Halo 2: Made for iPhone
In 2015, the original Halo Made for iPhone hearing aid received the Silver Edison Award for its innovation. The Halo 2 builds upon the foundation of the original model, updating and addition features while connecting wearers to their iPhones.
Halo 2 connects to your iPhone through the TruLink Hearing Control App, which makes controls simple and convenient.
Starkey Hearing Technologies: Company Overview
Starkey Hearing Technologies is one of the few American manufacturers of hearing aids, founded in 1967 and based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. With a long history of innovation, Starkey has introduced several hearing industry firsts: in-the-canal hearing aid and fully programmable invisible hearing aid. Starkey develops their products with research conducted by the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley. For their innovative work, Starkey has received the Silver Edison Award (in 2016) for the Halo Made for iPhone hearing aid.
Through connection with the TruLink Hearing Control app, Halo 2 allows wearers to stream phone calls, music, videos, and FaceTime directly from their iPhones to their hearing aids. This provides unfettered, pristine sound, without interference, buzzing, or whistling.
Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aids are compatible to Apple iOS9 and 10. TruLink offers Halo 2 wearers ease of control and adjustment capabilities. Halo 2 is compatible with iPhone models 5 and newer, iPad Air, iPad mini, and Apple Watch, to name a few. Halo 2 is also compatible to select Android models, such as Google Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and others.
Through connectivity with your smartphones, Halo 2 offers an incredible GPS geo-tagging feature. When you move through different spaces, you’ll make fine-tuned adjustments to volume and listening features for an optimal experience. Your Halo 2 hearing aids and TruLink archive our preferences. When you return to these locations, your Halo 2 hearing aids will automatically adjust to your saved preferences. This provides you with an extraordinarily natural listening experience.
When you find yourself in challenging noise situations, you may activate the microphone on your smartphone, which you may place near the preferred source of sound you want to hear. These sounds will be amplified and streamed directly to your Halo 2 hearing aids, acting as an assistive listening device for extra amplification.
New and Improved Features
Based on User Feedback
Starkey Hearing Technologies is constantly evolving and designing products based on user feedback and consumer need. The Halo 2 boasts a number of new and improved features to reflect this feedback.
With Acuity Directionality, Halo 2 allows wearers to hear comfortably in challenging environments, and improves speech audibility. SpeechShift helps wearers with speakers’ voices in challenging noise environments. In terms of conversation, phone calls become easier for those who wear the Halo 2. While traditional hearing aids may cause undesired feedback when placed near a phone, the Halo 2’s direct stream of phone calls ensures a comfortable experience.
Starkey understands that hearing is an extremely personal experience. The SoundSpace tool on the TruLink app allows you to make fine-tuned adjustments to meet your specific hearing needs, in any environment. Additionally, Halo 2’s feedback cancellation eliminates the distracting sounds of feedback.
While traditional hearing aids do not provide clear music-listening features, Halo 2 offers features through TruLink that gives music lovers an excellent experience while tuning into their favorite music.
For those who experience tinnitus, Halo 2 offers Starkey’s Advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology. Multiflex Tinnitus Technology provides relief for those who suffer from a “ringing of the ears,” a condition found in 90% of cases of hearing loss.
In terms of construction, the Halo 2 hearing aid is designed for any environment. Covered with Surface NanoShield, Halo 2 is protected against water, earwax, perspiration, and other moisture. This keeps your hearing aids safe and dependable.