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Phonak Naida (Zebra) / Behind-The-Ear

The Naida™ from Phonak is available in several different versions, created specifically to treat moderately-severe to profound hearing loss. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Naida hearing aids feature SoundRecover, which restores high-frequency sounds that would otherwise be inaudible. Having a full spectrum of sound improves speech understanding, awareness of the sound environment and listening pleasure. The Naída line also boasts a slim design, which is up to 35% smaller than comparable power devices. Naída devices are also water resistant, offering full protection during strenuous activity or humid environments.

Learn more about the Phonak Naida, or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Chili
From Unitron: Passport

Phonak Audeo YES / Behind-The-Ear

The Audeo YES™ from Phonak is appropriate for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss, and features the CORE system - the most sophisticated audio-processing platform in the industry. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

All levels of the Audeo YES device features SoundFlow, a unique program that allows the device to adapt perfectly to every new environment. They also feature SoundRecover which extends hearing by restoring high-frequency sounds that would otherwise be inaudible. ZoomControl with Direct Touch enables the wearer to automatically or manually highlight the direction of a source of sound while decreasing the other background noise.

Learn more about Audeo YES, or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Widex: Clear 440
From Oticon: Agil

Unitron Latitude / Behind-The-Ear

The Latitude™ from Unitron is available in several styles to suit different preferences and lifestyles, while offering the technology to improve the ability to hear in a wide variety of situations. Unitron is a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing instruments, and works in close partnership with hearing healthcare professionals to meet the needs of their customers.

Latitude device controls are fully automated to always deliver the best in sound quality and improved speech audibility. The binaural phone feature enables users to hear phone conversations in both ears with no additional accessories, and with its wireless technology, connecting to electronic devices is easy.

This model is also available as an In the Ear hearing aid. Read more about the Latitude or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Safari
From Phonak: Cassia

Unitron Passport / Behind-The-Ear

The Passport™ from Unitron, is designed to suit different preferences and lifestyles, while offering the technology to improve hearing in a wide variety of situations. Unitron is a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing instruments, and works in close partnership with hearing healthcare professionals to meet the needs of their customers.

Passport device controls are fully automated to always deliver the best in sound quality and improved speech audibility. And with smartFocus™ technology, you'll be able to fine-tune your hearing instrument in a whole new way, increasing your listening satisfaction. Passport also supports the Unifi™ Wireless System which makes it easy to connect to the people, places and technologies in your life. Other innovations of this model include an interactive personalized learning feature and an ultra small shell design that is discreet, yet still technologically powerful.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. For further information, read more about the Passport or talk to your hearing aid specialist.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Widex: Mind 400
From Phonak: Naida

Unitron Next / Behind-The-Ear

Next™ is a series of hearing instrument products from Unitron. Unitron is a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing instruments, and works in close partnership with hearing healthcare professionals to meet the needs of their customers.

Each Next hearing instrument offers unique features to address your individual preferences and budget, and is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. Available in this series are an exceptional set of purpose-driven features including Comfort-Clarity Balance, automated performance, adaptive directional microphones and a sophisticated feedback management system.

Next comes in a wide range of styles and colors and is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. For further information, read more about the Next series, or talk to your hearing aid specialist.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Chili
From Phonak: CROS

Oticon Safari / Behind-The-Ear

Safari is a full line of hearing aids geared toward children. They are manufactured by Oticon, the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world that strives to be the leader in high performance hearing solutions that are comprised of advanced hearing science and innovative cutting edge designs.

The extra high-frequency speech details that Safari instruments capture paint a clearer picture of your child's environment. Safari's small, lightweight size and fun design make it ideal for a child's life of adventure. Tamper-resistant features keep the volume at a comfortable level and the battery locked safely away. Plus, with the Oticon Streamer and ConnectLine accessories, the Safari is able to seamlessly integrate with phones, mp3 players, TVs and PCs.

The Safari is available in many models and styles - read more about the many options or talk to your hearing aid specialist.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Phonak: Solana
From Unitron: Latitude

Oticon Hit / Behind-The-Ear

When you're looking for help with your hearing and price really matters, Oticon's Hit may be your solution. Hit is manufactured by Oticon, the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world that strives to be the leader in high performance hearing solutions that are comprised of advanced hearing science and innovative cutting edge designs.

Hit is designed with quality and reliability in mind, combining the most essential hearing technologies for your hearing and comfort. They feature extended bandwidth for high fidelity sound, automatic directionality for improved listening in loud environments, noise management for listening comfort, and dynamic feedback cancellation to cut down on embarrassing whistling.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid - read more about the Hit or talk to your hearing aid specialist.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Unitron: Next
From Phonak: Cassia

Oticon Ino / Behind-The-Ear

Oticon developed the Ino to include the essential features most people want in a hearing instrument at a sensible cost. Oticon is the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world that strives to be the leader in high performance hearing solutions that are comprised of advanced hearing science and innovative cutting edge designs.

Just a few features of the Ino that result in sound that is clear and comfortable include noise management to minimize environmental sounds that interfere with speech, automatic directionality to better focus on the speech in front of you, and feedback cancellation to cut down on unwanted whistling.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. For further information, read more about the Ino or talk to your hearing aid specialist.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Unitron: Next
From Phonak: CROS

Phonak Ambra / Behind-The-Ear

The Ambra™ from Phonak offers robust sound performance in a conveniently small size to improve hearing in a wide variety of situations. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Ambra hearing aids feature DuoPhone, which lets you hear a voice on the phone in both ears when holding the handset to your ear. The Ambra can adapt automatically to different listening situations, but also boasts FlexControl, which enables the user to make manual adjustment settings with the push of a button. The Ambra also has three advanced versions of Phonak's Zoom technology, designed to enhance hearing in challenging situations.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear. Learn more about Phonak Ambra, or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Widex: Mind 400
From Unitron: Passport

Phonak Cassia / Behind-The-Ear

The Cassia™ from Phonak is available in many different styles to suit various preferences and lifestyles, and offers full wireless access to the world of modern communication. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

The Cassia provides a number of standard features. NoiseBlock smartly filters out the sounds you don't want to hear, while UltraZoom amplifies the speech sounds you do want to hear. WhistleBlock minimizes feedback noise, and SoundRecover enables you to hear a fuller spectrum of audible sounds.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. Learn more about Phonak Cassia or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Safari
From Unitron: Next

Phonak Solana / Behind-The-Ear

The Solana™ from Phonak is available in several styles, and treats mild to profound hearing losses. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

The Solana device boasts many features to improve understanding in any hearing environment. ZoomControl allows the user to highlight a source of sound when the head cannot be turned, such as when listening to a stereo speaker in a car. UltraZoom Advanced automatically zooms in on speaking voices and cuts background sounds. FlexVolume allows for manual adjustments to make sounds louder or softer, depending on the environment. The Solana also features other Phonak functions, such as SoundRecover and WhistleBlock.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. Learn more about Phonak Solana, or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Chili
From Unitron: Passport

Phonak CROS / Behind-The-Ear

The CROS™ from Phonak was designed as a solution for people suffering from hearing loss in only one ear, or those with substantial loss in one ear and mild loss in the other. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

The CROS picks up sound and transmits it wirelessly to the ear without hearing loss, while leaving the good ear's hearing natural and completely unaffected. The BiCROS devices, for binaural hearing loss, picks up sound and transmits it wirelessly to the better ear, while simultaneously amplifying sound to improve the better ear's hearing. The CROS products feature Real Ear Sound to simulate the natural acoustics of the ear canal. The CROS also has Sound Flow, providing seamless automatic adaptation to changing environments.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. Learn more about the Phonak CROS, or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Hit
From Unitron: Next

Phonak Audeo Smart / Behind-The-Ear

The Audeo Smart™ from Phonak is one of the world's smallest hearing devices that can wirelessly connect to TVs, phones, mp3 players, and other devices. Phonak is an innovative force in hearing acoustics, and provides creative solutions to help people overcome technological limitations and improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Audeo Smart hearing aids feature SoundRecover, which restores high-frequency sounds that would otherwise be inaudible. This improves speech understanding, awareness of the sound environment, and overall listening pleasure. Also included, DuoPhone amplifies phone conversation in both ears, while WhistleBlock filters feedback, and NoiseBlock filters background noise.

This hearing aid is available in several different styles and models. Learn more about Phonak Audeo Smart, or talk to your hearing aid specialist about which would be best for you.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Oticon: Chili
From Widex: Mind 400

Widex Mind440 / Behind-The-Ear

The Mind™ from Widex is available in several styles to suit different preferences and lifestyles, while offering exceptional sound quality in a variety of situations. Widex is a global innovator and manufacturer of hearing instruments, and created the world's first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as other revolutionary wireless technology.

The Mind™ devices are the first hearing instruments to feature the Zen relaxation and tone program, a subtle sound feature that actively helps the wearer manage tinnitus symptoms. This model also boasts SmartSpeak - an innovative verbal messaging system.

This model is also available as an In-the-Ear hearing aid. Learn more about the Widex Mind, or ask your hearing aid specialist for more information.

Comparable models from other manufacturers include:
From Unitron: Passport
From Phonak: Audeo S

Oticon Agil Pro Mini / Behind-The-Ear

Oticon's Agil Mini BTE and Agil Pro Mini BTE are a unique family of premium hearing instruments suitable for all types of hearing loss from mild to sever to profound. Created by the world's most enduring hearing aid manufacturer Agil provides an ease of listening even in difficult auditory environments. These hearing instruments employ omnidirectional range technologies and newly pioneered signal processing.

Advanced technologies include: Speech Guard an adaptive signal processing system that preserves speech dynamics and patterns. Spatial Sound 2.0 allows up to 10khz bandwidth for superb sound and acoustical quality and improved understanding of speech in noise, and Connect [+] wireless audiology that simplifies enjoyment of modern technologies.

Ino Pro Mini / Behind-The-Ear

Ino Pro Mini BTE was designed by Oticon, the world's most enduring hearing aid manufacturer, to be affordable while allowing users to freely communicate, interact, and participate in the essentials of everyday life. This hearing aid provides high quality sound processing with an automatic direction function.

Advanced features include: Noise Management to reduce environmental sounds that disrupt speech recognition. Automatic Directionality focuses attention on the speaker, and Feedback Cancellation cuts down unwanted whistling.

Phonak Dalia M H20 / Behind-The-Ear

Dalia by Phonak is a wide-ranging model that comes in seven distinct styles, encompassing the tiny and extremely discreet in-the-ear forms to the stylish behind-the-ear models. These options allow individual solutions for a wide range of hearing losses and personal preferences.

Advanced features include: Ultra Zoom Essentials, a newly engineered algorithm allows the directional microphone to improve speech intelligibility in background noise. Noise Block Essentials effectively recognizes the subtle distinctions between speech and non-speech sounds. WhistleBlock uses varying levels of suppression to provide users freedom from feedback whistling. SoundRecover shifts and compresses high frequency, expanding perceptual bandwidth to allow the full spectrum of sounds.

Phonak Naida S / Behind-The-Ear

The proven dependability of the Naida S™ delivers a benchmark solution for moderately severe to profound hearing loss. Keeping the full spectrum of sounds, the Naida S slim design includes the power of a Spice+ technology along with water and dust-resistant features. The innovators at Phonak have designed this product with the freedom of wireless technology.

Advanced features include: UltraZoom helps the listener understand speech in difficult background noise situations. SoundRecover, Phonak's exclusive technology allows individuals to enjoy the full spectrum of sounds. Whistle Block makes whistling hearing aids a thing of the past.

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Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

With a Behind-the-Ear (BTE) unit, the main parts of the hearing aid will sit behind your ear. Sound travels into the ear canal through a tube connected to a molded piece of plastic that will fit in your ear.

BTE instruments are more powerful than smaller devices because they can accommodate a larger battery and a stronger amplifier. Directional microphones, multiple listening programs, telecoil, and Bluetooth compatibility are available features.

This traditional style is a good choice for children and individuals with excessive moisture and accumulative cerumen (earwax), and is effective for mild to serious hearing loss.

There are generally two categories of BTE hearing aids:

  • Open Fit
    An Open Fit hearing aid uses a small tube instead of a molding to transfer sound into the ear. A big benefit of this design is that it prevents the wearer’s voice to not sound as “strange” as it may with other styles.

    These very small hearing aids leave the ear canal open, so they are best for mild to moderate high-frequency losses where low-frequency hearing is still normal or near normal. But because of this size, the batteries used are smaller and less features are available.

  • Receiver-in-the-Ear
    Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE) hearing aids are very similar to Open Fit instruments, but have one major difference: an RITE hearing aid’s receiver is placed inside a small dome in the ear canal. For your reference, we’ve placed our samples of RITE hearing aids in their own section.

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