New horizons for hearing

March 7, 2016 by Janic Lauriault
Nouveaux horizons
Once again, a new range of hearing aids pushes the limits of what it is possible to hear with these devices. Boasting a set of new functionalities, including an optimized converter that transforms analog signals into digital signals to be processed by the circuit, these hearing aids pick up more sounds than any other hearing aid on the market.

Wearers will benefit from enhanced speech signal and surrounding sounds without any distortion. The new devices adapt quickly, automatically, and constantly to any listening situation, no matter the complexity, offering exceptional sound quality and listening comfort.

Improved sound pickup

These new hearing aids pick up any type of sound, from the highest to the lowest, as well as loud and low-intensity sounds. They offer a wide range of hearable sounds and increased listening comfort.

Pure and natural sound

The new line of devices reduce unwanted low-intensity sounds (e.g., fan, fridge) while preserving important low-intensity sounds like whispering or conversations from a distance. They tone down wind noise when outdoors while keeping important signals, like speech, intact—improving speech intelligibility by 57% in high winds.

Natural communication

We are all exposed to ever-changing sound environments, but hearing aid wearers need their devices to respond quickly to such changes.

These hearing aids feature a precise processing system that generates optimized sound, no matter the sound environment. They also have a universal listening program including an advanced sound classification system that groups listening environments into nine distinct sound categories. This program analyzes incoming sounds, immediately assesses the sound environment, and adapts to the acoustic atmosphere and to the wearer’s unique hearing condition.

Wearers will enjoy increased audibility and comfort in all listening situations. All participants in preliminary testing expressed satisfaction in their hearing improvement.

Connectivity

In a world where mobile phones have become an essential communication tool, the new handsfree COM-DEX connectivity solution allows users to send speech signals received by cellphone directly to the hearing aids. Compatible with most phones through Bluetooth technology, this solution allows hearing aid control through the COM-DEX application. A smartphone can be used as a remote control to switch listening programs and sound settings.

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

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