Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn, has offered a teaser video of the company’s Livio AI hearing aid, what it reports to be the world’s first hearing aid with sensors and artificial intelligence. The official launch of Livio AI is on August 27.
As reported in The Hearing Review, the company announced at its 2018 Innovations Expo that it would be bringing to market the world’s first hearing aid with inertial sensors that can provide information for physical activity tracking. Along with physical fitness applications (like the Dash Pro tailored by Starkey), these sensors may also be used for balance management and the detection of falls—a massive $67.7 billion public health problem by 2020 which is currently responsible for an older adult being admitted to a US emergency room every 13 seconds.
At the 2018 Innovations Expo, Starkey CTO and Executive VP of Engineering Achin Bhowmik—who had previously served as VP of Perceptual Computing at Intel—also spoke about how, in the future, artificial intelligence (AI) would be used in hearing aids for natural responses to voice commands, and eventually be able to provide advanced capabilities like real-time language translation.
The video offers no specific details about what the sensor(s) in the Livio AI will do, or how AI will be employed. Stay tuned for August 27.
I am interested for my older brother whose present hearing aid is mostly useless.
He needs help even to be able to hear beautiful music or a hello from me! And he is also very unstable on feet.
Though has always been a strong healthy man.He is x serviceman and singer.
We just got the latest Livio AI hearing aid. One of the first ones in Texas.
Does the Livio hearing aids come with a rechargeable battery option???
I would be interested on information about your products.
Interested..am severely impaired but do very well with an old Powers cic
What will the AI do basically?… Is it something related to translation?
We’ll have to wait until the product launch at the end of August to find out how AI is employed. What appears to be a good bet is that the inertial sensors will have some type of balance/fall management function. Dave Fabry’s talk at the EUHA German Congress in October is on this topic and it strikes me as being a bit more than coincidence.