A Review of the Latest Hearing Aids Revolutionizing Hearing Health

At Silicon Valley Hearing, we are thrilled to introduce a lineup of revolutionary hearing aids that are transforming the landscape of hearing health.

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A Review of the Latest Hearing Aids Revolutionizing Hearing Health

At Silicon Valley Hearing, we are thrilled to introduce a lineup of revolutionary hearing aids that are transforming the landscape of hearing health. These latest innovations from leading brands like Phonak, Oticon, and Signia represent a significant leap forward in hearing aid technology, offering unparalleled sound clarity, comfort, and convenience. 

Let's explore how each of these cutting-edge devices can bring a transformative change to your hearing health.

Resound Nexia

The ReSound Nexia by GN Hearing is a breakthrough in hearing aids, catering to those with mild to profound hearing loss. Highly acclaimed for its noise performance, ReSound Nexia enhances speech clarity and situational awareness. Its standout feature is the microRIE design, 25% smaller than standard, combining comfort with advanced technology and enduring battery life.

Equipped with Bluetooth® LE Audio and Auracast™ broadcast audio, ReSound Nexia allows for audio streaming and public announcements directly through the hearing aids. This innovation not only improves personal audio experiences but also assists in public environments like airports or theaters.

Addressing key user concerns like hearing in noise and comfort, ReSound Nexia is designed for an improved social experience, helping users confidently navigate noisy settings. By merging ergonomic design with leading-edge connectivity and sound quality, ReSound Nexia is set to transform the hearing aid experience, making social interactions more accessible and enjoyable for those with hearing loss. 

Phonak Lumity

The Phonak Lumity, announced by Phonak as the next generation of hearing aids, is designed to enhance speech understanding in a variety of environments, particularly in background noise. 

This latest innovation features Phonak's SmartSpeech™ Technology, aimed at reducing listening effort and improving speech clarity. Lumity stands out with its 16% improvement in speech understanding from the front and a 15% enhancement from the back and sides. 

It incorporates universal Bluetooth® connectivity and delivers high sound quality. The platform's StereoZoom 2.0 and SpeechSensor technologies offer a new approach to directional microphone technology, providing a smooth, adaptive focus on conversational partners while maintaining environmental awareness.

Additionally, the Lumity platform includes optional integrations like the ActiveVent receiver and Roger On, which further improve speech understanding in noise and challenging situations. Lumity also pairs with the myPhonak app, allowing users to customize settings and track health data.

Aiming to make the hearing aid experience seamless and effective, Lumity is a step forward in Phonak's commitment to enhancing conversation immersion in various environments for individuals with hearing loss.

Oticon Real

The Oticon Real™, a new family of premium hearing aids by Oticon, is designed to enhance clarity and comfort in challenging environments by reducing disruptive sounds. This advanced hearing aid focuses on providing a full spectrum of sound with exceptional detail and clarity. It uniquely supports the brain's natural processing abilities, enabling users to follow conversations with greater awareness and control, even in difficult settings.

Oticon Real utilizes BrainHearing™ technology, which aids the brain in comprehending surroundings and focusing on what is important. It is equipped with an on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN) trained with 12 million real-life sounds, ensuring that every sound is delivered with remarkable detail and clarity. This feature helps users engage more fully in their daily experiences.

The hearing aid addresses common issues like wind and handling noise, enhancing speech clarity and reducing listening effort. Oticon Real also offers seamless connectivity with various devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, and most Android devices, for hands-free calls and direct streaming.

The Oticon Companion app complements the hearing aid, offering functionalities like Find My Hearing Aids and remote counseling. Available in four styles and nine colors, Oticon Real combines aesthetic elegance with practical functionality, catering to the diverse preferences and lifestyles of its users.

Signia IX

Signia's new Integrated Xperience (IX) hearing aids, including the Silk Charge&Go IX, are designed for dynamic conversations, even in challenging environments. These hearing aids, first of their kind, can pinpoint multiple speakers in real-time, offering unparalleled clarity in group settings. 

Built on the Augmented Xperience (AX) platform, they utilize dual speech processors and binaural beam-forming microphones to separate speech from background noise, enhancing conversational clarity.

The IX models work through a three-stage process: analyzing conversation dynamics, augmenting speech focus while maintaining a comfortable listening experience, and adapting to evolving conversations with real-time tracking of moving speakers. This advanced technology ensures wearers can fully engage in group conversations.

Available in Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) and Completely-in-Canal (CIC) models, the IX line includes rechargeable options with features like telecoils for enhanced connectivity. The Silk Charge&Go IX stands out as the only instant-fit rechargeable CIC hearing aid, offering a discreet yet effective solution for speech clarity in noise.

Starkey Genesis AI

Introduced in February 2023, the Starkey Genesis AI marks a significant evolution in hearing aid technology. This flagship family of hearing aids is renowned for its industry-leading rechargeable battery life, offering up to 51 hours per charge for its standard Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) RT device​​. With a completely new design, Genesis AI delivers enhanced comfort and performance, ideal for anyone seeking a cutting-edge rechargeable hearing aid with fitness tracking and fall detection capabilities​​.

The Genesis AI series stands out with its powerful chip platform, employing artificial intelligence (AI) and deep neural networks (DNN) for superior sound quality and speech-in-noise processing. Starkey's advanced Neuro Processor facilitates up to 80 million automatic adjustments per hour, filling in speech gaps and ensuring sound naturalness and speech intelligibility with lower listening effort​​.

Designed for versatile connectivity, Genesis AI supports both iOS and Android audio streaming, along with hands-free calling for iOS users. Its extended wireless range is bolstered by a new antenna design, and the hearing aids can be controlled wirelessly using the My Starkey app

Silicon Valley Hearing in Los Gatos

Are you in the San Jose area and ready to experience the future of hearing technology firsthand? Contact Silicon Valley Hearing today to schedule a demonstration of these cutting-edge hearing aids. Our team of experts is eager to guide you through the features and benefits of each device, helping you find the perfect solution for your hearing needs. Don't miss this opportunity to see how these advanced hearing aids can enhance your daily life. Call or visit us to set up your appointment and take the first step towards a world of clearer, more vibrant sound. Your journey to better hearing starts here!

Marni Novick, Audiologist in Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Marni Novick

Founder & Audiologist

Marni Novick, AuD, is founder of Silicon Valley Hearing, Inc., which opened its doors in 2014, with the promise of delivering honest and affordable hearing health care, along with exceptional customer service to her valued patients.

About Dr. Novick