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Unitron is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing aid products. Based in Switzerland, it is a sister company of Phonak, another leading auditory equipment maker. Since its founding in 1964, Unitron has forged a reputation for working collaboratively with customers and healthcare professionals, focusing on a “user-centric” approach to hearing aid design. Let's see how this translates into its current product range.
Unitron Moxi Kiss Hearing Aid
A Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid, the Moxi Kiss comes in five varieties: the Moxi Kiss 500, 600, 700, 800 and the Pro. Winner of a Red Dot Design Award in 2014, this Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid comes with Tempus, a system that makes complex listening environments easier to understand. It uses a 312 battery, comes in 10 different color schemes and has been engineered to be as comfortable as possible to wear, all day long. Operating the hearing aid is simple as well. Just click the battery door shut and the device will turn on, then partially open the battery door to turn it off. When the charge is running low, you'll receive a clear warning, giving you the time you need to find extra batteries.
Unitron Shine Rev Hearing Aids
The Unitron Shine Rev is another BTE hearing aid, and comes in three different varieties. The Shine Rev M is the smallest, using a 312 battery and offering a discreet hearing aid option. Moving up the scale, the Shine Rev S & Hpm is larger and more durable, uses a 13 battery size, and comes with a separate volume control and program button. Finally, the Shine Rev HP is a higher power option, using a 675 battery which will last longer than the other Shine Rev models. All of these hearing aids seek to remove unwanted noise and focus on what really matters. AutoMic automatically detects noise sources and directs the microphone towards them, while not sacrificing the ability to hear from all directions. This is complemented by Speech Enhancement and AntiShock – which cushions the impact of sudden bursts of noise.
Unitron Quantum Hearing Aid
The Unitron Quantum is a battery-powered BTE hearing aid. It is very simple to operate. Just click shut the battery door after inserting the battery, and the device will power on, then slightly open the door again to shut it down. While using the Quantum, users can easily control the device's volume via a sliding toggle, while the same toggle can provide clarity control if needed, to focus on particular noise sources. The Quantum comes with a variety of preset programs, and you can switch between these easily via a push button on the case, which is tamper-resistant to avoid accidental button presses. Other features include a learning function, which gradually changes your hearing aid settings in line with the advice from medical professionals, as well as the ability to hook the Quantum up to Unitron's remote control, making it even easier to operate.
Unitron Stride Hearing Aids
The Unitron Stride both in its BTE and ITE models is one of the most intelligently designed, simple to use auditory devices available. It comes in three forms: the Stride M, P and the P Dura. The Stride M is the most powerful and the smallest, featuring a 312 battery. The Stride P uses a 13 battery and comes with dual controls, and the Stride P Dura is engineered to be more robust and longer-lasting. All of them come with Tempus technology to help focus on important noise sources and blank out unnecessary distractions. Thanks to features like SoundNav, the Stride family is able to detect various types of environment, from small group conversations to one-to-one talks and talking in crowds. With a Stride behind your ear, hearing speech in crowded rooms won't be a problem. You'll be able to hear in 360 degrees and won't need to worry about bursts of background noise. For patients with more severe hearing loss, there's also a Frequency Compression tool which compresses sound into a frequency range that suits them best, making the most of their auditory abilities. Smart and stylish, this is a high-quality hearing aid in all departments.
Unitron Shine Hearing Aids
The Unitron Shine has been superseded somewhat by the Unitron Shine Rev, but it remains a solid and popular basic BTE hearing aid for patients with moderate levels of hearing loss. It features three major technological advances that are now standard elements of Unitron products. On one hand, the Shine delivers AntiShock functionality, helping to dampen the effects of sudden bursts of noise. It also includes adaptive microphones that are able to hone in on the source of conversations, making it easier to maintain an active social life, even in complex settings. Finally, it comes with Enhancement LD, which amplifies noises in front of the user, helping to make speech more intelligible. As with other Unitron devices, the Shine family comes with measures to reduce problems associated with phone usage (such as whistling noises) – just another of its many features that contribute to a significantly enhanced quality of life. With a lower price level than other Unitron devices, the Shine remains a useful and functional option for hearing aid users.
Unitron Max Super Power BTEs
The Unitron Max is the company's “super-powered” hearing aid. As the name suggests, it seeks to provide maximum amplification and is suited to those with severe hearing loss. However, it's not a simple amplifier. While the Max is powerful, it has been designed to avoid the dangers of over-amplification, creating noise levels that protect the user's hearing, while making speech as easy to understand as possible. It comes in three different varieties which correspond to different power levels: the Max 20, the Max 6 and the Max E. All of these models can also be purchased in mini BTE forms which use a 13 battery, and Super Power BTEs, which require 675 batteries and are much larger, but more powerful. The E is the most impressive of all Max hearing aids, coming with its full range of functions, including intelligent learning, binaural phone calls and 10 different programmable settings. However, every Max device features advanced capabilities like wind noise management, feedback management and MyMusic, which optimizes the device for listening to your favorite tunes.