Smart engineers at Unitron designed the Max hearing aid for the demanding lifestyles of people with severe to profound hearing loss. Two models, the Max SP and the Max UP, offer different levels of power to match your hearing loss.
Both Max models work to make speech as audible as possible, while keeping sound comfortable. This presents an engineering challenge. When you have severe hearing loss, there’s little headroom between the level at which you hear sounds and the level at which sounds become painful.
Fast-acting Sound Stabilization technology reduces the wind noise that you hear outdoors. The technology also suppresses annoying impulse sounds such as dishes clanging. This makes the sound you hear more comfortable.
Both models come with the IP68 rating, which means that the hearing aids resist dust and water. In a laboratory environment the hearing aids still worked after being in over a meter of plain water for 30 minutes. We don’t recommend that you go swimming with these aids, but it’s nice to know that you’ll still be going strong after the afternoon downpour.
Your hearing professional has access to three pre-set programs that reflect the diversity among people with severe to profound hearing loss. If you’ve worn hearing aids since the days of analog aids, you may prefer the Classic setting with less signal processing and directionality. On the other hand, you might want to take advantage of the latest digital signal technologies in the Conventional or Current modes. If you’re not sure, you can try all of these modes. It’s simply a matter of hooking the hearing aids up to the computer and reprogramming.
If your hearing test shows that you have little useable hearing in the high pitches, your hearing care professional may turn on the frequency compression feature. This feature will shift higher-pitched sounds towards lower pitches. While it takes a few days to adjust to this different way of listening to sound, many people find that this feature allows them to access more sound than before.
Unitron Max hearing aids are designed to keep you aware of sounds around you, even if the directional mode is activated. In some hearing aids, directional processing emphasizes sounds from one direction and causes you to miss sounds coming from other directions. Unitron’s engineers designed the aids to provide enough directionality to help you hear speech better in noise, while at the same time making sure you don’t miss a car coming at you in the parking lot.
You’ll also appreciate the strong feedback manager. With powerful hearing aids, you need the best feedback cancellation system possible so that people around you don’t hear squealing from your hearing aids.