Hearing Aid Features

Each manufacturer has different words for very similar features. These features determine how the hearing aids process the sound and how the hearing aids work with other technologies. We are using the Phonak product feature terminology to describe what hearing aids can do for you.

AUTOMATIC FEATURE  SEAMLESSLY ADJUSTS HEARING AID SETTINGS BASED ON LISTENING ENVIRONMENT CHANGES

FEEDBACK MANAGER INSTANTLY SUPPRESSES ANNOYING WHISTLING OR FEEDBACK

SPEECH ENHANCEMENT  BOOSTS SPEECH IN EVERYDAY SITUATIONS TO IMPROVE CLARITY AND EASE OF LISTENING

DUOLINK  BOTH HEARING AIDS ARE ADJUSTED WHEN PROGRAM OR VOLUME CONTROL CHANGES ARE MADE ON ONE SIDE

NOISE REDUCTION  DECREASES DETECTED BACKGROUND NOISE TO PROVIDE LISTENING COMFORT

DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE  IMPROVES SPEECH UNDERSTANDING IN NOISE BY FOCUSING ON SOUNDS IN FRONT OF YOU AND DECREASING BACKGROUND NOISE FROM OTHER DIRECTIONS

ANTISHOCK  INSTANTLY SUPPRESSES LOUD, IRRITATING SOUNDS WITHOUT AFFECTING SOUND QUALITY

WIND NOISE MANAGER  REDUCES WIND NOISE TO IMPROVE LISTENING COMFORT

EASY-T AUTOMATICALLY CHANGES TO TELEPHONE PROGRAM or T-COIL WHICH PICKS UP THE MAGNETIC FIELD OF THE TELEPHONE (BEST FOR CORDED LAND LINES)

BINAUAL PHONE  AUTOMATICALLY HEAR THE PHONE CONVERSATION IN BOTH EARS TO IMPROVE CLARITY AND UNDERSTANDING

MOISTURE RESISTANT FROM — WATER, SWEAT, MOISTURE AND DUST. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH WATERPROOF.

WIRELESS OPTIONS  WITH THE ADVENT OF THE BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY, A WHOLE NEW PARADIGM EXISTS THAT GREATLY ENHANCES THE UTILITY OF HEARING AIDS. HEARING AIDS CAN NOW BE PAIRED TO WORK WITH VARIOUS WIRELESS DEVICES. A REMOTE CONTROL CAN BE USED TO CONTROL VOLUME, AND ADJUST ONE’S HEARING AIDS TO VARIOUS LISTENING ENVIRONMENTS. IN ADDITION, TELEVISION SOUND CAN NOW BE CONTROLLED AND TRANSMITTED DIRECTLY TO ONE’S HEARING AIDS WITHOUT MAKING CHANGES TO THE TELEVISION VOLUME THAT OTHERS MAY HEAR WHILE WATCHING AT THE SAME TIME. ALSO, A CELL PHONE CAN BE HANDS-FREE WITH THE CALLER’S VOICE BEING RECEIVED BY THE HEARING AIDS, AND THE HEARING AID USER CONVERSING BY SIMPLY SPEAKING CLOSE TO THE PHONE CLIP. WITH THE PUSH OF A BUTTON LOCATED ON THE PHONE CLIP, CALLS CAN BE CONVENIENTLY ANSWERED OR ENDED.