Our hearing aids are different. Each model contains five cutting-edge technologies that work together to create a superior sound quality that you’re sure to find crisp, clear and comfortable.
What’s more, our award-winning ‘self-fit’ hearing system IHearYou® empowers you to fine tune our hearing aids yourself, wherever you are.
IHearYou® is the world’s first hearing aid solution that allows you to easily tune your acoustic preferences yourself, using your smartphone or computer, ensuring you are entirely satisfied with the way your Blamey Saunders hearing aids sound.
The clarity of these hearing aids is excellent – I am hearing sounds very clearly and my husband says I’ve stopped shouting at him. I’m looking forward to setting up extra programs.
Your technology is far superior to my previous hearing aids.
Sonite™ is the latest in Blamey Saunders hears sound technology. It constantly analyses your environment in detail and makes automatic adjustments at 96 frequencies to match your personal requirements. Developed to deliver a truer to life sound quality than traditional “compression” hearing aid technology, Sonite™ allows for optimal comfort and speech understanding in noise and in quiet. The sounds you want to hear are maximised while those you don’t are minimised.
ADRO® ensures that sound is always presented at a comfortable and audible level. Not too loud, and not too soft at every frequency.
Clinical trials conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation in Melbourne showed that ADRO® was preferred over conventional Wide Dynamic Range Compression in most situations by most of the 42 experienced hearing aid users who participated in the trials. These preferences were associated with improved sound quality, improved speech perception in quiet and in noise, and improved loudness control.
Data from four studies showed that listener satisfaction was maximised when the loudness of sounds was “comfortable” (rating 4 on the loudness scale). This is exactly what ADRO® is designed to do.
A directional microphone increases the signal-to-noise ratio by reducing the loudness of background noise from some directions. An adaptive microphone selects the directional response of the microphone that gives the best signal-to-noise ratio, and an automatic directional microphone turns on automatically when background noise is present.
The adaptive directional microphone (ADM) performs better by enabling good speech perception at a lower signal-to-noise ratio than either an omnidirectional or fixed directional microphone.
… during the consultation for supply and fitting of my new aids, I was quite overwhelmed by the crystal clarity and “surround sound” nature of what I was hearing, when the aids were first switched on – truly a quantum leap from the sound I had been experiencing from all my previous aids!
As well, I am finding my comprehension of others in crowded and noisy environments, much improved and the wind noise suppression features of my aids, when riding my push bike regularly, are greatly improved over all my previous aids.
A typical conversation takes place face to face, with speech sounds coming from one direction and ambient noise coming from all directions. Blamey Saunders hearing aids use single-channel adaptive directional microphones to “tune out” the strongest or loudest ambient noise from the side or from behind. Our new Opus hearing aids use multi-channel adaptive directional microphones to make speech comprehension even easier in complex soundscapes. Rather than cancelling only the strongest noise, the MCADM can reduce unwanted noises from different directions in each frequency channel.
Acoustic feedback occurs when an amplifier has its microphone close to its output speaker and sound is amplified over and over again around the feedback loop. In a hearing aid this gives rise to a high-pitched whistle because the feedback loop is so small.
The acoustic properties of the loop change if you put your hand or a hat or another object close to the hearing aid, so the feedback canceller needs to be adaptive to prevent whistling quickly when conditions change. This is especially important for open-ear devices that have an open path for sound between the output and the input of the hearing aid.
Our hearing aids use a patent pending Dynamic Feedback Control system that:
Digital hearing aids insert a delay into the amplified sound, due to the digitisation at the input, processing, and digital-to-analog conversion at the output. The amplified sound then adds to the air conducted sound and the bone conducted sound in the ear canal. The shorter the delay, the better the sound quality, with long delays producing an echo of the sound. Using a patented technology, Blamey & Saunders hearing aids have the shortest delay of any device in the industry, with no perceptible distortion or echo.
Open-fit technology increases physical comfort and reduces visibility of the devices.
Our Opus, SIE and Symphony hearing aids are “open-fit” and do not require an earmold. The end of the sound tube just sits open at the entrance to your ear canal. This has the following advantages:
The reason this is a recent development in hearing aid technology is that: