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|
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
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.
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!!
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.
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