Listening involves both ears working together — although it’s a process
you don’t consciously have to think about. With healthy hearing, your ears automatically combine input and exchange information about the sounds. Binaural Coordination allows Sonic hearing instruments to provide a similar experience.
With Binaural Coordination*, Sonic products wirelessly share information between the
left and right devices. Instead of the listener having to adjust each device as the sound environment changes, Binaural Coordination assures both instruments work together. The experience is so natural, listeners might forget they’re wearing hearing devices in the first place.
Most hearing instruments give users the ability to adjust volume and/or change a listening program for different acoustic environments. Without Binaural Synchronization, you’d have to change these settings separately on each device. But with Sonic instruments that have Binaural Synchronization, a volume level or program change made on one device is simultaneously made on the other.
Non-Telephone Ear Control
Telephone conversations can be a challenge with other devices. The hearing instrument next to the telephone receiver must adjust to hear the incoming voice on the line. However, if the opposite instrument uses the same settings, that volume setting
can pick up distracting noises elsewhere in the room. Sonic’s Auto Telephone listening program works in tandem with Binaural Coordination. When engaged, the program automatically recognizes the non-telephone ear and reduces gain or mutes the input
on that side.
Environment Classification provides a hands-free, unified listening experience in challenging listening environments. Incoming sounds are categorized into one of five different environments - Speech in Noise, Speech in Quiet, Noise Only, Quiet Only or Wind. Next, the hearing aids use Binaural Coordination to synchronize the detected environment between the two hearing aids. Finally, the aids adjust features and amplification to provide the best configuration for that situation. The result is a full 360° binaural optimization of the auditory environment.
*Celebrate, Cheer, Journey, Bliss, Charm, and Flip products offer Binaural Coordination features; see product specifications for details.