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Starkey SoundLens

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Starkey SoundLens

The Starkey SoundLens  Hearing Aids was released in the UK in 2017 and succeeded the Livio AI range of hearing aids.

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

The SoundLens iQ is a tiny hearing aid deep inside your ear canal.

Despite its small size SoundLens (iQ i2400 only) can communicate with Starkey‚ accessories such as the Surf Link Media 2 (TV streamer), SurfLink mobile 2 and SurfLink Remote Control 2.

Running the synergy platform, SoundLens hearing aids use the Acuity Landscape Analyser to detect and adjust the hearing aids to the specific listening environment. Active Immersion technology prioritises speech from any direction, and noise control reduces unwanted noise to maintain a comfortable listening environment.

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

Starkey has released SoundLens IQ in 6 technology levels, i2400, 2400, 2000, 1600, 1200 and 1000. Full features and a comparison can be found on our product pages.

Starkey SoundLens SurfLink Accessories:

SurfLink Mini Mobile‚ Enables users to connect any mobile device with Bluetooth to their hearing aids.

SurfLink Media 2‚ Enables you to stream your TV/Stereo to your hearing devices.

SurfLink Remote‚ Pocket-sized remote for changing volume and hearing aid programmes.

SurfLink Mini Microphone 2 – Your conversation partner wears this discreet, lightweight microphone to aid you in one-on-one conversations in complex listening environments.



Additional information


Release Date




Technology Level

Soundlens-IQ-1000, Soundlens-IQ-1200, Soundlens-IQ-1600, Soundlens-IQ-2000, Soundlens-IQ-2400, Soundlens-IQ-i2400



Battery Type



Yes, No

Single / Pair

Single, Pair

Service Type

Standard Service, Service Lite

OverviewStarkey SoundLens iQ 1000Starkey SoundLens iQ 1200Starkey SoundLens iQ 1600Starkey SoundLens iQ 2000Starkey SoundLens iQ 2400Starkey SoundLens iQ i2400
Synergy Platform YesYesYesYesYesYes
Channels 101216202424
Bandwidth 8KHz8KHz10 KHz10 KHz10 KHz10 KHz
Acuity Speech Optimisation BasicBasicStandardAdvancedPremiumPremium
Music Optimisation NoNoYesYesYesYes
Music Memory NoNoYesYesYesYes
Music Adaption NoNo1244
E2E Music Adaption NoNoBasicAdvancedPremiumPremium
E2E Wind Noise Management NoNo1244
E2E Machine Noise Management NoNo1244
E2E Directionality NoNoNoNoNoYes
Environmental Manager YesYesYesYesYesYes
Music 001244
Speech 001244
Speech in noise 001244
Machine Noise 111244
Wind 111244
Noise 111244
Quiet 111244
Directional Processing - Acuity Immersion N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Adaptative NoBasicStandardAdvancedPremiumPremium
Dynamic EntryBasicStandardAdvancedPremiumPremium
Directional EntryBasicStandardAdvancedPremiumPremium
Noise Control NoNoAdvancedPremiumPremiumPremium
Noise Control Strength 001244
Feedback Management YesYesYesYesYesYes
Frequency Lowering YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tinnitus Technology YesYesYesYesYesYes
SurfLink MiniMobile NoNoNoNoNoYes
SurfLink Remote Microphone 2 NoNoNoNoNoYes
SurfLink Media 2 NoNoNoNoNoYes
SurfLink Mobile 2 NoNoNoNoNoYes
SurfLink Remote NoNoNoNoNoYes