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Bernafon is a Swiss company established in 1946 – with a UK base in Hamilton, Scotland.

They are a world leading manufacturer of digital hearing aids and have representation in over 70 countries.

Bernafon are owned by the ‘Demant’ holding group (who also own Oticon hearing). Read the Bernafon history here.

Bernfon Hearing Aids – The Current Portfolio

The current portfolio by Bernafon is spread over several platforms and is quite confusing.

Their latest premium product is called Bernafon ALPHA – and is rechargeable receiver-in-canal only at present.  Built on a new extremely powerful chipset offering iPhone and Android connectivity.

Other premium range hearing aid styles (ITE, RIC and BTE):

  • Bernafon Viron (battery RIC and BTE models) 
  • Bernafon Zerena (custom in-ear)
  • Bernafon Leox (power BTE’s)

All built on an older chipset platform but still very good hearing aids. 

The latest Bernafon hearing aids are:

Options >>> Receiver-in-canal Rechargeable Custom In-Ear / IIC Android / iPhone
Top Range ALPHA 9 (RE) / VIRON 9 (Battery) ALPHA 9 ZERENA 9 ALPHA 9
Upper Mid Range ALPHA 7 (RE) / VIRON 7 (Battery) ALPHA 7 ZERENA 7 ALPHA 9
Mid Range ALPHA 5 (RE) / VIRON 5 (Battery) ALPHA 5 ZERENA 5 ALPHA 9
Entry-Level 2 VIRON 3 (RE & Battery) VIRON 3 ZERENA 3
Entry Level 1 VIRON 1 (RE & Battery) VIRON 1 ZERENA 1


Styles Explained Here
Bernafon made for iphone

Made for iPhone & Android

Bernafon Alpha hearing aids can now stream direct audio from iPhones / iPads and the latest Android mobile devices.

Full audio streaming, advanced remote control functions, and more.

Read more here:


Bernfon ALPHA

Lithium-ion charging technology

Bernafon ALPHA was launched in 2021 and is Bernafon’s current premium product – built on a new ultra powerful chipset.

Available at 3 premium technology levels, in 10 colours, and suitable for all levels of hearing loss.

Bernafon ALPHA can stream calls from both iPhone and Android mobile phones – more info

Bernafon Alpha+



iPhone & Android hearing aids – also now available as a lithium-ion rechargeable model

The latest premium level technology is Bernafon ALPHA – but only available as rechargeable receiver-in-canal.

For battery versions the latest premium model is Bernafon VIRON – built on an older chipset to ALPHA.


ALPHA is available at 3 premium technology levels (9, 7 and 5) and 4 power levels suitable for all levels of hearing loss.

VIRON is available at 5 technology levels catering for lower specification and budget requirements.

Custom In-Ear Hearing Aids

Bernafon ZERENA

Available in all custom in-ear styles – 1/2 shell, ITC, CIC and IIC.

At 5 technology levels (9, 7, 5, 3 and 1) and suitable for most levels of hearing loss.

Invisible Hearing Aids

The latest invisible hearing aids by Bernafon are available in the Zerena range.

Suitable for mild to moderate losses.


Tinnitus suppressing hearing aids

Bernafon ALPHA hearing aids incorporate tinnitus suppressing technology

Bernafon Hearing Aid Accessories

Remote controls and wireless connectivity

Bernafon Hearing Aid Accessories

Smartphone Apps

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Bernafon Easy Control+

Take full control of Bernafon ALPHA hearing aids with the Bernafon ‘EasyControl-A’ app

Bernafon Alpha can stream phonecalls and audio direct from iPhones and the latest Android phones.

You can also take full control of your hearing aids using the new Bernafon EasyControl-A app – i.e. volume, programme changes and much more. See below.

For other brand phones and older Android phones you will need to use a SoundClip-A streaming accessory


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Bernafon Remote Care App – ‘EasyControl Connect’

Bernafon have now included remote programming assistance in their latest hearing aids via their phone app called Bernafon EasyControl Connect.

This allows us to connect to you and your hearing aids via live video call within the app and make changes to your hearing aids – this is primarily used in the initial fine-tuning set-up process so that you don’t have to keep driving back and forth for minor tweaks.

Being that hearing aids now include a vast array of technology this can allow us to tweak things a bit more for you to try in different environments and hone the hearing aids better to your needs.

You will need to download the Bernafon EasyControl Connect app and set up a user account.

Click here for guidance and compatibility

Further help with RemoteCare


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IFTTT – If this then that – the internet of things protocol

The way to connect your hearing to the internet – why?


  • Receive a text message when your hearing aid batteries are running low
  • Set a voice alert in your hearing aids when the front door bell rings
  • Automatically switch hearing aid programme when you arrive somewhere

Definitely one for the techies!!

More information


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Crystal Hearing can supply all Bernafon hearing aids via our clinic in Marlow. Surrounding areas include High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Reading, Slough, Henley, Beaconsfield and other areas in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We have UK wide affiliates who can also supply these hearing aids – please call 07957 465 084.

Free Trials Available

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