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Hearing Aids

Smartphone Compatible

Connect directly to your Android and Apple smartphones via the Thrive Hearing or TruLink Hearing app.

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This Products Technologies

Product Features

  • Stream phone calls, music and more, directly from your iPhone or smartphone to your hearing aids
  • Deliver Pristine sound and exceptional listening clarity
  • Eliminate buzzing and whistling
  • Help you better understand conversations and hear comfortably in any noise environment

Smartphone compatibility

The Thrive Hearing Control app lets you easily connect your Livio® AI and Livio® hearing aids to your Apple® and Android™ devices.

Apple® compatibility

Thrive Hearing Control app runs on iOS 11 or higher. For best performance, we recommend using the most current iOS version. iOS UPDATE NOTE: When updating the version of iOS on your iPhone, the hearing aids may lose connection, requiring you to un-pair and re-pair the hearing aids with your iPhone. The following devices have been tested for compatibility:

iPhone XS
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
iPad Pro (12.9-inch 2nd generation; 12.9-inch 1st generation; 10.5-inch; 9.7-inch)
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad (6th generation; 5th generation)
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2
iPod touch (6th generation)

Android compatibility

Thrive Hearing Control app runs on Android 6.0 or higher. The following phones have been tested for compatibility:

Samsung Galaxy® S10
Samsung Galaxy® S10+
Samsung Galaxy® S10e
Samsung Galaxy® S9+
Samsung Galaxy® S8+
Samsung Galaxy® S8
Samsung Galaxy® S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy® S7
Samsung Galaxy® S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy® S6
Samsung Galaxy® Note 9
Samsung Galaxy® Note 8
Samsung Galaxy® Note 5
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
Google Nexus 6P
Google Nexus 5X
HTC 10
HTC 9
HTC One M8
HTC One M7
HTC U11 Life
LG LV-30
Motorola X4

Thrive Hearing Control app streaming functionality with smartphones running the Android operating system requires the Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote Microphone +.

We are constantly evaluating Android products and their compatibility with our hearing aids. Due to the complex nature of the Android platform and many different types of products utilizing this platform, we test each product separately and will provide compatibility information as we complete our rigorous testing.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and FaceTime are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

Customer Reviews

My mom was struggling with her hearing for a long time, and finally made an appointment with Dr. Kuster. He is by far, the best doctor around. He has treated my mom with the utmost respect and patience. He explains what needs to be done and why. He is gentle...

Shari Purdy, on Google

This is the best audiologist office I’ve been to, Dr. Kuster was awesome, personable and very informative. I had brought my two very young kids with me as well and he was nothing but patient with them being there. Definitely will be returning and referring !! Stephine

Stephine Rogers, on Google

Mother visiting, forgot domes, cant hear anything without hearing aids, and this place worked her in as a walk in, examined her ear to make sure there was nothing in the canal, obstructive, potential infection risk: and then stopped everything to search their samples to see if they had a...

Pam Horkan, on Google

Dr. Paul Kuster made a huge difference in my "quality of life" nearly6 years ago with his audiologist knowledge, his doctor's knowledge and personal care. Not only did he get me equipped with a great product after thorough analysis of my problem of hearing loss over the past 40 years,...

Dwight Jasmann, on Google

I visited Ascent Audiology and Hearing today for my routine six month visit. It is one Doctor appointment that I look forward to keeping. I have been a patient of Dr. Kuster for several years and find him to be very caring, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and...

Bonnie Carder, on Google

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