Communicate naturally

April 20, 2016 by Janic Lauriault


Hearing aid technology is constantly advancing. Manufacturers continue to offer users increasingly natural, rich sound quality that is true to the environment.

A new range of hearing aids, currently on the market, delivers refined digital sound processing that takes performance to a new level. They feature a set of brand new functions that capture, purify, and process sound without compromising quality.

Every day, we are exposed to a variety of constantly changing sound environments. Each situation is unique and creates specific communication needs. In order to ensure optimal sound quality and performance for hearing-impaired people, hearing aids must adapt quickly to these changes.

This new hearing aid series gives wearers an unrivalled sound experience, regardless of the environment. They feature Sound Class technology, a brand new, highly precise sound processing and classifying system that adapts to any sound environment, however extreme. Central to Sound Class technology is a new universal listening program that gives users what they need, when they need it, without having to manipulate their hearing aids.

To design the Sound Class system and ensure the hearing aids equipped with it allow for automatic adjustment optimized to each listening situation, engineers drew on real-life situations, going so far as to record and analyze numerous real-life sound environments.

When signals reach hearing aids, the Sound Class system continually evaluates the user’s listening environment and determines the communication needs. This highly sophisticated system can analyze speech in detail and precisely detect its presence, making speech more intelligible for users.

Following this analysis, listening environments are broken down into nine distinct sound classes, which are included in the Universal program. Once the appropriate sound class is determined, its functions are activated to produce better sound quality and optimal listening conditions in a single listening program, eliminating the need for multiple specialized programs.

Transitions between sound classes are gradual and inaudible to the user. Speech intelligibility is preserved when changing from one sound class to another, giving the wearer a stable sound experience. The wearer can also adjust his or her hearing aids to increase speech audibility or comfort, depending on the listening situation.

Sound Class technology enables hearing aids to adapt to every listening situation and to each person’s hearing loss. It delivers optimized sound quality, greater audibility, and comfort at all times, in perfect balance.

Consult an audioprosthetist to learn more.

To determine which hearing aids are best for you, consult an audioprosthetist.

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