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£995 per aid

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Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. This is a rechargeable model, so the charger is included in the price.

Manufacturer:Starkey
Model:Genesis AI CROS
Style:Behind the Ear
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Overview of Starkey Genesis AI CROS hearing aids

In April 2024, Starkey included Genesis AI CROS and BiCROS hearing aids in their AI platform, which launched towards the end of October 2023 and replaced the Starkey Evolv AI hearing aid range which was released in the UK in January 2022. 

Starkey Genesis AI hearing aids boast new features and technology that are actually said to make a difference, as well as sticking to some old ones that have shown success with hearing aid wearers.  Starkey's processing chip update brings improvements in speed and capacity - loaded with five times more computational memory and ten times the amount of non-volatile memory.

The Starkey Genesis AI CROS/BiCROS hearing aids are a Receiver in Canal model featuring a telecoil and a double push button.  Explore all the features of this platform here

 

Starkey Genesis AI CROS hearing aids

If you find yourself struggling to hear with one ear while the other ear has normal hearing, a CROS solution could be the answer. With this innovative technology, you can fully immerse yourself in sound using your better ear to transmit sound to your weaker ear, enhancing your overall auditory experience.

Starkey's innovative CROS system features a microphone that captures sounds and voices from the side of your weaker-hearing ear. These are then transmitted to a hearing aid receiver fitted on your healthy ear. 

 

Starkey Genesis AI BiCROS hearing aids

If hearing loss affects one ear and the other ear has impaired hearing, a BiCROS solution might be beneficial. This technology enables sound perception in the ear with minimal or no hearing, while also enhancing sound reception in the better ear, providing a more comprehensive auditory experience.

The BiCROS system functions by transmitting sound from a microphone positioned in the ear with limited or no hearing to a hearing aid worn in the ear with better hearing. This personalised sound transmission accommodates your specific hearing loss, enabling you to perceive sounds from both sides effectively.

 

Want to know more about Starkey Genesis AI CROS hearing aids?

Discover our Starkey Genesis AI hearing aids page here or call us free on 0800 567 7621 to chat about these digital hearing aids, what they can do for your one-sided hearing loss, and whether they are the right hearing aids for you.

 

 

**Price valid if fitted with another hearing aid purchased from ourselves. If this CROS unit is to be fitted to an existing hearing aid then there will be an additional £250 fee for the fitting and ongoing aftercare.

Written by Paul Harrison, Audiology Expert & Founder

Managing Director & founder of Hearing Aid UK, with over 20 years of audiology experience and a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Council (BSHAA) between 2015-2020.


Explore the Starkey Genesis AI hearing aid prices, video and brochure below

Tech Rating:
£1895
per aid
£3495
per pair

Behind the Ear & In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable models are an additional £100 per aid. 

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range

Behind the Ear & In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable models are an additional £100 per aid. 

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range
Tech Rating:
£1695
per aid
£3095
per pair

Behind the Ear & In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable models are an additional £100 per aid. 

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range

Behind the Ear & In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable models are an additional £100 per aid. 

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range
Tech Rating:
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair

Behind the Ear & In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable models are an additional £100 per aid. 

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range

Behind the Ear & In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable models are an additional £100 per aid. 

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range
Tech Rating:
£995
per aid

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. This is a rechargeable model, so the charger is included in the price.

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. This is a rechargeable model, so the charger is included in the price.

Starkey Genesis AI Full Range

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Full Hearing Test & Examination by a Registered Audiologist
Fitting and Programming of Hearing Aid(s)
All Aftercare and Fine Tuning for Life
Full Manufacturer's Warranty
60 Day Full Money Back Guarantee
Is this the best model for me?

If you are looking at this page then it is likely that an audiologist has suggested that you purchase this particular hearing aid, so is this the best model for you?

In general, any audiologist will always be recommending to you the model that best suits your needs. Here is a useful check list to make sure that is the case.

  • Audiologist level of knowledge. The audiologist you have seen will hopefully have a wide knowledge of all available hearing aids, however some will only be familiar with a small number of brands and therefore may not really be in a position to know which model is the best for you. It is OK to challenge their recommendation and ask them to justify why this particular brand is the one for you.
  • Do research. Read about the hearing aid that was recommended. Does it seem like it will suit your lifestyle? Does it have more or less features than you need? 
  • Be aware of sales targets. Many high street retailers have specific tie-ins to a particular manufacturer/brand. The hearing aid they have suggested may still be the correct one for you, but do your research so that you know why they might have recommended it.

If in doubt, feel free to give us a call. That's what we're here for.

Do I need one hearing aid or two?

If you have a significant hearing loss in both ears, you should be wearing two hearing aids. Here are the audiological reasons why:

Localisation. The brain decodes information from both ears and compares and contrasts them. By analysing the miniscule time delays as well as the difference in loudness of each sound reaching the ears, the person is able to accurately locate a sound source. Simply put, if you have better hearing on one side than the other, you can't accurately tell what direction sounds are coming from.

Less amplification required. A phenomena known as “binaural summation” means that the hearing aids can be set at a lower and more natural volume setting than than if you wore only one hearing aid.

Head shadow effect. High frequencies, the part of your hearing that gives clarity and meaning to speech sounds, cannot bend around your head. Only low frequencies can. Therefore if someone is talking on your unaided side you are likely to hear that they are speaking, but be unable to tell what they have said.

Noise reduction. The brain has it’s own built in noise reduction which is only really effective when it is receiving information from both ears. If only one ear is aided, even with the best hearing aid in the world, it will be difficult for you to hear in background noise as your brain is trying to retain all of the sounds (including background noise) rather than filtering it out.

Sound quality. We are designed to hear in stereo. Only hearing from one side sounds a lot less natural to us.

What are the benefits of rechargeable hearing aids?

For most people, the main benefit of a rechargeable hearing aid is simple convenience. We are used to plugging in our phones and other devices overnight for them to charge up. 

For anybody with poor dexterity or issues with their fingers, having a rechargeable aid makes a huge difference as normal hearing aid batteries are quite small and some people find them fiddly to change.

One downside is that if you forget to charge your hearing aid, then it is a problem that can't be instantly fixed. For most a 30 minute charge will get you at least two or three hours of hearing, but if you are the type of person who is likely to forget to plug them in regularly then you're probably better off with standard batteries.

Rechargeable aids are also a little bit bigger and are only available in behind the ear models.

Finally, just like with a mobile phone, the amount of charge you get on day one is not going to be the same as you get a few years down the line. Be sure to ask what the policy is with the manufacturer warranty when it comes to replacing the battery.

 

Are behind the ear aids better than in the ear aids?

For most people, the answer is yes. But it's never that simple.

The majority of hearing problems affect the high frequencies a lot more than the low ones. Therefore open fitting hearing aids sound a lot more natural and ones that block your ears up can make your own voice sound like you are talking with your head in a bucket. Therefore in-ear aids tend to be less natural.

However the true answer is we can't tell until we have had a look in your ears to assess the size of your ear canal, and until we have tested your hearing to see which frequencies are being affected.

People with wider ear canals tend to have more flexibility, also there are open fitting modular CIC hearing aids now that do not block your ears.

There is also the age old rule to consider, that a hearing aid will not help you if it's sat in the drawer gathering dust. If the only hearing aid you would be happy wearing is one that people can't see, then that's what you should get.

Most people can adapt to any type of hearing aid, as long as they know what to expect. Have an honest conversation with your audiologist as to what your needs are.

What are channels, and how many do I need?

Generally speaking, six or more. Unless it's none at all.

The number of channels a hearing aid has is often a simplistic way an audiologist will use to explain why one hearing aid is better than another, but channels are complex and it is really not that straightforward.

Hearing aids amplify sounds of different frequencies by different amounts. Most people have lost more high frequencies than low and therefore need more amplification in the high frequencies. The range of sounds you hear are split into frequency bands or channels and the hearing aids are set to provide the right amount of hearing at each frequency level.

Less than six channels and this cannot be done with much accuracy, so six is the magic number. However, a six channel aid is typically very basic with few other features and is suitable only for hearing a single speaker in a quiet room. The number of channels is not what you should be looking at, it's more the rest of the technology that comes with them.

As a final note, different manufacturers have different approaches. One method is not necessarily better than any other. For example some manufacturers have as many as 64 channels in their top aids. Most tend to have between 17 and 20. One manufacturer has no channels at all.

Where can I get the hearing aids covered?

Hearing aids are easily lost, misplaced or damaged and typically are one of the most expensive personal possessions an individual can own. We offer hearing aid warranty cover for £80 per year per aid.  Find out more here

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