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Starkey Livio AI

Founded in 1967, Starkey is America’s largest hearing aid manufacturer. Starkey has a worldwide presence, and in the UK, their factory is based in Stockport, where the Starkey Livio AI is manufactured. Starkey has established a Hearing Foundation where their volunteers have fitted over 1 million hearing aids to those in need across the globe.

Starkey Livio AI Technology

The Starkey Livio Edge AI range operates on Starkey’s Thrive platform. The Thrive platform integrates Hearing Performance, Healthable technology and Information Assistance.

Livio Edge AI are the first aid with artificial intelligence built into the hearing aid system.

Hearing Reality Pro analyses and understands the listening environment and then uses binaural signal processing and adaptive microphone directionality to adjust the hearing aid to give the best possible hearing in any listening environment.

Starkey Livio Edge AI’s new Edge Mode is where artificial intelligence is utilised in challenging listening situations. Edge mode is an on-demand program that gives real-time increased comfort and clarity in complex listening environments.

The hearing aids have a dedicated adjustable music compressor for an enhanced and enjoyable music-listening experience.

Starkey Livio Edge AI is also the first hearing aid with voice-activated commands. This means you can change the hearing aid programme by simply speaking.

The updated Thrive AI App introduces Thrive Care, allowing carers and family members to monitor the users hearing aid use and health. Thrive care includes fall alert and brain and body tracking.

Starkey Livio Edge AI introduces the first Lithium-ion rechargeable custom in-the-ear (ITC, ITE) hearing aid. A wireless device that allows for audio streaming – the battery will last a full day with up to 4 hours of streaming. The built-in motion sensors enable the device to turn off when taken off automatically, and they will automatically turn when placed back in the ears.

The hearing aids Healthable technology enables the hearing aid to detect if a user has had a fall and then alert a caregiver. It also tracks brain health and monitors heart rate.

Starkey Livio Edge can be controlled and adjusted through the Thrive app, which allows users to fine-tune their hearing aids and also allows for remote hearing care.

The integrated Information Assistance enables the hearing aids to self-check and diagnose problems. The Thrive App assistant empowers users to send questions to their audiologist and allows Remote Hearing Care.

Starkey has released the Livio AI option in 5 technology levels, the best being the Livio Edge AI and then Livio AI 2000, 1600,1200 and 1000. Full features and a comparison can be found on our product pages.

The Starkey Livio has made for iPhone (MFI) technology and will also pair and stream to phones running the newest Android software.

The Starkey Livio rechargeable charger has a built-in battery so that you can charge on the go. A turbocharger with an integrated battery is also available.

Starkey Livio AI models:

Starkey Livio Edge AI RIC R -This rechargeable version has a built-in telecoil and full wireless connectivity. The device has a multifunction push button for programme change and volume control. It can be programmed to fit mild to severe hearing loss.

Starkey Livio Edge AI mRIC – Running on a 312 battery, this micro RIC has wireless connectivity. The device has a multifunction push button for programme change and volume control. It can be programmed to fit mild to severe hearing loss.

Starkey Livio Edge AI RIC 312 – Full wireless connectivity running on a 312 battery. The device has a multifunction push button allowing for programme change and

Starkey Livio Edge AI BTE  – A behind-the-ear device running on a size 13 battery. The device has full wireless capability. The device has a multifunction push button for programme change and volume control.

Starkey Livio Edge AI ITC R  – A rechargeable custom-made in-the-ear product. Full wireless and audio streaming. It has a double tap or push button for operation—no Telecoil.

Starkey Livio Edge AI ITE R – A rechargeable custom-made in-the-ear product. Full wireless and audio streaming and telecoil. It has a double tap or push button for operation.

Starkey Livio AI Rechargeable Options



Two charger types are available for Livio AI: the Standard Charger and the Mini Turbo Charger. The Standard Charger on the left is a portable plug-in charger with Livio AI RIC R, and BTE R. The Mini Turbo Charger is a pocket-sized charger that can be used with Livio AI RIC R.

Starkey Livio AI Hearing Aid Colours

Starkey Evolv RIC and BTE’s are available in colours; Bright white with Sterling, Black, Slate, Sterling, Espresso, Bronze and Champagne.

Starkey Livio – mobiles and Thrive app

Starkey Thrive App 

The Starkey  Livio has made for iPhone (MFI) technology and will pair and stream to phones running the newest Android software.

The Thrive Hearing Control app gives users complete control over their hearing aids using their smartphones. The app allows users to adjust volume, switch memories, and fine-tune their hearing aids.

The Thrive app also contains assistive features –  Find My Phone, Translate, Transcribe and Self Check, which lets you check your hearing aid performance without an office visit.



Starkey Livio AI Accessories

Several accessories are also available with Starkey Livio:



Starkey TV Streamer – Plugs into your TV and will stream stereo sound direct to your hearing aids.







Remote Microphone allows users to enjoy one-on-one conversations in noisy environments and stream binaurally from four different audio sources: Bluetooth, Telecoil, FM or Line-In.




Starkey-mini-remote-microphoneMini Remote Microphone – Allows users to enjoy one-on-one conversations in noisy environments with the small, easy-to-use Mini Remote Microphone.






Starkey Remote – A pocket-sized remote control allowing the user to change hearing aid volume or programs.






Table Microphone – This device improves users hearing in group settings like family gatherings or noisy restaurants. Eight built-in microphones detect the primary speaker‚voice and stream it directly to their hearing aids.




Starkey’s new hearing aids will pair via Bluetooth to Orcam. Orcam is a device that visually impaired users use. It uses facial recognition allowing the user knows who is talking. Orcam can also read and turn text into audio which is then processed and delivered to the hearing aids.

Additional information


Release Date




Technology Level

Livio-AI-1200, Livio-AI-1600, Livio-AI-2000, Livo-AI-2400, Livio-Edge-AI

Battery Type

13, 312, Rechargeable

Single / Pair

Single, Pair

Service Type

Standard Service, Service Lite

OverviewStarkey Livio AI 1000Starkey Livio AI 1200Starkey Livio AI 1600Starkey Livio AI 2000Starkey Livio AI 2400Starkey Livio AI 2400 RStarkey Livio Edge AI R
Body Tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes N/AN/AYes
Brain Tracking NoYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Full Alert NoNoNoNoN/AN/AYes
Thrive Assistant NoNoNoNoN/AN/AYes
Translate NoNoNoNoN/AN/AYes
Transcribe NoNoNoYesN/AN/AYes
Self Check YesYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Auto On/Off YesYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Reminders NoNoYesYesN/AN/AYes
Tap Control YesYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Remote Hearing Care YesYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Channels 10121620N/AN/A24
Bandwidth 8 KHz8 KHz10 KHz10 KHzN/AN/A10 KHz
Speech Optimisation PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumN/AN/APremium
Music Optimisation YesYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Ear to Ear Technology NoNoPremiumPremiumN/AN/APremium
E2E Wind Noise Management NoNoPremiumPremiumN/AN/APremium
E2E Machine Noise Management NoNoPremiumPremiumN/AN/APremium
E2E Directionality NoNoYesYesN/AN/AYes
E2E Phone Streaming NoNoYesYesN/AN/AYes
Sound Manager YesYesYesYesN/AN/AYes
Music 0024N/AN/A4
Speech 0024N/AN/A4
Speech in noise 0024N/AN/A4
Machine Noise 1124N/AN/A4
Wind 1124N/AN/A4
Noise 1124N/AN/A4
Quiet 1124N/AN/A4
Channels 10161620242424
Immersion NoStandardPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Adaptative NoStandardPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Dynamic StandardStandardPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Directional StandardStandardPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Noise Control StandardStandardPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Spatial Speech Enhancement NoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Transient Noise Reduction YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Feedback Management YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Frequency Lowering YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CROS System YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Tinnitus Technology YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Made for iPhone (Mfi) YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Thrive Hearing Control App YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TV YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Remote Microphone + YesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mini Remote Microphone YesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Remote YesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Thrive Platform N/AN/AN/AN/AYesYesN/A
Healthable Technology N/AN/AN/AN/AYesYesN/A
Channels N/AN/AN/AN/A2424N/A
Bandwidth N/AN/AN/AN/A10 KHz10 KHzN/A
Speech Optimisation N/AN/AN/AN/APremiumPremiumN/A
Music Optimisation N/AN/AN/AN/AYesYesN/A
Ear to Ear Technology N/AN/AN/AN/APremiumPremiumN/A
E2E Wind Noise Management N/AN/AN/AN/APremiumPremiumN/A
E2E Machine Noise Management N/AN/AN/AN/APremiumPremiumN/A
E2E Directionality N/AN/AN/AN/AYesYesN/A
E2E Phone Streaming N/AN/AN/AN/AYesYesN/A
Sound Manager N/AN/AN/AN/AYesYesN/A
Music N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A
Speech N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A
Speech in noise N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A
Machine Noise N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A
Wind N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A
Noise N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A
Quiet N/AN/AN/AN/A44N/A