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Founded in 1964, Unitron is a Canadian hearing aid manufacturer, based in the Waterloo region of Ontario, also known as Canada’s “Silicon Valley.” To raise awareness on the issue of hearing loss, Unitron began a campaign called “What’s Your Favorite Sound?” receiving response worldwide.
North Platform is at the center of Unitron’s hearing aids. North is an incredibly fast processing platform that provides wearers with a 101-decibel dynamic range, capturing sounds without distortion. North’s SoundNav is an automatic program that focuses on seven specific environments, with four programs dedicated specifically to conversation.
Unitron’s Moxi Now is “the world’s smallest receiver-in-canal hearing aid.” Moxi Now is powered by the North Platform, and is the size of two blueberries stacked on top of one another. Moxi Now comes in three technology levels to accommodate different degrees of hearing loss. With Speech Zone 2 and Binaural Spatial Processing, Moxi Now ensures speech intelligibility and improved awareness of one’s environment. Other Moxi aids include Moxi Fit and Moxi Kiss, both of which received Red Dot Design Awards in 2014 and 2015.
Other Unitron families include Stride (behind-the-ear and in-the-ear) and Max. Max hearing aids are designed for people who experience higher degrees of hearing loss. Unitron offers a consumer-based approach to hearing aids, with TrueFit Software and Flex. With these two programs, your hearing specialist can identify and customize the best hearing aids for you, as well as trial to test-drive your new aids.
Oticon was founded in 1904 in Denmark, with the mission “People first.” In collaboration with the Ericksholm Research Institute, Oticon hearing aids offer cutting edge design and customizable features to meet specific hearing needs.
With over a century of experience, Oticon continues to lead in research and innovation.
Oticon’s Velox Processing Platform analyzes and balances sound at an incredibly fast speed, which assists the brain in the listening process. As such, wearers who experience the Velox platform have reported 20% reduction in listening effort in noisy environments and 20% more capacity to remember in challenging noise situations. With improved speech recognition features, Velox provides wearers with 30% better speech understanding and clarity in noise.
Velox powers the new OPN, pronounced “open,” a hearing aid with an open sound solution. Unlike other advanced hearing aids of this kind, OPN captures all sounds in a wearer’s environment, empowering the brain to decide where it wants to focus. OPN aids offer features such as OpenSound Navigator Environmental Analyzer, which scans the full 360 degrees of a wearer’s listening environment and provides direct access to sound.
Oticon is known for its sophisticated BrainHearing Technology, which supports the brain in the listening process. BrainHearing Technology is available in Oticon hearing aid families such as Alta, Nera, and Ria.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American manufacturer of hearing aids, founded in 1967 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Starkey is best known for their Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aid. Halo 2 is one of the first aids designed to specifically connect to the iPhone (and Android devices), creating a new level of seamless listening and accessibility. Through wireless connection, Halo 2 enables wearers to stream phone calls, FaceTime, music, movies, and other media directly from their aids to their ears.
Starkey’s Muse Made for Life hearing aid is designed to analyze and balance complex listening environments, combined with comfort in noise, high-quality music listening, and improved speech recognition. With the Synergy Platform, Muse offers a natural listening experience with improved speech recognition and directionality.
Starkey hearing aids offer Multiflex Tinnitus Therapy, a feature to address tinnitus, a “ringing of the ears,” which often occurs with hearing loss.
ReSound is a Danish manufacturer of hearing aids, founded in the 1940s, with the mission to “help people rediscover hearing so they can live rich, active, and fulfilling lives.” ReSound introduced important industry firsts, such as the first open-standard digital chip, Wide Dynamic Range Compression sound processing, and Digital Feedback Suppression.
The LiNX2 Made for iPhone hearing aid is ReSound’s most popular model. As a Made for iPhone hearing aid, LiNX2 allows people to connect to their devices to stream phone calls, FaceTime, music, movies, and other media directly to their ears. Additionally, LiNX2 activates your phone’s GPS geo-tagging feature to archive your preferences by location. When you return to a saved location, your LiNX2 aids will automatically adjust, providing a truly natural and seamless listening experience.
For people with higher degrees of hearing loss, ReSound offers the ENZO2, a super powered aid. With heightened speech recognition and spatial awareness features, ENZO2 provides a comfortable listening experience. Features available with ENZO2 include New Binaural Directionality II, Spatial Sense, and Surround Sound, as well as feedback cancellation, comfort in noise and in wind, and speech focus.