Accessing the "Far World": A New Age of Connectivity for Hearing AidsBy Lindley, George, PhD, AuD ; Hearing Review,
Publication Date: June 2007
Article focuses on the Epoq, which is the first hearing instrument built on Oticon's RISE platform. The RISE platform was designed with connectivity as a core feature. Incorporating earStream processing, communication between devices occurs at broadband speed. The Epoq hearing instruments can then work together, as they function as one central processing unit. EarStream technology allows the hearing instruments to share information at higher speeds. Binaural signal processing algorithms that provide the user with more natural hearing can also be implemented. The connectivity associated with these new hearing instruments increases when they are coupled with the Epoq Streamer device. The streamer serves as a gateway between the hearing instruments and devices with Bluetooth capability or an external audio port. The Epoq hearing instrument has a wide frequency response, which results in excellent sound quality. The author contends that most importantly, the Epoq Streamer is intuitive and easy to operate, which makes it a viable option for most people who use hearing aids.
Assistive Products Discussed: EPOQ HEARING AID
Published by: Ascend Media LLC (Website:http://www.ascendmedia.com)
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