Starkey Hearing Aids Reviews

Overview and Prices

There’s nothing better than the American free market. While almost all of the world’s biggest hearing aid companies come from Europe, there’s one brave American company willing to throw its hat into the ring. Starkey, founded in 1967, has risen through the ranks to become a member of the “Big Six” – the six largest hearing aid companies in the world.

Here we’ll be looking at the latest and greatest of Starkey hearing aids models, dissecting their prices, features, and anything else of note.

Hearing aid pricing is kept close to the chest by most manufacturers, however, we've done our best in this article to estimate the costs for you. We’ve tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but really, the only way to hear all about these hearing aids is from a professional. Book a free consultation with a hearing specialist near you to learn even more about Starkey hearing aids.

Major Starkey models

Here we’ll be looking at the cream of the company’s crop. Before we start, however, there are some things you should know:

  • Our estimated prices are based on a single hearing aid, not a pair
  • Additional costs, like tunings and checkups, may be bundled with your hearing aid package

Starkey hearing aid costs

ModelProjected Cost
Starkey Livio AI 2400$3,500
Starkey Picasso i2400$2,400
Starkey Muse i2400$2,000

Disclaimer: The prices listed above are estimates based on numerous online sources. These prices may vary, and should only be used as rough guidelines.

While we’re looking at Starkey’s best-of-the-best – meaning these will all be a bit pricier – the average Starkey model is slightly cheaper than most other products on the market.

Starkey Livio AI

Starkey Livio AI

4.5

The Starkey Livio AI redefines what a hearing aid is by featuring integrated sensors and artificial intelligence to track body and brain health.

Performance Modes Livio AI, Livio 2400, Livio 2000, Livio 1600
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Battery Type 312 disposable
Device Style RIC or BTE
  • Telecoil with BTE style only
  • No FM compatibility, optional remote microphone available
  • Made for iPhone, TV streaming available with adapter
Summary

The Starkey Livio AI is a powerhouse when it comes to hearing aids. In addition to standard hearing aid features, it also features fitness tracking functionality, emergency alert notifications, and it can even translate up to 27 languages in real time. Plus, the battery is pretty hefty, so you won't have to go charge it too often.

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Starkey Picasso i2400

Starkey Picasso i2400

The Picasso is a less powerful in-ear version of the Livio. It carries the same sound quality as its flashier rival, allowing for an equally active lifestyle. It also comes with the same connective capabilities, as well as a battery that can potentially last for two weeks!

Performance modes
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Battery type 10, 13, 312
Device style ITC
  • Great for active lifestyles
  • Potentially invisible
Summary

While it doesn’t have all the amazing tricks that the Livio AI brings, it makes up for that with its near invisibility. It’s made to fit individual ear canals, and small enough that it’s as good as undetectable once it’s being worn.

If unobtrusive listening is your goal, Picasso would be a solid pick. Its price point is around $2,400, which is fairly average when it comes to hearing aids.

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Starkey Muse i2400

Starkey Muse i2400

If a nice, simple, meat ‘n’ potatoes hearing aid is what you’re after, the Starkey Muse is a solid bet.

Performance modes
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Battery type 312
Device style BTE
Summary

It minimizes feedback, resists foreign contaminants, connects to smart devices, and offers overall great sound quality, for music and speech alike. It just doesn’t do much beyond that. There have also been some complaints about comfort, but as long as you get it professionally fit, there shouldn’t be any problems.

In terms of price, the Muse is a bit more merciful on your wallet, costing around $2,000

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Speak to a qualified hearing specialist and discuss hearing aid options tailored specifically for you. We recommend that you get professional advice before considering one of the hearing aids listed above.

Starkey hearing aids overall

Starkey is a very accessible brand. With the exception of the latest Livio AI, they’re all pretty simple devices that put the hearing of their customers above the number of gimmicks they can tack on to their products.

If you have any more questions about Starkey hearing aids, or hearing aids in general, you would benefit from seeing a hearing healthcare professional. If you follow this link, you’ll be able to fill out a form that will direct you to a free consultation with a nearby hearing healthcare professional. Happy hearing!

Duncan is an Australian-born American-raised creative writer with a passion for healthy ears. He continues to build upon his audiology qualifications with research and various courses. Duncan has been working alongside Florida-based audiologist Lindsey Banks, Au.D., to make sure that Clear Living has the most up-to-date content.

Lindsey Banks is a graduate of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at the University of Florida. She uses her diverse experience in hearing healthcare and her passion for helping people to provide credible information to those with hearing loss who visit Clear Living.

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  • James Corliss
    + I have Model RIC 312. While I was replacing the rubber tip on the earbud I pulled it apart. Do I need to send it in to be repaired? The place where I purchased it in Norton shores, Michigan is out of business or has moved. Is there a place to take it near me? Hart, Michigan 49420
    • Lindsey Banks
      You should be able to use this website to find a location near you that can fix Starkey hearing aids: https://locations.starkey.com/mi/ If it is just the rubber tip that came off, that can easily be replaced without having to send it into Starkey for repair.