I hope this helps people so they don’t have to struggle with this as I did:
Self Programming Starkey Hearing Aids
I currently have Wi series Hearing Aids from Starkey. I bought them used and have had them replaced 2 times over the years for problems like taking them for a swim. I verified the serial numbers when I bought them to make sure they were not stolen. Now the warranties are direct to me, but programming them costs me $200 or more each time and that’s only for 1 programming session. Thus my foray into self-programming, necessity, the Mother of invention.
I got the Inspire software from the Starkey Pro site. The patient database allows one to back up copies of their HA programs. I believe the following links still work. I had an older version of Inspire and was able to upgrade it with the Starkey upgrade utility in the software.
Figure out what cables and flex strip you need to attache to the Hi-Pro.
This should help:
I was fortunate to find these cables on Ebay. $20 for each purple cable.
I got the Hi-pro knock off on www.aliexpress.com specifying “hi-pro hearing” on the search line and paid $169. (price seems to keep increasing)
After getting up my courage some months after buying the Hi-pro knockoff, I finally hooked the cable to the hearing aids. That was really the most difficult part. Coordinating the pins within the hearing aid with the cables.
Starkey’s newest software works with Windows 10. When I ran the Inspire software it saw the Hi-pro knockoff as verified by Inspire.
Inspire identified my hearing aids correctly.
Inspire is made for dummies on one level and for real pros on the other. Your first time programming your aids, merely enter your hearing test results and Inspire will auto program the hearing aids.
I was able to easily program my Wi110 switch for whatever 4 modes I wanted. Theater, Car, Outside, etc….
After running the HA’s for a while you can fine tune the hearing aids with simple to use English language options like “too tinny”, Too soft, etc…
Best of luck,