Lacks some of the features available on the IQ11 and has fewer channels but is still a very good hearing aid. It comes in a wide range of styles to suit individual requirements. Superseded by X Series
The S Series IQ 9 is the second level of technology available in this range. Along with the IQ11 and IQ7, it was launched in 2010 and introduced ‘IQ’ which was then Starkeys new noise reduction feature which is now a standard in most of their hearing aids.
The S Series IQ9 is available in the following styles
BTE – (Behind the Ear)
RIC – (Receiver in Canal)
CIC – (Completely in Canal)
ITC – (In the Canal)
ITE – (In the Ear)
IIC – (Invisibe in Canal)
The IIC style is also known as the S Series IQ Otolens which is a tiny device that fits deep in the ear canal. If you are interested in this kind of hearing aid then you may want to look at Starkeys new Soundlens range.
IQ9 Features include
• 12 Channels - Each channel processes a range of frequencies so the more channels you have, the more specifically it can be programmed to suit your hearing needs.
• Feedback Cancellation – This helps to eliminate the annoying whistling sounds that can sometimes occur using Starkeys Purewave technology..
• Voice IQ – This feature helps to reduce the background noise and leave speech much clearer.
• Sweep Technology – This allows you to change volume or memory settings easily with one touch.
The IQ9 also feature Starkeys Hydrashield. This makes your hearing aids resistant to a range of substances such as sweat, wax or water, helping to prolong the life of the hearing aid.
In conclusion the Starkey S Series IQ9 is the mid level of technology in this range but has now been replaced by the X Series 90 which offers new features and added wireless capability. The IQ9 lacks some of the features available on the Starkey S Series IQ11 and has fewer channels but is still a very good hearing aid. It comes in a wide range of styles to suit different individual requirements. If you do find you are on a bit of a budget, you may want to try the Starkey S Series IQ7.