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Inside ion

It’s practically invisible. But users can hardly miss the cosmetic appeal, comfort, and natural clarity of the ion microBTE.

The natural advantage of Sonic Sound

ion is built with Sonic Sound, our technology platform designed to mimic the natural performance of your ear. Just like your cochlea, Sonic Sound detects sound at different frequencies and levels, then adjusts the sound for your unique hearing loss.

The system works by applying different amounts of amplification based on the loudness of the sound coming into the hearing aid. For soft background sounds that could be annoying, very little if any amplification is applied. At sound levels where speech is typically present, maximum amplification is applied. For sounds that are very loud, amplification is reduced to prevent these sounds from becoming uncomfortable.

 

Say “no” to noise

Specialized noise reduction systems in ion make listening more pleasant. After all, you don’t want everything around you to be louder—just the sounds and speech that are most important.

The noise reduction solutions in ion are specifically designed to improve speech understanding in noise. These systems constantly monitor sounds to separate steady-state background noise from modulated speech. If the system detects that there is more noise than speech, the noise reduction system engages.

 

Good direction means better attention

ion incorporates several directional technologies to improve hearing in noisy situations. For example, the patented DIRECTIONALfocus system creates a focus area in front of the listener—like a listening “beam.” Sounds within the beam are amplified more; ion varies how much sounds are reduced when they move outside of the beam. Some ion models have automatic and adaptive directional options that provide hands-free operation in a wide variety of listening environments.

 

Hands free and worry free

ion is ready for most listening situations thanks to its Universal listening environment. This feature automatically adjusts the settings of your instrument based on the sounds around you. It instantaneously analyzes factors like ambient noise, the location of noise, and the overall signal-to-speech ratio. You won’t notice it’s making adjustments, but you’ll certainly appreciate the hands-free improvements it brings.

 

Easy-to-understand alerts

Many hearing instruments give a series of beeps to indicate what listening program you’re using. Some ion models go a step further with Voice Alerts. By using simple words and eliminating guesswork, Voice Alerts tell you what program you’re using and when the battery is low.

 

ion is for individuals

ion is available in two technology levels with options to create the ideal hearing solution for you. Talk to your hearing care professional to decide which ion technology level will open your options for enjoying the sounds of everyday life.

Behind-the-Ear style
The standard ion configuration includes a thin tube and dome—just right for a range of hearing needs. ion can also be configured with an ear hook and custom ear mold for users who require more power. Already virtually invisible, ion practically disappears thanks to seven colors designed to match most shades of skin or hair.

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