Signia / Siemens Binax 5
The Siemens binax 5 is a range of three Receiver In The Canal (RIC) hearing aids. There are three different sizes, the smaller model called the “Ace” and the two larger variants, the “Pure” and the “Carat” which are rechargeable. Main features Binaxfocus BinaxFocus automatically changes the focus of the directional microphones from wide to narrow, depending on your environment to give you better speech understanding. You can also control this feature manually to focus on a certain speaker or sound in your environment. Binaxsound BinaxSound gives you High Definition or “HD” Sound quality by sharing the sound between two the microphones on each of the hearing aids. This creates a eight microphone virtual network for capturing the sound around you. If one hearing aid is getting a clearer speech signal, it can send this to both hearing aids at once. Binaxguide BinaxGuide changes the directionality characteristics of the microphones from focusing in front of you to behind you or to the side. This can also be changed manually and is perfect for car journeys when you cannot turn to face the speaker. 32 Channels The Binax 5 contains 32 channels. This is far more than most other hearing aids and the jury is out at the moment on whether all those extra channels provide any additional benefit or not. The human cochlear only has 20 channels in it naturally, around 17 or 18 of which are used realistically. This is why most top hearing aids have around 17 or 18 channels. e2e Wireless Binax’s e2e Wireless technology allows two hearing aids to collect sound from one side and send it to the other, giving a binaural listening effect. It also ensures that all settings are synchronised and the hearing aids are working together. Other features eWindscreen This program reduces the effect that wind noise has on sound quality when you are outside to help you hear those around you. Sound Smoothing This program helps to lessen the impact of sudden loud sounds, which can be a problem for hearing aid wearers. This program reduces the volume and softens the effect for listening comfort. Tinnitus Noiser This program produces a range of sounds to distract the wearer from the symptoms of tinnitus. Feedback Cancellation The whistling sound of feedback whenever something or someone gets too close to your hearing aid, is removed before you can hear it, without any sound distortion. SoundBrilliance Stream sound from your Bluetooth devices directly to your hearing aids via the easyTek sound streamer and remote control. Spatial Configurator This program gives the wearer total control over their listening in any situation. You can change the span of focus from wide to narrow so you can hear sounds from all around you or a small area in front of you. You can also change the direction of your hearing to the side or behind you. These hearing aids are controllable via the easyTek remote control and sound streamer or the easyTek app which is compatible with both iOS and Android Smartphones. The app allows you to adjust the volume, treble and bass as well as fine tune your program settings to each listening situation easily and discretely.