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Everything that you need to know about the latest and best hearing aids from Bernafon

 

A Swiss Hearing Aid Brand With Unique Ideas

Bernafon, a Swiss company, was founded in 1946, since then their commitment has been to deliver outstanding hearing aids. Bernafon became a sister company of Bernafon after a buy out by William Demant. Bernafon has representatives and employees in over 70 countries.

While Bernafon is a sister company to Bernafon and they share some technology such as chipsets, Bernafon has designed very different strategies and features. Some of those strategies are unique, no other hearing aid brand does it in the same way. On this page, we are going to talk about the latest and best hearing aids from Bernafon and the features that make them outstanding solutions for people with hearing loss.

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Bernafon Sound Strategy

Bernafon uses a system called DECS as the core of all of its strategy to help people hear better. Many of the hearing aid brands now use sound classification for specific sound situations. Those sound situations are the basis for what their hearing aids do in each sound situation. Bernafon does not believe that simple classification of several sound situations is enough because the world is not made up of a few sound situations. So the DECS™ system does not use hard classification boundaries. It works in frequently changing listening environments, resulting in dynamic and seamless amplification for the user at all times. In essence, that means that the Bernafon system looks at the world as it is and then makes constant changes to how the hearing aids work to deliver the best hearing ability. 

Wireless connectivity

Zerena’s super-fast and powerful chip includes smart dual-radio wireless technology with 2.4 GHz direct-to-hearing-aid and NFMI ear-to-ear technology. Clients can enjoy direct-to-ear streaming without the need for an intermediate device when using an iPhone and can enjoy seamless communication between the two hearing instruments.

Premium features

Zerena offers a set of the very latest sophisticated features from Bernafon which provide seamless hearing. For example, their Dynamic Range Extender manages loud input sounds ensuring they are clear, undistorted but not overwhelming. Their Frequency Composition feature makes high-frequency sound information available to you even if you have no hearing in that area. Finally, the Adaptation Manager allows you to get accustomed to your new hearing aids at your own pace.

Levels of Technology

Bernafon provides their hearing aids in three levels of technology in the Zerena range which they call the 9, the 7 and the 5. It is interesting how they distinguish features in those levels of technology. They actually retain a lot of the features across the three levels of technology, but there are differences in the number of channels in the devices and also the amount of customisation that a professional can undertake for you. I will try to explain them in clear and easy to understand language as we go.  

DECS From Bernafon

Continuous Environment Detection
It is as it sounds, the system analyzes the sound environment continuously, Bernafon says it does so with high-speed and precision.

Dynamic Noise Management™
or DNM™ effectively removes noise without adversely affecting speech. The system continuously endeavours to reduce noise while ensuring the speech signal is untouched. 

Dynamic Amplification Control™
or DAC™ continuously measures the speech to noise ratios and directs the information to Dynamic Speech Processing™. In essence, the system carefully and continuously analyses the speech in noise signal and passes that info onto the speech processor.

Dynamic Speech Processing™
or DSP™ accurately amplifies the signal based on level and the dynamic environment information received from DAC™. In essence, the system always tries to ensure the speech signal is clear.

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Viron Hearing Aids

Bernafon announced the Viron in a press release on April 1st, they said "Bernafon Viron is the industry’s first True Environment Processing™ hearing aids. The new chip platform delivers super-fast sound detection and processing so that users can receive more precise information about their environment in real time. Viron also includes a newly patented feedback cancellation system and is available in a brand-new rechargeable style." Since then a couple of promotional videos have turned up online. They talk quite a bit about True Environment Processing and say it will be the closest ever processing to natural hearing they have ever produced. I am pretty interested to see what this actually means and more importantly, how it sounds. 

Bernafon Viron Range

Four Hearing Aid Types

The Viron range will be available in four hearing aid types, three Receiver In The Ear models (one of which will be a lithium-ion powered rechargeable) and a Behind The Ear device.

Levels of Technology

The hearing aids will be initially available in the top three levels of Bernafon technology, the 9, the 7 and the 5. The range will cover hearing losses from mild to severe to profound as does their existing Zerena range.

Bernafon Viron rechargeable hearing aids
Bernafon Viron Rechargeable hearing aid

Viron Rechargeable Hearing Aid

The Viron rechargeable hearing aid uses the new lithium-ion battery pack designed by Demant. We assume, and only assume at this stage that the battery pack will be replaceable in the clinic as is the Bernafon version.

True Environment Processing

True environment processing has fascinated me since they first mentioned in their press release, they say in the blurb "Viron is the industry’s first True Environment Processing™ hearing aid that lets users immerse themselves in the sound environment making every situation sound more natural and real for them. Thanks to the powerful chip which detects and processes sound in real time, Viron leaves environment classification rules, restrictions, and artificial sound behind."

Bernafon Viron DECS System 2019

But what exactly does that mean? From what I can make out, they are referring to instantaneous processing of sound which is facilitated by their super fast new processor and the DECS system that they use. They say that the new chipset provides the ability to detect the sound environment with 32,000 data points a second and adjust the amplification 20,000 times a second.

Bernafon is also famous for not using any classification rules, they treat the world of sound as constantly adaptive and therefore defying rules of classification. They believe that hearing aids should just adjust automatically to changing sound situations. This means that the sound processing is not slowed down by and sound classification manager. This all adds up to super fast processing.

Dynamic Feedback Canceller

They say "We call this an innovation because it is the most powerful and effective feedback cancelling system ever from Bernafon. Dynamic Feedback Canceller™ in DECS™ eliminates feedback signals within milliseconds, so that feedback does not become an issue for users."

The new feedback system analyzes the input signal up to 126,000 times per second which allows it to recognise and eliminate feedback within milliseconds. It is the fastest feedback system that Bernafon have ever had and they say it makes feedback a thing of the past. The benefits it should deliver will be:

  • Prevention of feedback even when rapid changes of the signal path occur like hugging
  • It should mean a better target match of prescription because we have higher feedback thresholds
  • It will allow more open fittings with minimized risk of acoustical feedback
  • We should be able to fit more severe hearing losses by using the full gain of the instrument

Viron Hearing Aid Models

Bernafon

Viron miniRITE

The Viron miniRITE hearing aid model is a very discrete wireless slimline 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a 312 battery. Powerful fully featured and offering amazing discretion. 

Bernafon Viron miniRITE Prices

We would expect the Bernafon Viron miniRITE range to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1500.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE

Bernafon

Viron miniRITE-R

wireless slimline Rechargeable 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a new lithium-ion rechargeable battery which offers 16 hours of use with five hours of streaming. The battery pack is easily replaceable in the clinic. The device also has a telecoil.

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-R Prices

We would expect the Bernafon Viron miniRITE-R range to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1500.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE Rechargeable

Bernafon

Viron miniRITE-T

The sleek and discreet wireless MiniRITE-T features a telecoil and double pushbutton for easy volume and program control. It is powered by a 312 battery

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-T Prices

We would expect the Bernafon Viron miniRITE-T range to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1500.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE-T

Bernafon

Viron BTE 105

The powerful and compact BTE 105 fits hearing losses up to 105 dB SPL to benefit people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. The plus power solution features a telecoil, a tactile double pushbutton for easy volume and program control and a two-colour LED indicator to monitor hearing aid status for both users and caregivers.

Bernafon Viron BTE 105 Prices

We would expect the Bernafon Viron BTE 105 range to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1500.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron BTE 13-PP

Viron 9 Hearing Aid Models

Bernafon

Viron 9 miniRITE

The Viron miniRITE hearing aid model is a very discrete wireless slimline 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a 312 battery. Powerful fully featured and offering amazing discretion. 

Bernafon Viron 9 miniRITE Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE

Bernafon

Viron 9 miniRITE-R

wireless slimline Rechargeable 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a new lithium-ion rechargeable battery which offers 16 hours of use with five hours of streaming. The battery pack is easily replaceable in the clinic. The device also has a telecoil.

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-R Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE Rechargeable

Bernafon

Viron 9 miniRITE-T

The sleek and discreet wireless MiniRITE-T features a telecoil and double pushbutton for easy volume and program control. It is powered by a 312 battery

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-T Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE-T

Bernafon

Viron 9 BTE 105

The powerful and compact BTE 105 fits hearing losses up to 105 dB SPL to benefit people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. The plus power solution features a telecoil, a tactile double pushbutton for easy volume and program control and a two-colour LED indicator to monitor hearing aid status for both users and caregivers.

Bernafon Viron BTE 105 Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1700.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €2400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $2400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron BTE 13-PP

Viron 7 Hearing Aid Models

Bernafon

Viron 7 miniRITE

The Viron miniRITE hearing aid model is a very discrete wireless slimline 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a 312 battery. Powerful fully featured and offering amazing discretion. 

Bernafon Viron miniRITE Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1400.00 to £1800.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €1800.00 to €2400.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $1900.00 to $2500.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE

Bernafon

Viron 7 miniRITE-R

wireless slimline Rechargeable 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a new lithium-ion rechargeable battery which offers 16 hours of use with five hours of streaming. The battery pack is easily replaceable in the clinic. The device also has a telecoil.

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-R Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1400.00 to £1800.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €1800.00 to €2400.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $1900.00 to $2500.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE Rechargeable

Bernafon

Viron 7 miniRITE-T

The sleek and discreet wireless MiniRITE-T features a telecoil and double pushbutton for easy volume and program control. It is powered by a 312 battery

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-T Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1400.00 to £1800.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €1800.00 to €2400.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $1900.00 to $2500.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE-T

Bernafon

Viron 7 BTE 105

The powerful and compact BTE 105 fits hearing losses up to 105 dB SPL to benefit people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. The plus power solution features a telecoil, a tactile double pushbutton for easy volume and program control and a two-colour LED indicator to monitor hearing aid status for both users and caregivers.

Bernafon Viron BTE 105 Prices

We would expect the device to be sold at prices from £1400.00 to £1800.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from €1800.00 to €2400.00 in Ireland. We would expect the device to be sold at prices from $1900.00 to $2500.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron BTE 13-PP

Viron 5 Hearing Aid Models

Bernafon

Viron 5 miniRITE

The Viron miniRITE hearing aid model is a very discrete wireless slimline 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a 312 battery. Powerful fully featured and offering amazing discretion. 

Bernafon Viron miniRITE Prices

From £1200.00 to £1600.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1200.00 to $1800.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE

Bernafon

Viron 5 miniRITE-R

wireless slimline Rechargeable 'Mini-Receiver-In-Ear (miniRITE)' hearing aid using a new lithium-ion rechargeable battery which offers 16 hours of use with five hours of streaming. The battery pack is easily replaceable in the clinic. The device also has a telecoil.

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-R Prices

From £1200.00 to £1600.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1200.00 to $1800.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE Rechargeable

Bernafon

Viron 5 miniRITE-T

The sleek and discreet wireless MiniRITE-T features a telecoil and double pushbutton for easy volume and program control. It is powered by a 312 battery

Bernafon Viron miniRITE-T Prices

From £1200.00 to £1600.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1200.00 to $1800.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron MiniRITE-T

Bernafon

Viron 5 BTE 105

The powerful and compact BTE 105 fits hearing losses up to 105 dB SPL to benefit people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. The plus power solution features a telecoil, a tactile double pushbutton for easy volume and program control and a two-colour LED indicator to monitor hearing aid status for both users and caregivers.

Bernafon Viron BTE 105 Prices

From £1200.00 to £1600.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1200.00 to $1800.00 in the USA.

Bernafon Viron BTE 13-PP

Zerena Hearing Aids

Zerena Hearing Aids

Originally there were just three hearing aid types but they have expanded it to a full range now. Let's take a look at what is available. 

miniRITE Hearing Aid

The minRITE is a small receiver in the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can use four different speakers which means it is suitable for most hearing losses. As with the rest of the range, it has twin radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio and the other which is a proprietary Bernafon radio. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner. The hearing aid works on a 312 battery and it comes with a programme button. 

miniRITE Rechargeable Hearing Aid

The minRITE rechargeable hearing aid is exactly the same as the miniRITE with the exception of rechargeability. It uses a ZPower silver Zinc rechargeable system which delivers a full day of use on an overnight charge. The ZPower system is such that if you forget to charge your hearing aids or if something happens, you can switch to normal hearing aid batteries without any issues.  

miniRITE T Hearing Aid

The minRITE T is again small receiver in the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can also use four different speakers which means it is suitable for most hearing losses. This hearing aid has three radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio, the proprietary Bernafon radio and a Tele-coil. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner and the Tele-coil receives broadcasts from a loop system (very handy). The hearing aid works on a 312 battery and it comes with a multi-functional button that also acts as a volume control. 

BTE 105

The BTE 105 is a traditional behind the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can be used with a slim tube or a traditional tube and mould. This hearing aid has three radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio, the proprietary Bernafon radio and a Tele-coil. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner and the Tele-coil receives broadcasts from a loop system (very handy). The hearing aid works on a 13 battery and it comes with a multi-functional button that also acts as a volume control.

Zerena 9 Hearing Aid Aids

Zerena Hearing Aids

The Zerena 9 is the top level of technology in the new Zerena range. It is packed with the very top Bernafon technology and can be expected to deliver high-quality hearing in even the most complex sound environments. The Zerena 9 was the hearing aid range that I trialled from Bernafon. I had an excellent experience with them and I was blown away by the SoundClip-A. Here is what you need to know about the very top level of hearing aid technology from Bernafon.

Dynamic Not Constrained

Bernafon says that in real life, the sound environment is active and constantly changing. Our surroundings can change between calm and quiet to excited and loud quickly. Because of this, they think that they should not label the listening situation due to the possibilities of unexpected changes. An active and constantly changing real-life sound scene is their definition of a “dynamic environment”. They believe that offering a dynamic hearing aid is the answer to the question. To do that, they include features that:

  • keep pace with the listening conditions giving instantaneous and seamless amplification
  • no longer limit the instrument performance based on environment classification rules
  • stay in sync with the listening conditions
  • allow the user to understand speech while still providing comfort even with sudden changes in the sound scene.

Unique Speech Amplification

Bernafon uses a unique strategy for speech amplification like no other. They call the strategy channel free and what it does is apply the same level of amplification to different sounds in speech. It harmonises the levels of speech sounds which means it gives you a better opportunity to hear them all. It is a really interesting feature and it seems to work well. 

Made For iPhone Hearing Aids

Zerena’s super-fast and powerful chip includes a smart dual-radio wireless technology with 2.4 GHz direct-to-hearing-aid and NFMI ear-to-ear technology. It means that you can enjoy direct-to-ear audio streaming without the need for an intermediate device when using an iPhone. It also provides seamless communication between the two hearing instruments which is used to give you the best sound possible in every situation.

Dynamic Environment Control System

Bernafon has a brand new technology that they call Dynamic Environment Control System™ or DECS™. DECS is the core Bernafon’s strategy to help you hear better. It is the management system of the hearing aids which works in response to changing sound environments. They say that it delivers dynamic and seamless amplification for you. The hearing aids respond to the changing world as it is to deliver the best hearing ability.

Amazing features

The Zerena 9 offers the very latest features from Bernafon and the 9 range is the only one that offers their new Dynamic Range Extender. This feature manages loud input sounds ensuring they are clear and without distortion, it does so while still ensuring that the sounds are not overwhelming. This type of feature really comes into its own when people are attending live music events or concerts. It means that they can enjoy that experience so much better. Bernafon's Frequency Composition feature makes high-frequency sound information available to you even if you have no hearing in that area. Let's take a look at some of the other features

Tinnitus SoundSupport

The Zerena 9 range offers tinnitus sound strategies, it uses amplification and tinnitus relief together in one solution.  It also offers a choice of tinnitus relief sounds as part of different sound therapies.

Zerena 9 Models

The Zerena 9 range is available in a full range of hearing aid types, two Receiver In The Ear (RITE) models, one of which has a rechargeable option. A Behind The Ear (BTE) Model and finally five custom or In The Ear models (ITE). All of the hearing aids in the range except the two smallest, the Completely In Canal (CIC) and the Invisible In Canal (IIC or Invisible hearing aid) are direct connection Bluetooth enabled hearing aids. The new invisible hearing aid from is the smallest IIC they have ever made and they say it will fit up to 80% of ears.

Bernafon miniRITE hearing aid

Zerena 9 miniRITE Hearing Aid

The minRITE is a small receiver in the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can use four different speakers which means it is suitable for most hearing losses. As with the rest of the range, it has twin radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio and the other which is a proprietary Bernafon radio.

The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner. The hearing aid works on a 312 battery and it comes with a programme button. 

Bernafon miniRITE Rechargeable hearing aids

Zerena 9 miniRITE Rechargeable Hearing Aid

The minRITE rechargeable hearing aid is exactly the same as the miniRITE with the exception of rechargeability. It uses a ZPower silver Zinc rechargeable system which delivers a full day of use on an overnight charge. The ZPower system is such that if you forget to charge your hearing aids or if something happens, you can switch to normal hearing aid batteries without any issues.  

Zerena 9 miniRITE T Hearing Aid

Bernafon miniRITE-T hearing aid

The minRITE T is again small receiver in the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can also use four different speakers which means it is suitable for most hearing losses. This hearing aid has three radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio, the proprietary Bernafon radio and a Tele-coil. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner and the Tele-coil receives broadcasts from a loop system (very handy). The hearing aid works on a 312 battery and it comes with a multi-functional button that also acts as a volume control. 

Zerena 9 BTE 105

Bernafon BTE 105 hearing aid

The BTE 105 is a traditional behind the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can be used with a slim tube or a traditional tube and mould. This hearing aid has three radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio, the proprietary Bernafon radio and a Tele-coil. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner and the Tele-coil receives broadcasts from a loop system (very handy). The hearing aid works on a 13 battery and it comes with a multi-functional button that also acts as a volume control.

Features

The Zerena 9 uses the Gold level of the new DECS system, the very pinnacle.

Dynamic Noise Management™

  • Dynamic Directionality* High / Medium focus
  • Dynamic Noise Reduction 4 Settings

Dynamic Amplification Control™

  • Speech in Noise 6 settings
  • Comfort in Noise 4 Settings

Dynamic Speech Processing™

  • ChannelFree™
  • Speech Cue Priority™

Speech

  • Low Frequency Enhancer
  • Frequency Compositionnxt

Comfort

  • Binaural Noise Manager
  • Adaptive Feedback
  • Transient Noise Reduction 4 options
  • Wind Noise Manager*
  • Dynamic Range Extender
  • Soft Noise Management

Processing

  • Frequency Bandwidth 10 kHz
  • Fitting Bands 16
  • Directionality Controls
  • Fixed Dir*
  • Fixed Omni
  • True Directionality™*

Individualization

  • Program Options/Memories* 14/4
  • Binaural Coordination*: VC, Program Change, Mute
  • Adaptation Manager
  • Transition Level 3 options
  • Data Logging
  • Tinnitus SoundSupport*

*The availability of this feature may be dependent on technical constraints of hearing aid style. Please check Product Information of the desired style for more details.

Zerena 7 Hearing Aid Aids

The Zerena 7 hearing device technology sits just under the Zerena 9 range. While it is not quite as good as the Zerena 9, Bernafon has still packed it with high technology hearing aid features. You can expect the Zerena 7 range to deliver high-quality hearing in complex sound environments.

Zerena Hearing Aids

Bluetooth Hearing Aids

The Zerena 7 ’s super-fast and powerful chip includes the new smart dual-radio wireless technology with 2.4 GHz direct-to-hearing-aid and NFMI ear-to-ear technology. That means that just like the Zerena 9 you can enjoy direct audio streaming from your iPhone straight to your ears. It also provides seamless communication between the two hearing instruments which is used to give you the best sound possible in every situation.

Automatic Hearing Aids

Bernafon believes that in real life, the sound environment is active and constantly changing. Our surroundings constantly change between calm and quiet to excited and loud very quickly. They believe that offering a dynamic and automatic hearing aid is the answer to the question. The Zerena 7 digital hearing aids include features that:

  • keep pace with the listening conditions giving instantaneous and seamless amplification
  • no longer limit the instrument performance based on environment classification rules
  • stay in sync with the listening conditions
  • allow the user to understand speech while still providing comfort even with sudden changes in the sound scene.

Zerena 7 achieves this with new technology that they call Dynamic Environment Control System™ or DECS™. DECS is the core Bernafon’s strategy to help you hear better. It works in changing listening environments, resulting in dynamic and seamless amplification for you at all times. Bernafon hearing systems look at the world as it is and then make constant changes to how the hearing aids work to deliver the best hearing ability.

Premium features

The Zerena 7 range of digital hearing aids still offers a number of premium Bernafon features. However, they have been reduced in comparison to the to the premium Zerena 9 range. Here are the important differences between them.

The Dynamic Environment Control System™ (DECS™), (the brain of the hearing aids) in the Zerena 7 features the Silver version of this technology, which includes one Dynamic Directionality setting and four Dynamic Noise Reduction settings. This is reduced from the Zerena 9, which features 2 Dynamic Directionality settings and the same four Dynamic Noise Reduction settings.

The Dynamic Amplification Control System which is a part of the DECS™ system offers four Speech in Noise management settings in comparison to the Zerena 9’s six settings. It also offers two Comfort in Noise settings compared to four on the Zerena 9.

The Dynamic Range Extender which allows loud sounds to be heard clearly (could matter for concerts or live music) is not present in the Zerena 7.

The Transient Noise Reduction feature which handles sudden impact sounds has three options in the Zerena 7, in comparison to four in the Zerena 9.

The Zerena 7 range offers an 8 kHz Frequency Bandwidth which is wide but is reduced from the 10 kHz bandwidth of the Zerena 9.

The Zerena 7 range provides 14 Fitting Bands in comparison to 16 in the Zerena 9. Which means that the 7 can be customised quite well to your hearing loss but not quite as well as the 9.

The True Directionality feature which mimics the way we hear sound naturally is only present in the Zerena 9 range.

Tinnitus SoundSupport

The Zerena 7 implements amplification and tinnitus relief together in one solution. It offers various tinnitus relief sounds as part of different sound therapies.

Zerena 7 Models

The Zerena 7 range is available in a full range of hearing aid types, two Receiver In The Ear (RITE) models, one of which has a rechargeable option. A Behind The Ear (BTE) Model and finally five custom or In The Ear models (ITE). All of the hearing aids in the range except the two smallest, the Completely In Canal (CIC) and the Invisible In Canal (IIC or Invisible hearing aid) are direct connection Bluetooth enabled hearing aids. The new invisible hearing aid from is the smallest IIC they have ever made and they say it will fit up to 80% of ears.

Bernafon miniRITE hearing aid

Zerena 7 miniRITE Hearing Aid

The minRITE is a small receiver in the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can use four different speakers which means it is suitable for most hearing losses. As with the rest of the range, it has twin radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio and the other which is a proprietary Bernafon radio.

The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner. The hearing aid works on a 312 battery and it comes with a programme button. 

Bernafon miniRITE Rechargeable hearing aids

Zerena 7 miniRITE Rechargeable Hearing Aid

The minRITE rechargeable hearing aid is exactly the same as the miniRITE with the exception of rechargeability. It uses a ZPower silver Zinc rechargeable system which delivers a full day of use on an overnight charge. The ZPower system is such that if you forget to charge your hearing aids or if something happens, you can switch to normal hearing aid batteries without any issues.  

Zerena 7 miniRITE T Hearing Aid

Bernafon miniRITE-T hearing aid

The minRITE T is again small receiver in the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can also use four different speakers which means it is suitable for most hearing losses. This hearing aid has three radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio, the proprietary Bernafon radio and a Tele-coil. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner and the Tele-coil receives broadcasts from a loop system (very handy). The hearing aid works on a 312 battery and it comes with a multi-functional button that also acts as a volume control. 

Zerena 7 BTE 105

Bernafon BTE 105 hearing aid

The BTE 105 is a traditional behind the ear hearing aid that is suitable for hearing losses from the mild to severe. It can be used with a slim tube or a traditional tube and mould. This hearing aid has three radios, one which is a Bluetooth radio, the proprietary Bernafon radio and a Tele-coil. The Bluetooth radio makes these hearing aids Made For iPhone, the proprietary radio is used for communication between the hearing aids which ensures settings and features are co-ordinated and act in a more effective manner and the Tele-coil receives broadcasts from a loop system (very handy). The hearing aid works on a 13 battery and it comes with a multi-functional button that also acts as a volume control.

Features

The Zerena 7 uses the Silver level of the new DECS system

Dynamic Noise Management™

  • Dynamic Directionality* Medium focus
  • Dynamic Noise Reduction 4 Settings

Dynamic Amplification Control™

  • Speech in Noise 4 settings
  • Comfort in Noise 2 Settings

Dynamic Speech Processing™

  • ChannelFree™
  • Speech Cue Priority™

Speech

  • Low Frequency Enhancer
  • Frequency Compositionnxt

Comfort

  • Binaural Noise Manager
  • Adaptive Feedback
  • Transient Noise Reduction 3 options
  • Wind Noise Manager*
  • Soft Noise Management

Processing

  • Frequency Bandwidth 8 kHz
  • Fitting Bands 14
  • Directionality Controls
  • Fixed Dir*
  • Fixed Omni

Individualization

  • Program Options/Memories* 13/4
  • Binaural Coordination*: VC, Program Change, Mute
  • Adaptation Manager
  • Transition Level 3 options
  • Data Logging
  • Tinnitus SoundSupport*

*The availability of this feature may be dependent on technical constraints of hearing aid style. Please check Product Information of desired style for more details.

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