Bernafon is a brand that I came across a couple of years ago and I have had some real success with. The new Alpha technology is based upon the new Demant hardware which also underpins the More from Oticon which I will talk about in a moment. Bernafon says it is the first hybrid technology hearing aid. Each element of their strategy will use a hybrid approach, a blending of two reliable technologies to deliver more than they can individually. They say "Bernafon’s Hybrid Technology™ propels four hybrid processing blocks to provide improved speech understanding and listening comfort."
The new platform will initially be available with just the rechargeable miniRITE-T (mini Receiver In The Ear-Telecoil) device in three levels of technology. The headlines I have at the moment are as follows:
The Alpha is both a Made For iPhone and a true Made For Android hearing aid, offering direct connectivity including streaming from both iPhones and Android phones. The Alpha uses the Google ASHA standard so it will connect to many Android phones with Android 10 and above.
Oticon is also introducing their new platform with the new Demant hardware which they are calling More. They say these will be even better than anything that has gone before.
Oticon focuses on what they call Brain Hearing technology, they believe that the best way to activate the brain's natural ability is to give it all all of the sound information it needs. They feel that doing so will enable the brain to process it effectively and deliver a better experience for the user.
More is the name of the new platform, and it is powered by a new chipset that Oticon call PolarisTM. Oticon says that in comparison to the previous platform, More has the following advances:
The hearing aid scans and analyses the sound scene 500 times per second to understand the complexity of the environment that you are in. The hearing aid then organises the sounds around you to create a clear contrast and balance between them. They say that they have trained this system with over 12 million real-life sound scenes so that it works better to balance the sound scene around you than anything before.
Initially, they are introducing a rechargeable miniRITE (Receiver In The Ear). It is a very discreet Receiver In Canal hearing aid. The miniRITE sits well on the ear and for all intent and purpose is invisible to anything but the closest inspection.
The new device is both a Made For iPhone and a true Made For Android hearing aid. It will offer direct connectivity including audio streaming from both iPhones and many Android phones using Android 10 and above. The device uses Oticon's lithium-ion rechargeable cell, which unlike many others, can be changed in the clinic if needed.
It will offer a full day of hearing, including streaming, with a single 3 hours charge. It has a convenient double push-button making it easy to control volume and adjust programmes. The aids are also IP68-certified which means they can withstand humidity and dust.
If you are interested in either Bernafon Alpha hearing aids or Oticon More hearing aids, or if you would just like your hearing tested, call me on 01506 420519 to book your appointment.
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