NX Gen Excited to Offer World’s First Hearing Aid

With Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Sensors From Starkey Hearing Technologies

Next Generation Hearing Care is excited to offer a revolutionary new hearing technology from Starkey® Hearing Technologies – Via™ AI. As the world’s first hearing aid to utilize integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Via AI is also the first device to track body and brain health.

Accompanying Via AI is a brand-new mobile app—Thrive™ Hearing; and three new wireless accessories—Starkey Hearing Technologies TV,  Remote, and Remote Microphone +. With the Remote Micorophone+, Via AI is also the first hearing aid to feature Amazon® Alexa connectivity.

“First and foremost, Via AI is the best performing and best sounding hearing aid we have ever made. What makes today a pivotal moment in the hearing industry, is that with Via AI, we have transformed a single-use device into the world’s first multi-purpose hearing aid, a HealthableTM with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Via AI is so much more than just a hearing aid, it is a gateway to better health and wellness,” Starkey Hearing Technologies President Brandon Sawalich said.

The new Hearing Reality™ technology provides an average 50-percent reduction in noisy environments, significantly reduced listening effort, and newly enhanced clarity of speech, while the use of artificial intelligence and integrated sensors enabled it to optimize the hearing experience. Via AI has revolutioned what “hearing better” means.


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What living your best life sounds like


 Ask for Via AI and discover what living better sounds like Introducing Via AI – the world’s first hearing aid with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence

Via® AI is a revolutionary multi-purposehearing aid designed to deliver:

  • Superior sound quality and clarity to hear comfortably in any environment
  • The ability to set body and brain health goals with the new Thrive™ Hearing app
  • Streaming of phone calls, music and messages from your smartphone directly
    to your hearing aids
  • Convenient adjustments to your hearing aids without an office visit
  • Language translation via the easy-to-use

Thrive Hearing app

Artificial intelligence, integrated sensors and advancements in hearing technology enables Via AI to provide the following

Unique benefits:

  • A way to understand and see the real-time health benefits of using hearing aids via the Thrive Hearing app - NEW
  • Overall health and wellness tracking through the app’s combined brain and body health score (Thrive Wellness Score) – NEW
  • Integration of the physical activity data measured by inertial sensors of the hearing aids with Apple Health and Google Fit apps - NEW
  • Personalized Control for customizable adjustments to sound and programs
  • Remote programming that allows the hearing healthcare professional to conveniently deliver minor adjustments to the patients hearing aids without an office visit - NEW
  • Easy to use tap control - NEW
  • Unprecedented, natural listening and speech clarity in the noisiest environments with the new Hearing Reality technology - NEW
  • Integrated language translation – NEW
  • Stream phone calls, music, media, apps, and connect with various devices including TVs and Amazon Alexa
  • True ear-to-ear communication and binaural noise reduction
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Designed to help users live their healthiest life, Via AI is available as a RIC 312 and BTE 13 in a variety of colors. In addition to the above unique features, Via AI also includes Audibel’s best-in-class feedback cancellation, high-definition music prescription, advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology and Surface™ NanoShield pioneering water, wax and moisture repellent system to protect and ensure durability and dependability.

How integrated sensors and AI helped Audibel transform the hearing aid

“Artificial intelligence, coupled with advanced sensing devices, is rapidly changing the world around us,” Starkey Hearing Technologies Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering Dr. Achin Bhowmik said. “We are proud to introduce these transformational technologies into the world of hearing aids to both optimize the users’ hearing experiences and enable them to continuously monitor and improve their overall health besides treating hearing loss, reducing the associated risks of dementia, anxiety and social isolation.”

How the sensors work:

The integrated 3D motion sensors inside Via AI enable the hearing aids to detect movement, track activities and recognize gestures. The hearing aids communicate with each other and compatible mobile accessories to deliver meaningful, real-time feedback about users’ overall body and cognitive health fitness.

This cutting-edge technology allows people to take a proactive and personal approach to treating hearing loss, which has been linked to various health issues including dementia, cognitive decline, anxiety, stress, social isolation and an increased risk of falling.

Via AI is the first device utilizing the ears to help users better understand not only how to improve their overall health and wellness, but also the deep connection between treating hearing loss and reducing health risks. This helps to improve key areas of well-being by reconnecting users to the people, places and activities they love.

For more information about Via AI hearing aids, the Thrive mobile app and new Starkey Hearing Technologies accessories, contact us today.

About Next Generation Hearing Care

Next Generation Hearing Care provides a variety of hearing care services including hearing evaluations, video ear inspections, hearing instrument fittings, aural rehabilitation and other key services provided. With our office in the Florence area, Next Generation Hearing Care provides patients with a number of convenient options to find out more about their hearing health. For more information or to set up an appointment with Next Generation Hearing Care, please call 859-384-0333 or visit our site https://www.nxgenhearingaids.com/.

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded in 1967, the company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. As the only American-owned and American-operated provider of hearing technologies, Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to support veterans and active military service personnel with the

best in American innovation, including a suite of revolutionary hearing technologies and other resources. Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 5,000 people, operates 22 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.starkey.com.

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