Category: Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

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Comparing Population Coverage between Hearing Aids Using Presets vs Bose CustomTune™

The self-fitting Bose SoundControl™ hearing aid is the first of its kind to gain FDA clearance. In the self-fitting process, the Bose Hear app uses the Bose CustomTune™ interface for mapping to a wide range of target gain profiles, derived from a hearing loss database. This article compares the population coverage—or the percentage of people who would be able to find a frequency gain profile similar to a NAL-NL2 prescription fit—of SoundControl to other self-fitting amplification devices which typically feature only 1 to 4 preset gain profiles.

Hearing Aids

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Rexton Launches M-Core Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aid manufacturer Rexton announced an all-new line-up of rechargeable M-Core behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. The new M-Core devices help “improve hearing in any situation, and include the M-Core B-Li P, the M-Core B-Li M, and the M-Core B-Li HP – the company’s first high-power rechargeable BTE hearing aid that delivers up to 61 hours of battery life on a single charge.”

Behind the Ear

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Whisper Announces First Upgrade of ‘Learning Hearing Aid’

San Francisco-based Whisper released the first upgrade to its Whisper Hearing System. As the first of many, the upgrade marks the beginning of a series of planned improvements in sound processing and new features to Whisper—all without the need for existing users to purchase a new hearing aid.

In the Ear

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Widex Moment Receives Tech for Change Award

WIDEX MOMENT was selected for having pioneered “the first digital hearing aid to incorporate dual artificial intelligence engines to improve real-time listening,” according to the company's announcement.

Speech in Noise?

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Reducing Hearing Aid Delay for Optimal Sound Quality: A New Paradigm in Processing

Sound quality in digital hearing aids is often compromised due to signal-processing delay and the resulting “comb-filter effect.” To change this, Widex recently introduced a new solution, designed particularly for mild-to-moderate hearing losses, which employs an ultralow delay. This results in a sound quality that has, until now, been unattainable in digital hearing aids. This article describes the physics of hearing aid delay, and presents a field study on the sound quality experience of the new system.