Unitron, a Canada-based manufacturer, is linked with the Sonova Group, a global provider of hearing instruments. Founded in 1964, Unitron now partners worldwide, with distributors in 45 countries. With its early years in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario, also known as “Canada’s Silicon Valley,” Unitron is committed to making life better through innovation. Their hearing aids are designed with fundamental purpose of making life better for people with hearing loss.
Partnering with the National Centre for Audiology at Western University, Unitron tests hearing instruments on real people and receive feedback from audiologists and product experts. Unitron shapes their hearing instruments based on feedback and comments from these tests before they are released to the market. As a global leader, Unitron supports community efforts such as the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss and Hear the World Foundation.
Unitron’s latest innovation is the North Platform, a fast and effective processing platform. North provides Unitron hearing aid wearers with clearer sound signals and sound quality. With the SoundNav automatic program, wearers receive more precise classifications of sound environments, four of which are focused on conversation: conversation in quiet, in a small group, in a crowd, and in noise. With a 101 decibel dynamic range, Unitron hearing aid wearers experience a full range of sounds without distortion. In addition to SoundNav, Speech Zone 2 and Sound Conductor features work in conjunction to give Unitron hearing aid wearers a natural sound experience.
Unitron TrueFit Software and Flex
Unitron believes that their “most important validation doesn’t take place in a lab.” As such, Unitron’s TrueFit software gives hearing aid wearers an active role in customizing their listening experience.
TrueFit Software is an interactive system that allows wearers to work with their audiologists toward the best hearing solution. TrueFit Software provides a log of data based on the wearer’s listening experience, which enables hearing professionals to make better adjustments and fine-tuning to your hearing aid to improve the listening experience. The data comes from TrueFit Log It All, which comes from the Unitron Flex program.
Flex allows wearers to wear Unitron hearing aids on a trial basis, so that wearers may experience the difference in listening with Unitron – and also for Unitron to archive the preferences and listening experience of the patient throughout the day.
According to surveys, 84% of Flex customers believe that the trial experience improves their own experience with hearing aids; 83% of Flex customers report an increase in the number of patients purchasing Unitron hearing aids; and 82% of Flex customers report that the trial period helps to fit higher technology levels to hearing needs.
Hearing Aid Styles and Features
Unitron hearing aids are available in the following models: Stride, Moxi, Max. Each family of hearing aids is available in several different levels of technology to treat different degrees of hearing loss. Depending on the model, Unitron offers Bluetooth compatibility through wireless connection, opening up accessibility to wearers.
Moxi hearing aids are worn receiver-in-canal, powered by the North Platform, and offer a long battery life. Moxi hearing aids boast many of Unitron’s best features: Speech Zone 2, Binaural Spatial Processing, SoundNav, Sound Conductor, and Automatic Adaptation Manager, to name a few.
Max hearing aids are designed for people who experience severe to profound hearing loss. With enhanced speech intelligibility and a long battery life, Max is worn behind-the-ear. The Max is available in three technology levels.
Stride hearing aids are worn in behind-the-ear and in-the-ear styles. Stride is known for its excellent speech recognition and focus in conversations. Stride hearing aids are programmed for binaural spatial processing, which means the two hearing aids work together to determine the direction of speech.