Genesis AI Hearing Aids: Unveiling the Power of Edge Mode

Starkey Edge Mode

The modern world is filled with a variety of challenging listening environments, from bustling city streets to crowded restaurants. For those with hearing impairment, these environments can become particularly troublesome. The Genesis AI hearing aids released in 2023 provide a solution through their innovative feature, Edge Mode.

The Power of Simplicity and AI: A Personal Experience

As a professional, I’ve always preferred to keep hearing aid programming as simple as possible for my patients (as research supports this). I believe in the strength of automated features, allowing the hearing aid to adapt and respond on its own to various environments without the need for manual changes.

However, my perspective was notably enhanced during a recent Starkey training session where I had the opportunity to personally wear the Genesis AI hearing aids for 36 hours. I programmed these hearing aids such that a double tap would activate Edge Mode. The idea was to experiment with this AI-driven manual program that promised to deliver an all-encompassing listening experience.

Starkey Genesis professional training, desk and projector

To my surprise, Edge Mode Plus exceeded my expectations. The AI dynamically changed the hearing aid settings, effectively minimizing background noise and honing in on the sounds and conversations I wanted to hear. It was an effortless experience, and I appreciated the comprehensive nature of this feature.

Because Edge Mode Plus adapts using artificial intelligence, it understands and adapts to an array of challenging listening environments without the need for multiple pre-set programs. This empowers the wearer with improved audibility, all within an easy-to-use manual setting.

Based on my experience and the positive outcomes, I am inclined to recommend the Starkey Genesis AI hearing aids to most of my patients, providing them with access to the innovative Edge Mode. This approach simplifies the patient’s interaction with their device while maintaining the versatility and functionality required to support their unique listening needs.

This is a testament to the power of simplicity merged with advanced technology. Genesis AI hearing aids, with their Edge Mode, can adapt to diverse environments, and keep the control straightforward for the user, maintaining the essence of my approach toward hearing aid programming.

My only hessitation is that Edge Mode has to be disengaged manually when you leave the noisy situation. I fear many use will accidently leave their hearing aids in this mode for longer than desired.

What is Edge Mode Plus?

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Edge Mode is a powerful, on-demand feature of our Genesis AI hearing aids. It utilizes on-board AI to provide optimized noise management and speech audibility adjustments in demanding listening scenarios. This could include situations with substantial background noise or when trying to converse with people wearing face masks.

The Power of Starkey Genesis AI

In 2023, the Genesis AI was launched as an industry’s first device incorporating embedded motion sensors and AI. This transformed the hearing aid from a single-purpose device into a multi-function one, offering exceptional hearing performance and a gateway to health and wellness tracking.

Genesis AI features automatic fall detection and text alerts to trusted contacts, among other capabilities. With the addition of Edge Mode, Genesis AI brings the power of AI to patients’ fingertips.

Who Can Benefit from Edge Mode Plus?

Edge Mode Plus is designed to help anyone who:

  • Regularly faces challenging listening environments.
  • Wants an easy way to make more significant noise management adjustments when needed.

How Does Edge Mode Work?

In a difficult listening situation, when a pre-set memory isn’t sufficient, patients can activate Edge Mode by simply double-tapping or giving a short press to their Genesis AI hearing aids. Once activated, Edge Mode conducts an AI-based analysis of the current environment and adjusts the gain, noise management, and directionality accordingly.

Why Patients Will Want Edge Mode Plus

Regardless of how well a hearing aid is programmed, patients will encounter unpredictable or challenging acoustic environments. Edge Mode Plus is engineered to make these moments more comfortable and audible.

How Genesis AI Helps You

Programming a hearing aid for every situation a patient may encounter can be a daunting task. Traditionally, your options have included fine-tuning the hearing aid through constant office visits, making inferences based on patient reactions in the clinic, or relying on the patient to change programs as they move through different environments. These options can be time-consuming, imprecise, and lead to patient frustration.

Edge Mode Plus presents a solution to this fitting dilemma. It improves the listening experience by providing an easy, on-demand way to enhance speech understanding in challenging instances when preset programs aren’t enough.


The Genesis AI hearing aids and their Edge Mode feature represents a new era of audibility. By harnessing the power of AI, Genesis AI hearing aids offer users the ability to optimize their hearing in any environment, providing better speech understanding and an overall improved listening experience.

With the help of Genesis AI, patients can experience life with clear and effortless hearing, even in the most challenging acoustic environments.

Jonathan Javid Au.D.

Jonathan Javid Au.D., a seasoned audiologist with an extensive background in the field of audiology. With over 11 years of invaluable clinical experience, Jonathan has dedicated his career to helping individuals enhance their hearing and improve their quality of life.

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