Founded in Canada’s “Silicon Valley,” the Waterloo region of Ontario, Unitron has been making hearing aids since 1964. Unitron is now a subsidiary of the Sonova Group, a global provider of hearing instruments. Unitron balances its global reach with a local presence: 20 international offices worldwide, with 50 international partners, across 45 countries. Unitron collaborates with hearing organizations such as the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss and Hear the World Foundation. To raise awareness on the growing issue of hearing loss, Unitron launched a project entitled “What’s Your Favorite Sound?” which received responses worldwide.
North is a sound processing platform that is Unitron’s latest innovation. North is equipped with a 101 decibel dynamic range which allows a full range of real world sounds without distortion, dual core processing that performs tasks quickly, fidelity of different sound signals, and seamless integration of features working together. The SoundNav automatic program focuses on seven distinct environments, four of which involve conversation. With the North platform, wearers will hear distinctly and clearly in noise or in quiet. Conversation features include conversation in quiet, in a small group, in a crowd, and in noise. In addition to SoundNav, Speech Zone 2 and Sound Conductor features work in conjunction to give Unitron hearing aid wearers a natural hearing experience.
Unitron hearing aids have been designed with three goals in mind: aesthetics, comfort, and intuitive functionality. All of these features allow Unitron hearing aids to fit seamlessly into your life. Unitron hearing aids are available in the following models: Stride, Moxi, Max. Each family of hearing aids is available in several different levels of technology to treat different degrees of hearing loss.
Stride hearing aids are available in behind-the-ear and in-the-ear styles. This family of hearing aids puts an extra emphasis on focus in conversations. Stride hearing aids have an IP rating of 67, which protects the hearing aid from moisture, dust, and debris. Stride hearing aids are programmed for binaural spatial processing, which means the two hearing aids work together to determine the direction of speech.
Moxi hearing aids are receiver-in-canal models, with three different options: Moxi Fit, Moxi Kiss, and Moxi Dura. The Moxi Fit is the newest model in this family, awarded the Red Dot Award in 2015. The Moxi Kiss received the Red Dot Award in 2014. Moxi hearing aids combine style with intuitive functionality, with easy handling for people both new and experienced with hearing aids.
Max hearing aids are a super power hearing instrument, maximizing speech intelligibility for people who experience severe to profound hearing loss. This behind-the-ear hearing aid offers a long battery life as well as protection from water, corrosion, and extreme elements. The Max comes in three technology styles for varying degrees of hearing loss.
With the understanding that hearing is very personal, Unitron offers TrueFit, a fitting software to personalize each wearer’s experience. Log It All tracks user preferences and adjustments, recording data to improve the listening experience. In conjunction with Flex, a trial program for different hearing aids, real-life patient data gives audiologists and hearing professionals a better picture of how you spend your day and the way you want to experience those sounds. As such, 84% of Flex customers believe it improves the patient experience.