What’s New in Hearing Aids?

Hearing aid technology changes rapidly. Below are some of the latest hearing aids we prescribe and fit in our clinic.

Oticon Real

The Oticon Real hearing aid family have been well received. Similar to Oticon’s previous OPN and More hearing aid technology, Real’s do not use traditional directional strategies in noisy environments to suppress unwanted sound. Instead, they use their ‘Open Sound Navigator’ and ‘Deep Neural Network’.  This gives the aids arguably the most natural sound quality available which builds on our brains amazing ability to filter out unwanted noise. They are rechargeable and Bluetooth compatible. So, if you are looking for a fuss free, automatic hearing aid with unrivalled sound quality these might be the aids for you. To find out more about Oticon’s Real hearing aid range, go to: https://www.oticon.com.au/hearing-aid-users/hearing-aids/products/real

Signia AX – Augmented Xperience Hearing Aids

Signia AX hearing aids use two separate processors for incoming sound: one for sounds you want to hear (like your conversation partner’s voice) and one for all the other sounds.

This is effective in reducing outside noise and making it easier to hear what you want to hear. The AX platform also has ‘Auto EchoShield’ to help you hear better in echoey places and ‘Own Voice Processing 2.0’ to make your own voice sound more natural. There is a whole range of hearing aid styles in the AX family including rechargeable In-The-Ear hearing aids. All aids are Bluetooth compatible. To learn more about Signia’s AX hearing aids go to: https://www.signia.net/en-au/hearing-aids/augmented-xperience/


Phonak Lumity

Phonak Lumity uses artificial intelligence-based machine learning to accurately identify and adjust to different sound environments. This allows you to focus on the conversation you want to hear and not the noise around you. Features such as the new StereoZoom 2.0 and SpeechSensor adapt to different noise levels and are adjustable in the myPhonak app. These aids are rechargeable and Bluetooth compatible. Go to https://www.phonak.com/en-au/hearing-devices/hearing-aids/audeo-lumity to learn more about the Phonak Lumity hearing aid range.