reduced listening effort, and newly enhanced clarity of speech, while the use of artificial intelligence and integrated sensors enabled it to optimize the hearing experience. Livio AI has revolutioned what “hearing better” means.

Artificial intelligence, integrated sensors and advancements in hearing technology enables Livio AI to provide the following unique benefits:
• A way to understand and see the real-time health benefits of using hearing aids via the Thrive Hearing app - NEW
• Overall health and wellness tracking through the app’s combined brain and body health score (Thrive Wellness Score) – NEW
• Integration of the physical activity data measured by inertial sensors of the hearing aids with Apple Health and Google Fit apps - NEW
• Personalized Control for customizable adjustments to sound and programs
• Remote programming that allows the hearing healthcare professional to conveniently deliver minor adjustments to the patients hearing aids without an office visit - NEW
• Easy to use tap control - NEW
• Unprecedented, natural listening and speech clarity in the noisiest environments with the new Hearing Reality technology - NEW
• Integrated language translation – NEW
• Stream phone calls, music, media, apps, and connect with various devices including TVs and Amazon Alexa
• True ear-to-ear communication and binaural noise reduction

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Designed to help users live their healthiest life, Livio AI is available as a RIC 312 and BTE 13 in a variety of colors. In addition to the above unique features, Livio AI also includes Starkey’s best-in-class feedback cancellation, high-definition music prescription, advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology and Surface™ NanoShield pioneering water, wax and moisture repellent system to protect and ensure durability and
dependability.

How integrated sensors and AI helped Starkey transform the hearing aid

“Artificial intelligence, coupled with advanced sensing devices, is rapidly changing the world around us,” Starkey Hearing Technologies Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering Dr. Achin Bhowmik said. “We are proud to introduce these transformational technologies into the world of hearing aids to both optimize the users’ hearing experiences and enable them to continuously monitor and improve their overall health besides treating hearing loss, reducing the associated risks of dementia, anxiety and social isolation.”

How the sensors work:
The integrated 3D motion sensors inside Livio AI enable the hearing aids to detect movement, track activities and recognize gestures. The hearing aids communicate with each other and compatible mobile accessories to deliver meaningful, real-time feedback about users’ overall body and cognitive health fitness.

This cutting-edge technology allows people to take a proactive and personal approach to treating hearing loss, which has been linked to various health issues including dementia, cognitive decline, anxiety, stress, social isolation and an increased risk of falling.

Livio AI is the first device utilizing the ears to help users better understand not only how to improve their overall health and wellness, but also the deep connection between treating hearing loss and reducing health risks. This helps to improve key areas of well-being by reconnecting users to the people, places and activities they love.

For more information about Livio AI hearing aids, the Thrive mobile app and new Starkey Hearing Technologies accessories, contact us today.

About Hearing Aid Systems of Santa Barbara
Hearing Aid Systems provides a variety of hearing care services including hearing evaluations, physical ear inspections, hearing instrument evaluation/demonstration, personal fittings and servicing of all major brands. With a convenient location in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara, Hearing Aid Systems offers patients comprehensive personalized service to maximize their hearing health care needs. For more information or to set up an appointment with Hearing Aid Systems, please call 805 563-9481 or visit www.hassyssb.com.

About Starkey Hearing Technologies
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded in 1967, the company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. As the only American-owned and American-operated provider of hearing technologies, Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to support veterans and active military service personnel with the
best in American innovation, including a suite of revolutionary hearing technologies and other resources. Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 5,000 people, operates 22 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.starkey.com.

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