Bernafon is a Swiss based manufacturer. Bernafon is part of the William Dermont Group which includes hearing aid manufacturer Oticon.
If you are looking for a RIC or BTE you would now most likely look at the new Viron range. Zerena is still top of the range for in the ear hearing aids.
Bernafon uses single channel processing which enables the hearing aids to detect and analyse and processes the sound signal in real time.
The Dynamic Environment Control System (DECS) platform uses a combination of systems to ensure adjustments of the amplification happens in real time. Continuous Environment Detection analyses the sound environment. Dynamic Noise Management reduces background noise while maintaining the speech signal. Dynamic Amplification Control continuously measures the speech to noise ratio and directs the information to Dynamic Speech Processing which ensures the speech signal is amplified clearly above the background noise.
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 carer when the user turns on their hearing aids.
Bernafon Zerena has made for iPhone (MFi) technology built in, meaning you can take calls or stream music direct from an iPhone. For Android and other Bluetooth devices, a Bernafon SoundClip-A is required.
Bernafon Zerena has 5 technology levels in the range Zerena 9, Zerena 7, Zerena 5, Zerena 3 and Zerena 1. Full features and a comparison can be found on our product
Bernafon Zerena MiniRite – (RIC) This discrete device runs with a 312 battery. The device has a multi-function button that can be used for volume control, programme change and a mute. For volume you need a pair of hearing aids, the right aid button will increase volume the left hearing aid button will decrease. The hearing aid can be configured to treat mild to severe hearing losses.
Bernafon Zerena MiniRite T – (RIC) Incorporating a telecoil and slightly larger multi-function button that for programme change, mute and also allows the user to increase and decrease volume from one hearing aid. It uses a 312 battery and can treat mild to severe hearing losses.
Bernafon Zerena BTE 105 – For moderate to profound losses this device uses a size 13 battery has a telecoil and a multifunction button for volume, programme change and mute.
Bernafon Zerena 1 IIC – A custom made non wireless (no connectivity) IIC product that uses a size 10 battery. The hearing aid will have one microphone and is therefore omnidirectional. The hearing aid can be fitted to mild to moderately-severe hearing losses.
Bernafon Zerena CIC – A custom made non wireless (no connectivity) CIC product that uses a size 10 battery. A programme change can be fitted to the device. The hearing aid will have one microphone and is therefore omnidirectional. The hearing aid can be fitted to mild to moderately-severe hearing losses.
Bernafon Zerena ITC – A custom made wireless ITC product using a size 312 battery. A programme change button and volume control can be fitted to the device. With two microphones the hearing aid has directionality and therefore improved performance in back ground noise. The hearing aid can be fitted to mild to severe hearing losses.
Bernafon Zerena – ITE – A custom made wireless ITE product using a size 312 or13 battery. A programme change button and volume control can be fitted to the device. With two microphones the hearing aid has directionality and therefore improved performance in back ground noise. The hearing aid can be fitted to mild to severe hearing losses.
A number of accessories are available with Bernafon Zerena 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.
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