Starkey Hearing Technologies announced that its new SoundLens Synergy iQ hearing aids have been nominated for a 2018 Edison Award. Inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, the Edison Awards recognize innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the global community.

SoundLens Synergy iQ was selected as 2018 Edison Award nominee for its technology that was designed to enhance the auditory sense of externalization, localization, and presence, which Starkey describes as “key” to discerning environmental context and the emotional impact of sounds. Acuity Immersion is designed to make extended high-frequency spatial cues audible without sacrificing clarity or speech quality.

“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.”

SoundLens Synergy iQ originally launched in August 2017 as the newest generation of what Starkey Hearing Technologies’ says is their most popular invisible hearing aid.

Source: Starkey Hearing Technologies

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