Hansaton—a Sonova brand—announced the Excite, described as a new hearing system platform “promising excellent Bluetooth connectivity¹ and a highly enjoyable hearing experience right from the first wearing.”
Two versions of Hansaton’s new sound XC external receiver systems will be available in June 2019, catering to hearing system wearers’ individual needs in terms of convenience and user habits: the sound XC runs on a disposable size 312 battery, while the rechargeable AQ sound XC uses a lithium-ion battery.
The new RIC product line uses Bluetooth 4.2—which are supported by many iOS and Android systems—to transmit data “quickly and energy efficiently” between hearing systems with the Excite chip and mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, or audio sources. This Bluetooth protocol helps transmit the hearing solutions into wireless headphones for hands-free, binaural telephoning, listening to podcasts, or streaming music and TV². With the rechargeable AQ sound XC, hearing system wearers can reportedly stream up to 11 hours of music or voice chat audio, or a full 16 hours of TV sound. To help ensure the best possible hearing experience, Excite systems are said to automatically differentiate between speech and music signals.
According to Hansaton, Intelligent Acclimatization helps increase spontaneous acceptance during initial fittings by accounting for the hearing system wearer’s level of experience, thus ensuring a “natural hearing experience from the very first moment.”
The sound XC external receiver family is available in six color combinations; its designer housing is plasma coated to help provide moisture and dirt resistance that complies with IP 68 certification standards.
¹With Bluetooth® 4.2 and most older Bluetooth® telephones; the term Bluetooth® and the logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc
² Prerequisite: TV connector connected to the TV set