Inspire X 2018.1 is Starkey's advanced, intuitive programming tool — designed to help you provide the most precise fittings and superior counseling for your patients and their families.
Every patient's hearing needs are unique. Now you have a more personal, accurate way to fit your patients with Starkey's Prescriptive Fitting Package including SoundPoint, Live Speech Mapping and e-STAT®. We strongly believe a precise fitting is critical to creating successful patient outcomes, which is why this system is integrated into all Starkey products.
Inspire X 2018.1 Features
Acuity Immersion Directionality
Putting a directional device on the ear has the unintended consequence of losing the natural benefit provided by the pinna. Acuity Immersion Directionality is designed to restore front-to-back cues for the patient creating a more natural, safer listening experience.
Having access to a broad frequency range is important to both sound quality and the ability to perceive where a sound is coming from. The CIC microphone location provides access to high frequency information. Translating this information into a region when the patient can hear provides for better hearing through improved sound quality and environmental awareness. (CIC only.)
Speech Indicators for Memory
The indicators played when the patient changes the memory have been numeric, requiring the patient to remember what environment the memory was optimized for. The memory indicator can now be programmed from a long list of frequent patient activities (i.e. restaurant, home) providing for an easier, patient experience.
Acuity Quiet takes Acuity Voice to the next level, by allowing it to process over a larger range of inputs which provides a high fidelity listening experience regardless of the level of background noise.
Reserved gain is not capped by limitations of a single channel, allowing expected volume and behavior.
Expanded InSitu Audiometry
Providing a broader frequency response within Inspire software.
Allows for environmental transitions five times faster than the speed of its predecessor. It quickly and continuously adapts to changing environments when speech is present, allowing the patient to experience more natural and transparent transitions.
New fitting protocol allows for a faster and more personalized best fit, designed to increase the acceptance of hearing aids by patients, especially those who are new users by providing recommended gain settings based on the patient’s experience with hearing devices. During the initial fit, prior to beginning the Auto Path, the professional will be guided to a suggested experience level based on patients’ experiences with amplification. New users will be prescribed less gain and patients transitioning from other manufacturers will be fitted with gain settings more comparable to their previous devices.
The updated Experience Manager, will now include the following experience levels: Level 1 — Novice (setting for those with minimal to no experience with amplification), Level 2 — Familiar, Level 3 — Experienced (target-setting for those experienced with Starkey amplification), Level 4 — Power Fit (setting for those who prefer higher gain than predicted).
Indicators have now been separated so the professional has more flexibility in enabling/disabling indicators for volume, tinnitus and balance control on an individual basis.
The proprietary SoundPoint Tinnitus fitting tool is the only one that allows the patient to fine-tune the stimulus in real time to achieve a tinnitus stimulus that is comfortable, pleasant and can provide the greatest relief. The tool is designed to increase your patient's chance at success.
Speech Shift is a fitting solution for people with precipitous, high frequency losses who cannot hear the high frequencies. Its goal is to make high frequency information more attainable for more patients. It is included in the Best Fit logic but can also be turned on manually.
This innovative fitting function allows you to transfer patient settings from their current Starkey product to a new one — enabling more time for fine-tuning and counseling.
Thanks to Self Learning, Starkey hearing aids gradually and automatically learn patient volume control preferences in each active memory, which helps reduce the number of manual volume control adjustments patients need to make.
SoundPoint is Starkey's patient fitting and counseling tool, designed to more actively engage patients in the fitting process. Increased patient interaction during fittings has been shown to directly increase patient satisfaction with hearing aids. SoundPoint gives you a tool to allow your patients to make slight, subjective adjustments to their hearing aids during the fitting process, to help with the fine-tuning process as part of your overall fitting protocol. A Launch Wizard provides clearer instructions for patients and professionals.
Live 3D Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping allows you to illustrate to your patient how the hearing aid is processing speech or any other input in real time and displays it for easy understanding and verification of performance.
The Lifestyle Assessment is a tool to help you interact with patients to understand the acoustic environments they are in regularly, allowing you to recommend the ideal technology level for their unique lifestyles.
Hearing Loss Simulator
Let patients and their loved ones experience the impact hearing loss can have by giving a live demonstration with our Hearing Loss Simulator. And with the drawing tools features, you can draw on screen to provide additional patient counseling.
Auto Path is an automatic function that provides the most efficient, reliable and prescriptively appropriate initial fit in the industry. You won't even need to detect the new device — Inspire does it for you
At Starkey, we understand the delicate balance of maximizing speech audibility while maintaining listening comfort. By analyzing thousands of successful and unsuccessful hearing aids, we were able to arrive at an evidence-based fitting formula solution called e-STAT, which provides your patients with optimal access to speech cues, improving speech understanding while creating comfortable listening levels for all-day use.
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