The Starkey Wi series is the multiple level offering of the foremost technology from Starkey. There are lower specification product families like the Starkey Ignite available but the Wi is the depository for Starkey premium technology. It is marketed at three different technology levels with the 70 level being the lowest, 90 the mid range and the 110 as the upper technology.
The Wi Series i70 is an eight channel and eight band system enabling an accurate fit during programming and giving scope for sound processing algorithms to operate across a variety of frequencies. In contrast to the entry level Ignite the Wi has a length list of algorithms for the improvement, amplification and clarification of desired sounds, as well as the management of unwanted noise such as background noise and feedback.
There are two important discussions that we recommend you raise with your hearing aid audiologist. Firstly whether your will benefit from the technically superior Wi over the lower cost Ignite system and then what level of the Wi would be appropriate for your needs. This will be primarily dictated by your loss and how you intend to use the hearing aid. There is a vast differential between easy listening environments such as a quiet room, one to one conversation and the complex sounds involved in a busy pub, restaurant or working environment.
The Wi is a wireless enabled product range so in conjunction with some of the Starkey wireless accessories it can be conformed to link directly to Bluetooth compatible household devices. These are becoming ever more common and extend to phones, mobiles phones, television, MP3 players etc. As well as linking to external devices the hearing aids can be programmed to function in harmony ensuring a more natural experience as the devices adapt and balance sound from around you.
In summary: The Wi Series is Starkey’s most advanced line of digital hearing aids boasting all the performance features and options you could possibly want, including Voice iQ2 a leading noise reduction and speech preservation system. The Wi Series i70 includes a wireless option along with enhanced feedback eliminator.