Starkey’s invisible-in-the-canal line of hearing aids, SoundLens Synergy iQ, has been nominated for the 2018 Edison Award, recognizing Starkey’s innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global community.
SoundLens Synergy iQ was selected as a 2018 Edison Award nominee for its unique technology designed to enhance auditory sense of externalization, localization, and presence, which are key to discerning environmental context and the emotional impact of sounds. Acuity Immersion makes extended high-frequency spatial cues audible without sacrificing clarity or speech quality. For a person with hearing loss, these auditory cues are restored and newly accessible, allowing the brain to relearn the cues and the relationship between sound and space.
“SoundLens Synergy iQ has accomplished the challenging audiologic goal of restoring extremely high-frequency spatial cues for our patients,” Starkey Hearing Technologies Senior Manager of Audiology Research Jason Galster said. “In many hearing aid prescriptions, cues for perceiving the space around us are limited, and by restoring these cues, we leverage the plasticity of the hearing aid wearer’s brain to help them regain a more natural sense of auditory presence.”