Founded in 1964, Unitron was at the forefront of digital innovation, based in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario – “Canada’s Silicon Valley.” Now, Unitron is linked with the Sonova Group and provides hearing aids worldwide, with distributors in 45 countries. Unitron’s mission is to design hearing aids with the fundamental purpose of making life better for people with hearing loss.
Unitron partners with the National Centre for Audiology at Western University. With studies involving real people with hearing loss, and incorporating feedback from audiologists and product experts, Unitron’s hearing aids are patient-centric in design. Unitron is also involved in global initiatives on hearing loss, partnering with organizations such as the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss and Hear the World Foundation.
Unitron hearing aids are powered by the new North Platform, which is “pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with natural sound.” North provides Unitron hearing aid wearers with a greater dynamic range, clean handling of signals, and tightly integrated algorithms. The 101 decibel dynamic range allows for real-world sounds without distortion, while the dual-core processing perform tasks quickly and delivers the latest in sound technology advancements.
North equips Unitron hearing aids with a SoundNav automatic program, which offers precise classification of seven different environments, four of which are specifically focused on conversations. These classifications include sound in noise, sound in quiet, enjoying music, and conversation – in quiet, in a small group, in a crowd, and in noise.
Hearing Aid Styles & Features
The North Platform is the foundation of Unitron’s hearing aid families: Stride, Moxi, Max. Each family of hearing aids is available in several different levels of technology to treat varying degrees of hearing loss. Bluetooth compatibility offers wireless connection to personal electronic devices, opening up accessibility to wearers.
Stride is Unitron’s newest hearing aid, with its debut in the autumn of 2015. Stride hearing aids are available in both behind-the-ear and in-the-ear styles. Known for its excellent speech recognition and focus in conversations, Stride hearing aids drastically improve the experience of listening to speech in various environments. These are binaural hearing aids, which means audio data is shared between the two hearing aids to simulate a natural listening experience.
Moxi is a receiver-in-canal hearing aid, powered by the North Platform and equipped with a long battery life. Moxi hearing aids also offer features such as Speech Zone 2, Binaural Spatial Processing, SoundNav, Sound Conductor, and Automatic Adaptation Manager, to name a few.
For people who experience severe to profound hearing loss, Unitron offers the Max hearing aid. The Max is a behind-the-ear hearing aid with enhanced speech intelligibility and a long battery life. It is available in three technology levels to treat the nuances of higher levels of hearing loss.
TrueFit Software and Flex
Unitron believes that their “most important validation doesn’t take place in a lab.” Unitron’s TrueFit software is an interactive experience which empowers hearing aid wearers to play an active role in their listening experience. TrueFit software logs data from the wearer’s listening experience, which is then reviewed by a hearing aid specialist. With this information, hearing aid specialists are able to make the appropriate adjustments to sound and fit for the hearing aid wearer.
The Flex program allows wearers to “test drive” Unitron hearing aids. The trial basis forms the foundation of the Log It All TrueFit data archive. According surveys, 84% of Flex customers believe that the trial experience improves their own experience with hearing aids; 83% of Flex customers report an increase in the number of patients purchasing Unitron hearing aids; and 82% of Flex customers report that the trial period helps to fit higher technology levels to hearing needs.
To begin your own trial experience with Unitron hearing aids, contact us at The Hearing Center at the Medical Center Clinic today.