Starkey Halo IQ

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Product update: the newest product in Starkey's lineup is the Starkey Livio AI.

Starkey Halo IQ - Made for iPhone

As phones and other personal electronic devices constantly grow smarter and smarter, Starkey Hearing Technologies kept up with the times – stretching back to the early 2000s with wireless hearing aids. Halo IQ, now using Starkey's Synergy platform and Acuity OS2, is a testament to Starkey's on-going evolution to provide the most advanced and sophisticated technologies to improve lives. Halo IQ is a Made for iPhone hearing aid (also compatible with Android devices). As a Made for iPhone hearing aid, Halo's features are designed to specifically be compatible with and to connect to your smartphone. Together, these two devices bring a new level of accessibility, ease of operation, and clarity in listening.

Halo relies on Starkey's TruLink app for this convenient experience. Updated in August of 2017, the TruLink provides a seamless connection between the phone and the hearing aids. TruLink, a downloadable app for your device, connects to the iPhone (and iPad, iPod touch, etc.) to wirelessly stream phone calls, FaceTime, music, movies, and other media directly from the device to the Halo 2 aids in your ears. Not only does this provide a hands-free experience – it also ensures that we are using the best of newest technology to our advantage. To date, Halo IQ hearing aids connect to the following devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and various Android devices (Google Nexus, select Samsung models, and select HTC models).

Starkey Halo IQ Warranty

Each Starkey Halo IQ i2400 hearing aid comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty, and includes a 3-year loss and damage warranty. Each hearing aid may be replaced one time during the loss and damage period for $300. The replacement cost includes a replacement instrument as well as an in-person appointment with your local provider to ensure the hearing aid is configured correctly. You may add one year to the warranty coverage, effectively giving you a 4-year manufacturer warranty and 4-year loss and damage warranty, by checking the box under extended warranty, above. Each Starkey Halo IQ i2000 and Starkey Halo IQ i1600 hearing aid comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, and includes a 2-year loss and damage warranty. Purchasing the warranty extension will extend both to 3 years. 

Starkey Halo IQ Models

  • 13 RIC
  • 312 RIC
 13 RIC312 RIC
Hardware Features
Battery Size 13 312
Surface NanoShield
Made for iPhone
Volume Control  
Push Button  
TruLink Hearing Control App

Starkey Halo IQ Technology Levels

  • i2400
  • i2000
  • i1600
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years 2 years 2 years
Loss and Damage Warranty 3 years 2 years 2 years
Adjustment Bands 24 20 16
Speech Shift
Multiflex Tinnitus
Wind Noise Management 4 options 2 options 1 option
Acuity Speech Maximum Mid-level Minimum
WhistleFree Feedback Cancellation

Introducing the Halo IQ with Synergy Platform

The Synergy platform uses Starkey's Acuity OS2 and promises to deliver a better patient experience through improved sound quality and immersive sound experiences. The Halo IQ improves patient satisfaction by using a number of new features. 

Speech Indicators for Memory

In the past, hearing aid wearers with multiple hearing programs have had to remember their programs by number. This could cause confusion and requires the user to recall which number corresponds to which listening environment. With IQ's Speech Indicators for Memory, wearers can tag their programs with descriptive terms like "Kitchen" or "Restaurant". 

Acuity Immersion Directionality

Acuity Immersion Directionality recognizes that all noisy situations are not the same. This features helps restore the natural directionality of the pinna and gives a more spatial experience in difficult listening environments. 

Smart VC

The Smart VC feature gives Halo wearers the ability to turn up the volume when some of the hearing aids channels are at or close to maximum levels. Many other volume controls (on other systems) will not allow the user to turn up the volume once one channel has achieved it's maximum levels. Smart VC provides that extra level of flexibility that a user may need to hear their best in certain situations. 

More Halo Features

GPS Geo-Tagging

Whether you are new to hearing aids or a seasoned wearer, you know that you hear differently in different places. As a hearing aid wearer, you'll find that you make simple adjustments to your hearing aids are you move through different spaces. As you move between loud environments and quite ones, your slight adjustments will be logged in the TruLink control app. With Halo 2' GPS geo-tagging feature, your preferences will be archived with the location saved. When you return to these locations, Halo 2 makes automatic adjustments based on the preferences you made the previous time you were there. This level of seamlessness provides wearers with the experience of natural listening as they move from place to place – hands-free. Halo 2 offers 20 customized and geotagged hearing aid memories for an intuitive, natural listening experience.

Better Listening in Challenging Environments

Halo 2's Acuity Directionality feature helps wearers hear better in challenging noise environments. People with hearing loss know the difficulties of hearing speech and other specific sounds within a noisy environment, with distracting background sounds. Directionality refers to the way in which microphones adjust and focus on the sounds in your environment, mirroring natural hearing. Halo 2's microphones, placed at different locations on the aid, pick up the entire scope of sound in the environment and synchronize to deliver clear sound.With Personalized Control in the TruLink app, wearers of Halo 2 are able to make adjustments to their listening experience. Features such as SoundSpace and Noise Manager allow wearers to change their preferences depending on the environmen

Improved Speech Recognition

Halo 2's connection to your smartphone ensures that your FaceTime and phone conversations will be clear and comfortable. Through wireless connection with the TruLink app, your phone calls are streamed wirelessly to your Halo 2 aids. In addition to this ease of communication, the above Acuity Directionality feature assists with speech sounds. Acuity Directionality has been designed to specifically focus on speech signals wherever they may appear in your environment – even if it's to the side or behind you. Speech Shift assists Acuity Directionality with speech recognition.

Customized Tinnitus Relief

Multiflex Tinnitus Technology is Starkey's answer to the frustrating experience of tinnitus. Tinnitus, “ringing of the ears,” is a condition in which people experience sounds without an external stimulus. It often occurs due to damage to inner ear hair cells after exposure to loud noise, but there are various causes for this condition. Tinnitus happens to occur alongside 80% of hearing loss cases, and is addressed by Halo 2 with Multiflex Tinnitus Technology. Both Halo 2 and TruLink 3.0 include Multiflex Tinnitus Technology, which is fully customizable and adjustable to meet wearer needs.

Feedback Cancellation

Feedback occurs when the amplified sounds in your aids are picked up by the microphone and re-amplified, creating a loop. This loop of sound is often unpleasant, and ranges from a buzz to whistle to a screech. Feedback creates an uncomfortable listening experience, and it often occurs when your aids are not fitted properly. Halo 2 is equipped with a Feedback Cancellation feature, which anticipates and eliminates feedback noise before it can affect your listening experience.


Halo 2 hearing aids are constructed with durable materials to protect the sensitive, electronic components from the elements. Moisture, heat, humidity, and debris may all adversely affect the hearing aid's function. Coated in Surface NanoShield, Halo 2 aids repel water, earwax, and other debris to ensure proper aid function and dependability. This is especially useful for people who lead active lifestyles.

Reviews of Starkey Halo 

Perhaps the greatest endorsement for Starkey Halo 2 is that it won the 2015 Silver Edison Award in the Science/Medical/Dental category – the company's fourth Edison Award. The Edison Award is a competitive prize that honors new products that innovate the way we live.


Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American hearing aid manufacturer based in Minnesota. The company began with a hearing aid repair service called Professional Hearing Aid, owned by Bill Austin. In 1971, Austin purchased Starkey Laboratories, an earmold company from Harold Starkey and merged the two, retaining the name Starkey. In the past few decades, Starkey has devoted its work to research and innovation, introducing a number of industry firsts. As early as 1973, Starkey had introduced an in-the-ear hearing aid with a 90-day trial period – an industry first.

Starkey received major recognition in 1983, when President Ronald Reagan was fitted with Starkey INTRA hearing aids. This recognition shed light on the importance of hearing health and encouraged Americans to seek treatment for hearing loss, while also boosting the hearing aid industry. Starkey began the Starkey Hearing Foundation to further efforts of hearing loss awareness around the world. In the 21st century, Starkey continues to innovate, with features and devices to change the way people hear. Starkey Hearing Technologies introduced SurfLink in 2012, which enables hands-free cell phone conversations, along with a number of other wireless innovations. In 2014, Starkey debuted one of the market's first Made for iPhone hearing aids, the Halo, which would go on to receive an Edison Award. Among other new aids rolled out in the past two years, Starkey has updated the original technologies of the Halo, found in the brand-new Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aid.

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  • 5
    Starkey Halo IQ

    Posted by Brenda Morgan on Jan 12th 2018

    I love this hearing aid. It is my first and I am glad I splurged. I feel like I got what I paid for. Discreet, well made, comfortable (maybe they should be waterproof, I forgot I was wearing them, and got into the shower!!) Thank you Starkey!!

  • 4
    Starkey Halo 2

    Posted by Marla James on Oct 30th 2017

    I love how little the hearing aid is, and I love how it is bluetooth capable!! The only problems Ive had are being able to hear myself chew makes it hard to hear while Im eating. Its strange. I do love the color choices (match hair) and the way I can change to restaurant mode, I just wish it could make it where I dont hear myself so loudly.

  • 5
    Starkey Halo IQ

    Posted by Chantell Berring on Oct 12th 2017

    So like the other reviews said, being able to have this attached to my I-phone is really amazing. It is really fun when I walk around and you CANNOT see the hearing aid at all so people think I am talking on some new fancy blue tooth they cant see. I am younger so having it be brown like my hair makes it doubly invisible. The restaurant mode is great when I am out with my family. I hear everything they are saying.

  • 5

    Posted by V. Gunderson on Sep 11th 2017

    I don't usually do this but I actually really like this product. This is my third set of Hearing Aids and the ability to listen directly from my iPhone is really great. My old hearing aids connected to my phone but I had to wear an electronic necklace (my wife called it the Dog Collar) and everytime I went through the security scanner anywhere the hearing aids went bonkers. My grandkids have been video chatting with me and I can hear them alot more clearly then before, glad I bought these. I do miss my Audiolgist that I have been seeing for the last 15 years but the price listed here is about $3,000 less then what she quoted from her. The local provider has been an 8/10 and so I decided to buy a service package after my follow up appointment I am still getting used to them but all in all they have been pretty good.

  • 4
    Great product

    Posted by Karen on Jul 13th 2017

    The Halo 2 hearing aide is great! It really did help add clarity to my hearing. I didn't have to nod and pretend to hear someone any more. They were great quality and inexpensive without being cheap. I liked that. Best part is that the hearing aid is so tiny and discreet that you can hardly tell i'm wearing it! so glad I went with Starkey!