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Bernafon Alpha 5 R

£1,195.00 Price for Two: £2,295.00

Overview:

  • Manufacturer: Bernafon
  • Release Date: 2021
  • New Product: New
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Description

Bernafon is a Swiss based manufacturer and part of the William Dermont Group which includes hearing aid manufacturer Oticon.

The Bernafon Alpha hearing aid was released in January 2021 and supersedes the Bernafon Viron. Previous Bernafon products include the Juna and Zerena range.

Headlines

Hybrid Technology – two parallel sound processing strategies working together
Virtual Outer Ear – three realistic models of the ear pinna (outer ear) to provide better spatial balance
Direct Streaming from Apple and Android (requires Android version 10 or above)
New Processor – 64 channel processing, twice as much memory, speed and machine learning

Bernafon Alpha is available in 3 technology levels  5, 7 and 9, with 9 being the top of the range model. All models have Bluetooth and work with the Bernafon App. They will all work and sound very similar in a quiet environment. The difference between the models is their performance in noisy environments. Full features and a comparison can be found on our product pages.

 

 

 

 

Bernafon Alpha is available in rechargeable receiver in the canal version RIC. The Bernafon charging unit is very stable and insertion and removal is very easy – ideal for users with eyesight or dexterity issues.

3 Hours Fully Charged

1 Hour 50% Charged

30 minutes 25% Charged

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using Bernafon’s fastest chip and single channel processing the attractive Bernafon Alpha is able to detect and analyse sound and then process the signal in real time.

Listening situations bear different challenges. Where traditional hearing aids tend to compromise, Bernafon Alpha does not. Its Hybrid Technology™ augments both speech understanding and listening comfort.

The Hybrid Technology™ in Bernafon Alpha consists of four hybrid processing blocks. Each of them combines two smoothly interacting counterparts, to effectively perform in any listening situation.

Hybrid Noise Management: 2 systems working in tandem.

Smart Directionality – continuously and independently adjusts its directional patterns to identify speech when noise is present.

Smart Noise Reduction – when smart directionality is unable to sufficiently improve the audibility of speech in noise, smart noise reduction activates and actively reduces the back ground noise.

 

 

Hybrid Balancing: The aim of the hybrid balancer is to allow for sound amplification that is personalised to the user’s preferences. It has two systems that can run independently or together:

Speech Balancer – boosts the speech signals in the presence of noise. The amount of boost applied can be adjusted to the personal preferences of the user.

Noise Balancer – works to deliver higher listening comfort in noisy situations and is customisable to the user’s sensitivity to noise.

 

 

Hybrid Sound Processing – uses 2 systems that aim to ensure there is no compromise in sound quality and speech audibility:

Time Domain Processing – works to give the correct amount of gain to fast speech signals.

Frequency Domain Processing – works for slower sounds such as noise and can recognise and isolate the specific frequency of the noise.

 

 

Hybrid Feedback Canceller – Proactive sound manager consisting of static and dynamic feedback systems. These systems work together and monitor the sound signal up to 126,000 times per second and actively remove any chance of feedback (whistling) before it has a chance to become audible.

 

 

 

 

 

The Bernafon EasyControl-A App allows the user to control and adjust their Bernafon hearing aids. The App also allows the user to connect their hearing aids to other devices using the (IFTTT) protocol. For example, a user could get a notification in their hearing aids when the doorbell rings or a text message could be sent to a carer when the user turns on their hearing aids.  The  app  also  has  a useful  find my  hearing  aid  tool  which  works  through  the  phones  GPS system.

 

 

Bernafon Alpha has made for iPhone (MFi) and also the latest Android phones (Android 10 and above), meaning you can take calls or stream music direct from your mobile.

Bernafon Alpha works as high quality stereo headphones operating a stable connection with minimal power consumption.

For older Android and other Bluetooth devices, a Bernafon SoundClip-A is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernafon Alpha is available in the new Midnight Blue colour.

9 other colour options are available with Bernafon Alpha to reflect skin tones and hair colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number of accessories are available with Bernafon Alpha hearing aids:

 

 

Bernafon SoundClip-A – will pair with most Bluetooth enabled devices and allows for direct streaming from mobile phones, tablets and PCs. You can also listen to people from a distance with its built-in remote microphone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernafon TV-A – Plugs into your TV and will stream stereo sound direct to your hearing aids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernafon RC-A – Simple pocket-sized remote control which allows the user to change hearing aid volume or programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sennheiser BTD800 Bluetooth dongle – Plugs into a USB port (PC) and will allow a wireless audio link to the Connect Clip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Choose Sound Hearing?

Soundhearing.org is a company that works in Greater London and in parts of Essex and Kent.

Our purpose is to provide high quality, transparent and affordable hearing care.

Our website outlines every product available on the market from the main hearing aid manufacturers. We provide detailed descriptions of each hearing aid and its features allowing you to compare hearing aids from each range.

Unlike many high street providers, we are not owned (partially or wholly) by a particular manufacturer, which is why we can offer you the choice of hundreds of hearing aids.

To help you make the right choice, feel free to contact us for advice and to answer any questions you may have.  An audiologist can also come to your home free of charge in order to assess your hearing and your listening needs.

Additional information

Style

Price Includes Charger

Rechargeable

Manufacturer

Works With Mobile

Release Date

Price for two 2 year Warranty

Cost to extend to 5 year warranty one aid

Cost to extend to 5 year warranty two aids

New Product

Hybrid Technology

  • Hybrid Sound Processing
    Yes
  • Frequency bandwidth
    8KHz
  • Hybrid Balancing
    No
  • Speech Balancer
    No
  • Noise Balancer
    No
  • Hybrid Noise Management
    Yes
  • Smart Noise Reduction
    8KHz
  • Smart Directionality
    12
  • Dynamic States
  • Omni States

Speech Processing

  • Frequency Composition
    Yes
  • Low Frequency Enhancer
    Yes

Comfort

  • Binaural Noise Management
    No
  • Transient Noise Reduction
    3 options
  • Wind Noise Manager
    Yes
  • Dynamic Range Extender
    No
  • Soft Noise Manager
    Yes

Directionality Controls

  • Dynamic
    Yes
  • Adaptive Full Directionality
    Yes
  • Fixed Omni
    Yes
  • Omni Directional
    Yes
  • True Directionality Plus
    No

Individualisation

  • Personalisation
    Yes
  • Fitting Bands
    18
  • Programme options/memories
    13/4
  • Binaural Coordination VC, programme change
    Yes
  • Automatic Adaption Manager
    Yes
  • Transition
    2 Options
  • Data Logging
    Yes
  • Tinnitus Sound Support
    Yes

Accessories Compatibility

  • Remote Control RC-A
    Yes
  • SoundClip-A
    Yes
  • EasyControl-A app
    Yes
  • iPhone Mic
    Yes
  • TV-A adapter
    Yes
  • IFTTT
    Yes
  • Tinnitus Sound Support
    Yes
OverviewBernafon Alpha 5 RBernafon Alpha 7 RBernafon Alpha 9 R
Hybrid Sound Processing YesYesYes
Frequency bandwidth 8KHz8KHz10KHz
Hybrid Balancing NoYesYes
Speech Balancer No2 options3 Options
Noise Balancer No2 options3 Options
Hybrid Noise Management YesYesYes
Smart Noise Reduction 8KHz8KHz8KHz
Smart Directionality 121212
Dynamic States N/AN/AN/A
Omni States N/AN/AN/A
Frequency Composition YesYesN/A
Low Frequency Enhancer YesYesN/A
Binaural Noise Management NoYesyes
Transient Noise Reduction 3 options3 Options4 options
Wind Noise Manager YesYesYes
Dynamic Range Extender NoYesYes
Soft Noise Manager YesYesYes
Dynamic YesYesYes
Adaptive Full Directionality YesYesYes
Fixed Omni YesYesYes
Omni Directional YesYesYes
True Directionality Plus NoYesYes
Personalisation YesYesYes
Fitting Bands 182024
Programme options/memories 13/413/414/4
Binaural Coordination VC, programme change YesYesYes
Automatic Adaption Manager YesYesYes
Transition 2 Options3 options4 options
Data Logging YesYesYes
Tinnitus Sound Support YesYesYes
Remote Control RC-A YesYesYes
SoundClip-A YesYesYes
EasyControl-A app YesYesYes
iPhone Mic YesYesYes
TV-A adapter YesYesYes
IFTTT YesYesYes
Tinnitus Sound Support YesYesYes
Frequency Composition N/AN/AYes
Low Frequency Enhancer N/AN/AYes