Research & publications

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About Starkey Research

Our researchers at Starkey are leaders in developing innovative hearing aid technology and exploring important questions about hearing loss, balance, cognition, and the connections between hearing and socialization. Bringing together expertise in clinical audiology, psychoacoustics, cognitive psychology, acoustical engineering, and advanced statistics, our team aims to continually improve the lives of patients by ensuring that our technologies provide opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, social participation, and excellent, effortless hearing.

Volunteers from the local community, with and without hearing loss, work in partnership with our researchers to provide insightful feedback and data on the benefits of our newest hearing technology, signal processing algorithms, healthable technologies, smart sensors, and intelligent assistant features. Through this research we continue to redefine what a hearing aid can do — for example, by using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to make the experience of listening in noisy environments less challenging and effortful, and by using sensors to detect falls. 

Besides pushing the boundaries on hearing aid technology, our researchers also work to verify and validate every feature, ensure usability, and develop evidence-based audiological practices. In short, the research team at Starkey truly helps to define what it is to Hear Better, Live Better.

Starkey’s research facility is located at our global headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


Recent publications

Edge Mode Plus white paper

Edge Mode+: A multiplicity of measures reveal improved performance in hearing aid users

Listening in certain noisy scenarios can be difficult, even with our advanced signal processing algorithms. Thus, an on-demand option is desirable to provide additional signal processing to help the listener in these scenarios. Edge Mode+, Starkey’s advanced on-demand processing feature, is designed for this request.
Starkey Understanding Speech in Noise White Paper

Understanding Speech in Noise: A new beginning for an age-old problem

Genesis AI hearing aids combine our new digital noise reduction algorithm with the benefits of directional microphones to provide patients with better speech understanding in noise, while achieving significant improvements in ratings of sound quality, speech clarity, and listening effort.
Genesis AI engineered to be waterproof

Engineered from the inside out to be waterproof

The all-new Genesis AI product line was engineered from the inside out with the goal of creating a waterproof (up to 1m) hearing aid. Our improvements to the design assure reliability of the device throughout the entire product lifespan while our continuous dedication to quality and reliability ensures our products can withstand even the most rigorous environments.
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