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Starkey Laboratories Launches Destiny 1600 at AudiologyNow! 2007

Starkey Laboratories, one of the worlds leading hearing technology companies, today launched the Destiny 1600 during the AudiologyNow! 2007 conference. The new flagship product, Destiny 1600, offers the industrys first initial fit protocol that allows practitioners to conduct an automated initial fitting using real-ear data in less than two minutes. On display at booth No. 346, the Destiny 1600 joins the Destiny line of hearing aids that work in tandem with the intuitive Inspire OS 2.0 software, powered by Starkeys proprietary nFusion technology.

Starkey continually seeks innovative technologies to improve the patient journey to better hearing, said Jerry Ruzicka, president, Starkey Laboratories. The Destiny 1600 continues the momentum of last years revolutionary introduction of nFusion technology and demonstrates Starkeys firm commitment to improve users hearing and help hearing care professionals ensure more accurate fittings.

Its widely accepted that real ear measurement is the only way to get a completely accurate, individualized hearing aid fit. Until now, this has required expensive equipment, and the measurement process can be time consuming, Ruzicka says. The Destiny 1600 provides a fully Integrated Real Ear measurement, automatically incorporated throughout the Inspire OS 2.0 fitting software, providing the most precise fit possible in very little time.

Additional Destiny 1600 product features include:

  • Integrated Real Ear measurement provides the most accurate fit on the market and requires no additional equipment
  • Voice Indicators alert patients, in a wide variety of languages, on the status of their hearing aid, such as low battery, telephone mode and memory
  • Self Check is a diagnostic tool that gives patients a performance report of their hearing aids circuit, receiver and microphone
  • Reminder feature allows practitioners to program an audible follow-up to remind patients about maintenance and return visits

The Destiny 1600 behind-the-ear model (BTE) is available in a stylish new design and 15 colors and patterns to enhance hair color and skin tones, and fit consumers lifestyle.

Designed to work specifically with Destiny hearing line of products is the Inspire OS 2.0 software platform, the industrys only fitting software available today that recreates a users hearing environments within a hearing care professionals office. Simulating various environments through virtual reality, Inspire OS 2.0 works in sync with the Destiny products and nFusion Technology to collect real-ear data and provide the fastest, most accurate individualized fit possible for patients.

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