Hansaton, Plymouth, Minn, has announced the second phase of its launch of easeHD, a new chip generation platform for hearing aids that is designed to provide a full surround sound HD experience, regardless of the wearer’s location or environment situation. Hansaton reports that easeHD’s high-definition technology can fill rooms with pleasant sounds and clear speech.
AutosurroundHD is one of the core functions to the new easeHD platform. Its integrated primary functions SpeechBeam+ and SurroundOptimizer+, are in a constant state of intelligent exchange, thus ensuring top quality binaural signal processing. Regardless of the situation, AutoSurroundHD identifies the circumstances and automatically adjusts the settings without manual switching.
SurroundOptimizer+ is designed to ensure optimum control of the individual amplification parameters and combines multiple features into one easy control. The features consist of ConversationLift+ helps provide appropriate speech enhancement; Noise Reduction which minimizes disruptive background noise and the innovative SpeechBeam+ microphone controller helps focus on the correct speaker.
Hansaton also announced updates to the company’s fitting software, Hansaton Scout, which has a new modern design and intuitive controls. Advanced functions like the BalanceFit fitting formula and the AutoSurroundHD automatic program are reported to provide a variety of options for programming natural hearing. The redesigned software results in high initial acceptance rate among patients, says the company. It combines NAL-NL2 based precalculation with subsequent acclimatization, which is automatically preset but also allows individualized configuration if necessary. The features work together to create an authentic hearing experience.
The initial launch of Hansaton’s ease technology was covered in a May 20, 2015 article in The Hearing Review.