So far, 2016 has proven to be an illustrious year for hearing aid technology. Hearing aid manufacturers have taken consumer feedback into consideration as they designed their newest products.
This year, we are proud to highlight three of the best hearing aids of 2016: Unitron’s Moxi Now, Starkey’s Halo 2 Made for iPhone, and Phonak’s Audeo B-R.
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Moxi Now is the world’s smallest wireless receiver-in-canal hearing aid, and the newest hearing aid from Unitron. It is the size of two blueberries, stacked on top of one another!
Powered by the North Processing Platform, Moxi Now offers a number of signature features. Speech Zone 2 adjusts microphones to focus on speech, while Binaural Spatial Processing creates a network between the two hearing aids to determine the direction of speech. SoundNav, another signature feature, is an automatic program that identifies and smoothly transitions wearers across different sound environments, with specific focus on speech and conversation. Moxi Now Pro offers seven diverse environments.
Other features include Log It All, a trademark of Unitron, which helps your hearing specialist tailor your listening experience to meet your specific needs. My Music offers clearer music listening for music lovers. Frequency Compression balances sounds of both high and low frequency for a more comfortable and easy listening experience. AntiShock protects wearers from the sharp sounds of sudden noises, such as a door slam.
Moxi Now is available in three power levels: 700, 800, and Pro. Both 800 and Pro offer 20 channels, while 700 offers 16. In all technology levels, Moxi Pro offers features such as natural sound balance, data logging, feedback manager, wind control, tinnitus masker, DuoLink (for wireless connectivity), and plasma coating to protect the hearing aids.
Starkey Halo 2
In 2015, Starkey’s Halo Made for iPhone received the Silver Edison Award. The new Halo 2 updates and builds upon the foundations and innovations of the original.
As a made for iPhone hearing aid, Halo 2 is designed to connect wearers to their smartphones and other personal electronic devices. Through the TruLink Hearing Control App, Halo 2 wearers may make adjustments to features and volume with ease, stream phone calls, music and other media directly to their hearing aids, and activate the GPS geo-tagging feature.
The GPS feature is perhaps one of Halo 2’s most innovative. As wearers travel between different environments, Halo 2 logs wearer preferences in specific spaces, using geo-tagging. When you return to these places, the GPS geo-tagging feature will automatically adjust to your previously saved settings. In challenging noise situations, the Halo 2 and TruLink App give wearers an extra boost, but turning the iPhone into an assistive listening device. The microphone captures sound, which are amplified by the app and then streamed directly to the Halo 2.
Starkey’s Halo 2 is available in receiver-in-canal (RIC) and behind-the-ear (BTE) styles.
In response to customer feedback on the need for more advanced rechargeable hearing aid options, Swiss manufacturer Phonak is proud to introduce the Audeo B-R.
Audeo, powered by the Belong Platform, provides 24 hours of hearing with a single charge, making it the longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid on the market. For those on the run, a 30-minute charge provides six hours of listening. Audeo B-R owes this triumph to the lithium-ion battery, which offers 40% more power than other rechargeable battery options.
Belong’s lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology, AutoSense OS, and new, slim design all provide wearers with ease of use, performance, and discreet aesthetics. Additionally, with four years of battery life, wearers need not worry about replacing their batteries any time soon.
Phonak offers several different charging options for the Audeo B-R. The regular charging case only requires a six-hour charge for 24 hours of listening. It is a hard-case, to protect your hearing aids, and it also offers drying capabilities to ensure that your hearing aids do not trap moisture. A compact mini-charger is available for travels, as well as a power pack for seven full charges, perfect for those on the go.
Audeo B-R adapts automatically to whatever sound environment wearers find themselves in, providing a seamless listening experience. The Belong Platform provides Audeo B-R wearers receive 20% better speech understanding, 60% improvement of speech understanding in very noisy environments, and 37% reduction in effort when listening to conversations in cars.
Audeo B-R is available in four performance levels and nine colors. As a receiver-in-canal hearing aid, Audeo B-R is customized to fit the wearer’s ears. Audeo B-R is designed to treat mild to severe hearing loss.
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