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Resound Hearing Aid Product Information

Resound Hearing Aids Product Information

Hearing aids are usually designed to amplify speech in quiet at fairly close range. Obviously, there are times that hearing aid users find themselves in many situations every day. These situations may be acoustically very different than quiet listening at close range. The listening preferences may also be different. Music listening is a good example of a situation where the typical hearing instrument settings may not be optimum. A selection of pre-defined listening programs may be available in the hearing aid and our hearing professional works with you to choose and adjust gains and features in any of these to best suit your preferences.

Below is a table that presents an sample of available programs for the Resound Alera product line. The highest technology level is assumed in the table – for lower technology products, the same programs are available, but the feature settings depend on what is available for the particular product.

Environment program Description Features
Basic General purpose “base” program.
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra:
  • Directionality
Basic + SoftSwitching General purpose program that automatically switches to a directional response when directionality is likely to be of benefit.
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra
  • Directionality with SoftSwitching
Natural Directionality II General purpose program with asymmetric directional fitting strategy to ensure directional benefit and environmental awareness at all times.
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmnental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra
  • Directionality: Focus ear (fixed directional response) and Monitor ear (omnidirectional response)
  • Directional mix for Focus ear
Restaurant Program for maximizing speech understanding in group situations and other moderately noisy environments
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra
  • AutoScope Adaptive Directionality
Music Program for enhancing music listening
Traffic Program for increased comfort in very noisy or very loud situations
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra
  • Omni Directional microphones
Party Program for better speech understanding in very noisy situations.
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra
  • AutoScope Adaptive Directionality
Outdoor Program that reduces wind noise for better listening comfort outdoors.
  • NoiseTracker II
  • Environmental Optimizer II
  • DFS Ultra
Telecoil loop Program for listening via an induction loop.
Telecoil Phone Program for using the phone with the hearing instrument telecoil.
Acoustic phone Program for using the phone with the hearing instrument microphone.
DAI Program for listening via an FM system or other direct audio input.
Phone Now The hearing instrument switches to this program in the presence of a magnet. The fitter can choose “Acoustic Phone” or “Telecoil Phone” for this automatic program.
TV/Radio/PC Program for streaming sound via the Unite TV Streamer or Unite Mini Microphone.
Speech Program for streaming sound via the Unite Phone Clip.

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