Starkey’s Halo 2: An Overview
Hearing loss is a growing problem around the world, and approximately 48 million people in the United States alone are living with hearing damage of some kind. Many of these people depend on their hearing aids to communicate with loved ones, work, relax at home, and interact with the world in countless other ways. As modern technology continues to improve and become integrated into our daily lives, more and more hearing aid wearers are in need of advanced listening devices which work in tandem with their iPhones, iPads, and other electronic devices.
One of the best made-for-iPhone hearing aids on the market is Starkey’s Halo 2. Engineered to work specifically with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch, this hearing aid will help wearers stay connected to the people and things they love most.
What’s Special About the Halo 2?
Starkey’s Halo 2 will make life more convenient for the tech-savvy hearing aid wearer in several ways. Users will be able to:
- Instantly stream phone calls, music, and video to their ears with pristine sound quality
- Discreetly adjust settings with TruLink, an easy-to-use hearing control app
- Make minor adjustments to suit their preferences in different listening environments
- Automatically apply sound settings in different geo-tagged locations
- Hear comfortably in challenging environments with Acuity Directionality
Wireless Connectivity Features with the Halo 2
The Halo 2 connects with TruLink, one of the most useful applications in made-for-iPhone hearing aids. Here are a few key features of this app:
Answer calls with the touch of a finger, then hear the entire conversation streamed directly into your Halo 2 via Bluetooth technology.
By simply moving your finger on the screen, you can adjust sound quality then save it as a TruLink Memory. This means that no matter the environment, you can enjoy hearing just the way you like it.
This feature makes it easy to personalize a sound setting to any environment, then save it as a TruLink memory. Users can also “geo-tag” that memory to a specific location by using the GPS on their phones, and the Halo 2 will automatically activate that setting when you walk into a location.
With this feature, you can easily change volume and switch memories on your phone, and because both volume and memories are adjusted using a visual indicator bar, you have better control and nearly infinite levels to suit your sound preferences precisely.
Clear and pristine audio streaming of music, videos, FaceTime®, Siri® or any media played through your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or iPod touch – with a personalized and immersive listening experience. Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aids process speech and music independently from one another to better the acoustics of listening to music and other sound.
Find My Hearing Aids
Easily find lost hearing aids using the Find My Hearing Aids feature, showing both a location and a time stamp. A signal detector sends a stronger or weaker signal based on how close you are to locating your hearing aids.
In addition to these TruLink features, the Halo 2 provides an excellent feedback canceller and customizable tinnitus relief for more pleasant and undisrupted listening. This advanced noise disruption technology is made even better with Acuity Directionality, a precise directional microphone that can focus in on speech in noisy environments. Finally, an added benefit in terms of durability is the hearing aid’s Surface NanoShield that surrounds the aid itself and effectively repels water and wax.