Wear devices anywhere and anytime
Features that make sounds comfortable to listen to in any environment.
Examples of what this can help you with:
– Participate in the social events that I want
– My hearing aids are comfortable
|Expand each section to learn more about the hearing aid feature in detail|
Reduces noise to improve listening comfort and make it easier to hear the sounds you want to hear.
Noise Reduction in detail
Adaptive noise reduction attempts to reduce bothersome background sounds while preserving speech understanding. These technologies differentiate which parts of a sound is primarily speech and which is primarily noise, and this information is used to enhance the speech signal above the noise.
Reduced Listening Effort
Low-level expansion or soft noise reduction reduces quiet noises that the wearer may find annoying (such as environmental noise or microphone noise) while preserving the amplification of the sounds they do want to hear.
Reverberation reduction uses signal processing methods to detect and lower the level of echoes in large rooms and halls. Reverberation reduction may improve speech understanding and reduce listening effort.
Reduced Listening Effort
Feedback prevention technology addresses high-frequency whistling (feedback), which occurs when the sounds hearing aids generate in the ear canal leaks out of the ear canal back to the microphone. Feedback cancelling systems minimise the problem of feedback by detecting the problem sounds and subtracting them from the microphone input.
Transient noise reduction reduces the discomfort of loud temporary noises while preserving speech signals. As sound is processed by the hearing aid, any sudden loud noises are reduced, making them more comfortable to the wearer
Wind reduction features address wind noise, which can be loud and irritating to a hearing aid wearer. Wind reduction features use signal processing methods to reduce the loudness of wind noise to the wearer and improves comfort.
|Look out for these words: Digital noise reduction, Noise reduction algorithms, Noise cancellation technology.|
Masks or reduces the sound of tinnitus, which is ringing in one or both ears. The therapy can help manage its effects, such as anxiety or stress. May include helpful tips for relaxing and meditation.
Tinnitus Therapy in detail
Tinnitus management features actively help reduce the wearer’s perception of tinnitus, such as by presenting sounds that cover up (‘mask’) the tinnitus or by not amplifying sounds that are similar to a wearer’s tinnitus.
Tinnitus resources are tools and information that help the wearer understand their tinnitus and to help them manage the impacts of tinnitus, including effects on their wellbeing.
|Look out for these words: Noise therapy, Notch sound therapy, Counselling and psychoeducation.|
Improves comfort to help you use your hearing aids more often and for longer periods. This is very useful for people using hearing aids for the first time.
Wearing Comfort in detail
Acclimatisation management helps the wearer get used to new hearing aids, which can take time, especially for people using hearing aids for the first time. This feature gradually increases amplification over a set period of time to allow the wearer to adjust to the new amplified sound slowly. It is intended to improve wearer acceptance and results in more consistent hearing aid use.
Processing of Wearer’s Voice addresses the fact that many hearing aid wearers find the sound of their own voice amplified through hearing aids to be distracting and unnatural. These features detect the hearing aid wearer’s speech and reduces amplification to maintain a comfortable and natural perception of their voice.
|Look out for these words: Acclimatisation management, Occlusion effect processing.|