April 30, 2024

4 New Hearing Aid Models Available in Charlotte

Discover the cutting-edge features of the latest hearing aids at Audiology & Hearing Services of Charlotte, where innovative models promise unparalleled sound quality, sleek design, and user-centric functionality, ensuring optimal hearing experiences for every individual.

The quest for the most beneficial and technologically-savvy hearing aids embodying innovation and care has led to a significant evolution in audiology. At Audiology & Hearing Services of Charlotte, we pride ourselves on offering a wide array of cutting-edge hearing aid brands and models, including some of the most anticipated releases in the market. Understanding the importance of accurate fitting and optimal outcomes, our practice uses Real Ear Measurements during our hearing aid fittings, ensuring our patients experience the best in hearing technology and benefit from custom-fit solutions tailored to their unique hearing profiles.

As hearing aid specialists in Charlotte, we are excited about the latest hearing aid models available to our patients; Oticon Intent, Widex SmartRIC, Resound Nexia, and Signia IX Pure Charge&Go. 

Oticon Intent

This newest model from Oticon is designed to provide a superior auditory experience, combining innovative design elements with cutting-edge functionality. The Oticon Intent stands out for its sleek, modern aesthetic and user-centric features, setting a new standard for hearing aid performance. The Oticon Intent ensures that every interaction sounds as clear and natural as possible, ideal for those seeking a blend of style, convenience, and advanced technological integration.

Top Features of the New Oticon Intent

  • Innovative New Body Style: The Oticon Intent showcases a sleek, modern design with a noticeable top angle, making it distinct from previous models. This new body style is smaller and features a unique shape that enhances both aesthetic appeal and comfort for the user.
  • Enhanced Button Functionality: Oticon has revamped the style of the button on the Intent model. The new design features a longer button that is only pressable at the bottom edge, simplifying user operation and reducing accidental activations.
  • Advanced Microphone Placement: Continuing with its user-friendly design, the microphone inlets are strategically positioned on the side to prevent clogging, ensuring clear sound quality even in challenging environments.
  • New Battery Charger: The Oticon Intent comes with a newly designed charger that is more compact and includes metal contact points with a possible magnetic feature for secure placement of the hearing aids. The hearing aid has a powerful lithium-ion battery for up to 20 hours of charge. Additionally, a quick 30-minute charge can provide up to 8 hours of usage, which is ideal for users with active lifestyles.
  • Smart Listening Features: The device incorporates sensors that potentially determine the listener's intent by adjusting the sound output based on the body position, coupled with AI enhancements that optimize audio processing in real-time.
  • Bluetooth LE Audio: The Intent model supports low-energy Bluetooth audio, ready for seamless audio streaming from various devices, including phones and TVs, ensuring a connected and integrated user experience.
  • Sound Quality: Oticon Intent is designed to deliver improved clarity and balance with a sound quality that can be tailored to the user's preferences, thanks to its expansive library of everyday sounds used during the rigorous training of the device.
  • User-Friendly App Integration: Despite being more advanced, the Intent model maintains an easy-to-use app interface that allows users to manage settings conveniently, enhancing the overall user experience.

These features collectively make Oticon Intent a formidable choice among the newest hearing aids in Charlotte. It offers a blend of style, functionality, and advanced technology tailored to meet the diverse needs of our patients.

Widex SmartRIC

Widex SmartRIC, a receiver-in-canal hearing aid part of the Widex Moment platform, is crafted with a unique L-shaped design featuring a 20-degree curve at the top, enhancing comfort and discreetness. Its sleek profile, combined with the shortest device length in its class, allows it to sit higher on the ear, significantly improving the user's ability to hear conversations clearly in noisy environments.

Features of the SmartRIC

  • Design and Comfort: The Widex SmartRIC features a unique L-shaped design with a 20-degree curve at the top, enhancing comfort and discretion. Its sleek profile allows it to sit higher on the ear, which improves hearing in noisy environments.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Utilizes Widex's advanced PureSound™ with ZeroDelay™ technology from the Widex MOMENT SHEER platform, delivering a highly natural hearing experience.
  • Speech Enhancement: Features Widex MySound and Speech Enhancer, which leverage artificial intelligence to dynamically adapt and fine-tune sound settings, ensuring optimal listening in various settings.
  • Battery Efficiency and Charging Solutions: Offers up to 37 hours of usage on a single charge, complemented by a portable charging solution that can hold five additional charges, providing over a week's worth of power.
  • Aesthetics: It is available in five premium color options, including the stylish 'Tech Black', blending functionality with modern aesthetics.
  • User-Friendly Integration: Supports integration with the Widex MOMENT app, allowing users to customize sound settings and listening programs to suit their preferences.

Resound Nexia

Resound Nexia stands out as a top-tier prescription hearing aid line from ReSound, the fourth-largest manufacturer of hearing aids globally. Designed to cater to a wide range of hearing losses from mild to profound, the Nexia line includes various styles such as Receiver-in-Ear (RIE), Behind-the-Ear (BTE), and custom in-ear models. Specifically, the Micro RIE model is notably popular due to its compact size, 25% smaller than standard RIE models, and includes an accelerometer for tap-based hands-free audio streaming compatibility with iPhones and iPads.

Key Nexia Features and Technology

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Nexia supports Made For iPhone and Android ASHA protocols, enhancing its accessibility and user-friendliness. It is also compatible with Auracast, allowing users to receive broadcasts in public spaces—a feature set that will become widely available soon.
  • Advanced Hearing Solutions: The device offers a CROS/BiCROS solution for individuals with unilateral hearing loss and features telecoils in its rechargeable BTE models for enhanced audio streaming and reception.
  • Diverse Product Range: Nexia provides flexibility in choice in rechargeable and non-rechargeable options. The line includes styles such as miniRIE, CIC, ITC, ITE, and BTE, ensuring a fit for various user preferences and needs.
  • Smart 3D App Integration: The Smart 3D app, highly rated in the hearing aid industry, allows users to control directional response, tone modifications, and monitor battery status, enhancing the overall user experience.
  • Real-Life Performance: Users have reported that Nexia significantly improves hearing in noisy environments like busy streets or crowded stores, with many praising its natural sound quality and effective background noise management.
  • Design and Comfort: The Nexia 9 model, being 25% smaller than traditional models, offers discreetness and comfort, making it virtually invisible when worn.

Signia IX Pure Charge&Go

The Signia IX Pure Charge&Go represents a significant leap forward in hearing aid technology, offering users in Charlotte a combination of performance, comfort, and connectivity. This model is particularly notable for its RealTime Conversation Enhancement Technology, which allows users to engage more naturally in conversations even in noisy environments. Its advanced features cater to a wide range of hearing needs, ensuring that each user experiences clarity and comfort.

Features of IX Charge&Go

  • Extended Battery Performance: The Pure Charge&Go IX boasts an impressive all-day battery life of up to 39 hours on a single charge, with a quick charging option that provides an additional 3-5 hours of power from just 30 minutes of charging.
  • Enhanced Connectivity: Ready for the future of Bluetooth LE Audio, these hearing aids support seamless streaming from smartphones, TVs, and other devices, ensuring users stay connected without compromising on sound quality.
  • Innovative Charging Solutions: Users benefit from versatile charging options including a pocket-sized charging case, a standard charger, and a Dry&Clean charger, which not only charges the aids but also cleans and dries them in just 15 minutes.
  • Signia Assistant and MySignia App: The AI-driven Signia Assistant provides 24/7 support and customization, allowing users to fine-tune their hearing experience directly from their smartphones. The MySignia app, available on both iOS and Android, offers additional control and personalization, enhancing user satisfaction and ease of use.
  • Optimal Sound Quality: Featuring Binaural OneMic Directionality and Own Voice Processing technology, the Pure Charge&Go IX excels in delivering natural sound quality and speech understanding, even in challenging listening environments.

REMs for Hearing Aid Fittings

Our audiologists can obtain sound recordings inside your ear canal using a sophisticated microphone measure called Real Ear Verification! With this unique perspective, we then adjust the hearing aid programming to ensure the prescription matches your hearing loss perfectly.

Incorporating Real Ear Measurements in our fittings at Audiology & Hearing Services of Charlotte ensures that each new hearing device is perfectly tailored to the individual's hearing profile, providing not just enhanced hearing but also a significant boost in overall mental well-being and social interaction. This commitment to precision and personalized care underscores our dedication to helping our community in Charlotte experience the full benefits of the latest hearing aid technology.

Your Charlotte Hearing Experts

At Audiology & Hearing Services of Charlotte, we are committed to leveraging these innovations to provide personalized hearing solutions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about this exciting new hearing technology. 

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Dr. Melissa Karp, Au.D.
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Melissa Karp is a board-certified audiologist with special expertise in tinnitus treatment, auditory processing disorder (APD) evaluation, hearing aid fitting and aural rehabilitation.