This digital super-power BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aid fits comfortably behind your ear and sends the amplified sound into your ear through a custom-made earmold. It has 144 dB SPL maximum power output and 86 dB maximum gain. What that specification means is that the aid will make speech audible to the greatest extent possible for severe to profound hearing loss.
A power hearing aid needs to provide enough gain without causing the annoying squealing sounds called feedback. Feedback happens when sound leaks out from the ear and reaches the hearing aid’s microphone. The first step in preventing feedback is to get a well-fitting custom earmold from one of our experts. Second, the hearing aid circuit contains technology to detect feedback and stop it. The DFS Ultra technology in the ReSound Magna provides excellent feedback management performance. Our Partner Provider will calibrate this feature to your ears during your fitting.
Your hearing care professional will have the flexibility to prescribe for your hearing loss using a variety of amplification strategies. These methods include WDRC (wide dynamic range compression) and linear amplification. People with severe to profound hearing loss differ in the fitting approach that works best for them.
Often people with severe to profound hearing loss have cochlear dead regions in the high frequencies. What this means is that no amount of amplification will enable the person to hear the higher pitches that drive the ability to understand speech. Many speech consonants like “s” and “sh” are higher-pitched. In order to improve speech understanding, the ReSound Magna’s Sound Shaper technology provides frequency compression. Higher-pitched sounds are shifted towards lower frequencies where you have more hearing. Your hearing care professional configures this setting for you.
The Magna takes a size 675 hearing aid battery, ensuring power and good battery life. It has nanocoating to protect against moisture and dust, keeping your investment working longer without repairs.