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Can You Tell Me More about Starkey's Smallest, Most Powerful Rechargeable BTE?

Michele Hurley, AuD, FAAA

December 21, 2020

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Can you tell me more about Starkey's smallest, most powerful rechargeable BTE?

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More and more consumers are seeking rechargeable hearing aid solutions.  Starkey has a robust portfolio of products with lithium-ion rechargeable technology, including the new BTE-R product.  The BTE-R is the smallest and most powerful lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid on the market today.  With its sleek design and easy to use charger, patients are raving about this product.    

Here are a few more details about the BTE-R.

  • Built on the Thrive platform, this product features Starkey's leading artificial intelligence and embedded sensor technology that has made Livio Edge AI and Livio AI a game-changer in providing better hearing and enhanced healthable benefits.   The BTE-R uses the most up-to-date 2.4 GHz wireless technology. This means it is compatible with our wide range of 2.4 GHz family of accessories within the Livio family.  And, all BTE-R devices allow for direct-from Apple and Android streaming capability.
  • With a small case design, BTE-R is the most powerful lithium-ion rechargeable BTE on the market with a matrix of 130 output, 70 DB of gain.  In addition, it features an on-board Telecoil and a variety of colors options. It can also be fit with a standard ear-hook or a thin-tube adaptor for a more sleek look.
  • Battery life for the BTE-R is a great 22 hours of superior listening and this includes four hours of streaming.  Need a quick charge?  No problem.  The device can get about two hours of charge in merely 15 minutes and that full 22 hours of performance in two and a half hours.  The BTE-R uses the same all-in-one charging case as the RIC-R, which includes a snap-in desiccant puck.  The Mini Turbo Charger is also compatible with the BTE-R, for easy and fast on-the-go charging, if needed.

What do you get when you order the BTE-R? The devices are going to come powered down and carefully shipped in the case itself. Included in the box is wall plug/power source, a USB to microUSB connection, a cleaning tool, and the desiccant pack.  As with all hearing aids, moisture is the enemy.  The desiccant pack will help keep the devices clean and dry as they charge overnight.  

This Ask the Expert is an excerpt from Rechargeable Technology Like Nothing Else, From No-One Else. For more information, visit www.starkey.com or visit Starkey's Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.


michele hurley

Michele Hurley, AuD, FAAA

Michele Hurley received a Master of Science in Audiology from North Texas State University and Au.D. from A.T. Still University.  Dr. Hurley has been practicing for 21 years in a variety of professional roles, spending the past 14 years in the area of education and technical services and has spoken on numerous occasions on the topics of hearing aid technology and patient care.


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