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5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

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Bernafon Alpha 7 Hearing Aids

Bernafon was the second hearing aid manufacturer to launch in January 2021 - offering a hearing aid inspired by the sophisticated hearing of animals.  At launch, the Bernafon Alpha 7 digital hearing aids were the first to incorporate Hybrid technology. 

Giving you a premium hearing experience in a whole range of listening environments - even challenging ones.

 

Bernafon Alpha 7 Hearing Aids - Comparing the Alpha 7 hearing aids and the Alpha 9

The Bernafon Alpha 7 hearing aids are the second from the top in performance level, this means that you miss out on a few Hybrid Technology options that you would naturally get with the Alpha 9.  For instance, you would receive fewer options in the Speech and Noise features of the Hybrid Balancing technology.  That being said, Bernafon Alpha 7 hearing aids provide a great level of performance.

View the highest specification, the Alpha 9, here

 

Bernafon Alpha 7 Hearing Aids - At a glance

  • Focus on improved speech and listening comfort.
  • Seamless Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio and calls - especially hands-free calls.
  • Convenient rechargeable style with the miniRITE.
  • Sounds are more natural - even the loud ones.
  • Control your hearing aids and unique preferences to reflect your environment.

 

Bernafon Alpha 7 Hearing Aids - The modern miniRITE rechargeable

The Bernafon Alpha 7 hearing aids provide modern style, discretion and comfort throughout your day.  It promotes confidence and convenience, as well as a premium hearing solution. You will gain from a full days power for streaming and calls with the advanced lithium-ion batteries, super quick plug & play charging system and 2.4 GHz Bluetooth technology.  So, you can simply charge and go with reliable power.

 

Bernafon Alpha 7 Hearing Aids - Bluetooth Connectivity

Bernafon Alpha 7 hearing aids allow you to stream directly from your iPhone or iOS devices and all modern Android technology. By using Bernafon's apps and accessories you can widen your hearing experience even further with this Made for iPhone hearing aid.

 

Want to know more about the Bernafon Alpha 7 hearing aids?

  • Read more about the Bernafon Alpha 7 hearing aids, specifics and other performance levels in this family on our range page here
  • Read the launch article here
  • Read more about this model in our range page excerpt below
  • Alternatively, you can call us free on 0800 567 7621 to speak with one of our audiologists.

 

Don't forget to...Watch the Bernafon Alpha launch video, our Alpha unboxing video and view all Alpha hearing aid prices below.

 

 

**Please note, there will be an additional surcharge of £125 if we are pairing a single hearing aid with an existing aid bought from another company where we are taking over the aftercare responsibilities and looking after both hearing aids**

Written by Paul Harrison, Audiology Expert

Managing Director & founder of Hearing Aid UK, with over 20 years of audiology experience and a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Council (BSHAA) between 2015-2020.

£1795
per aid
£3195
per pair
£1795
per aid
£3195
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1795
per aid
£3195
per pair

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range
£1395
per aid
£2695
per pair
£1395
per aid
£2695
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1395
per aid
£2695
per pair

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

Watch our Bernafon Alpha hearing aid unboxing video below

Watch the Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid Video Below

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|  Below is an excerpt from our Bernafon Alpha range page  |

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid Range

On the 27th January 2021, Bernafon launched its Alpha hearing aid range.  Being inspired by animal's exceptional hearing led to this revolutionary hearing aid and introduced the first digital hearing aid with Hybrid Technology to the industry.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - Introduces Hybrid Technology to the Industry
Like a hybrid car, Bernafon Hybrid Technology combines the best of two processing approaches throughout the entire signal path. Working independently or in tandem, Hybrid Technology strikes the right balance for optimised performance in countless listening situations. 

So, what does this advance technology comprise of? Bernafon’s famous signal processing is transformed into new dimensions for the Alpha hearing aids. Bernafon's noise management and feedback cancellation also work as true Hybrid systems.

 

Hybrid Balancing
-  Personalised and balanced speech audibility and listening comfort.
-  Independent attenuation customisation for speech in noise and solely noise situations.

 

Hybrid Feedback Canceller
-  Combines phase cancellation and spectral-temporal modulation to get rid of feedback within milliseconds.
-  Increased fitting range and a more beneficial target match due to higher feedback threshold.

 

Hybrid Noise Management
-  Smart Directionality and Smart Noise Reduction to reduce noise in 24 bands.
-  Optimised Smart Noise Reduction algorithm.

 

Hybrid Sound Processing
-  Parallel sound processing in the time and frequency domains.
-  Phonemic broadband compression in real-time is combined with high precision compression in 24 frequency bands.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - The Rechargeable Style
The Bernafon Alpha miniRITE T R is an easy-to-use, rechargeable hearing instrument with a li-ion battery to provide power for a full day of use, including direct audio streaming. It is a receiver-in-the-ear (ITE) hearing instrument designed for users with a mild to profound hearing loss.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - Bluetooth Connectivity
Bernafon Alpha is a Made for iPhone hearing aid, which includes 2.4 GHz Bluetooth low energy and NFMI technology, a telecoil and double push-button for volume and program changes  It also provides quick charging capabilities with its plug & play charging station - giving you a full day of power to stream sound and hands-free calls.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - Mobile Phone Compatibility
Bernafon Alpha hearing aids are compatible with devices running iOS 13 or later. Direct audio streaming for Android devices requires Android 10 or later, Bluetooth 5.0 and implementation of Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on the Android device.

 

What are the main benefits of Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids?
-  You can perceive sounds more naturally - even the louder sounds.
-  You can focus on speech understanding in tricky hearing situations with less listening effort.
-  You can gain from comfortable listening and wearing in a range of noisy and challenging environments.
-  You can easily control your hearing aids to suit the environment you are in, your needs and unique preferences.
-  You can connect your Alpha hearing aids to your favourite Bluetooth devices with ease to stream sound and calls, especially hands-free phone conversations.

 

What Can Bernafon Alpa Hearing Aids Offer Wearers?
-  A greater focus in both improved speech and listening comfort - Bernafon Alpha hearing aids provide this without compromise.
-  More focus on Bluetooth connectivity, as Alpha hearing aids stream sound from various audio devices seamlessly.
-  Alpha hearing aids allow you to focus on everything but the devices themselves. With the rechargeable miniRITE hearing aid you get a full day of power that ensures confidence, peace of mind and convenience every day.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid Compatible Apps

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid's EasyControl-A app & EasyControl Connect:  This is Bernfon's must-have app that gives you full control over the volume, program and battery level of your hearing aids.  You can:

 

-  'Find my hearing aid' function
-  Connect to various IoT based devices with the IFTTT service.
-  Stream the microphone signal from your mobile to your hearing aids.
-  Fine-tune the sound you hear when watching TV.
-  Stream audio with the streaming equaliser.
-  You can schedule online appointments and remote fitting sessions with your local audiologist with the EasyControl Connect app.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid Accessories & Compatability
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - SoundClip-A gives you:
-  The practicality of hands-free calls.
-  Improved interpersonal conversation over a distance in a noisy environment, when worn around the neck or attached to your top.
-  The convenience of changing volume and answering calls.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - TV-A (TV adapter) lets you:
-  Stream sound from your TV directly to your hearing aids.
-  Pair with unlimited Bernafon hearing aids in your household.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - RC-A (remote control) use this for:
-  Controlling a direct and smooth hearing device operation.
-  Reliable low-power consumption.

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - Accessible to all
Bernafon Alpha hearing aids are accessible to all wearers - depending on your individual hearing loss needs, lifestyle and budget, you can choose from three different performances and technical specifications. 

The Alpha miniRITE T R is available with the miniFit speaker system (with four power levels) and a variety of domes and custom moulds. 

 

Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids - Colourways
These hearing aids are available in the following colours: Metallic silver, sand beige, antique bronze, metallic anthracite, jet black, cocoa brown and midnight blue.

Meet David

Meet David Roberts, Audiology Expert

David graduated as an audiologist in 2003. He worked for many years dispensing hearing aids for the high street chains and later as an independent audiologist before joining the management team at Hearing Aid UK.

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Is this the best model for me?

If you are looking at this page then it is likely that an audiologist has suggested that you purchase this particular hearing aid, so is this the best model for you?

In general, any audiologist will always be recommending to you the model that best suits your needs. Here is a useful check list to make sure that is the case.

  • Audiologist level of knowledge. The audiologist you have seen will hopefully have a wide knowledge of all available hearing aids, however some will only be familiar with a small number of brands and therefore may not really be in a position to know which model is the best for you. It is OK to challenge their recommendation and ask them to justify why this particular brand is the one for you.
  • Do research. Read about the hearing aid that was recommended. Does it seem like it will suit your lifestyle? Does it have more or less features than you need? 
  • Be aware of sales targets. Many high street retailers have specific tie-ins to a particular manufacturer/brand. The hearing aid they have suggested may still be the correct one for you, but do your research so that you know why they might have recommended it.

If in doubt, feel free to give us a call. That's what we're here for.

Do I need one hearing aid or two?

If you have a significant hearing loss in both ears, you should be wearing two hearing aids. Here are the audiological reasons why:

Localisation. The brain decodes information from both ears and compares and contrasts them. By analysing the miniscule time delays as well as the difference in loudness of each sound reaching the ears, the person is able to accurately locate a sound source. Simply put, if you have better hearing on one side than the other, you can't accurately tell what direction sounds are coming from.

Less amplification required. A phenomena known as “binaural summation” means that the hearing aids can be set at a lower and more natural volume setting than than if you wore only one hearing aid.

Head shadow effect. High frequencies, the part of your hearing that gives clarity and meaning to speech sounds, cannot bend around your head. Only low frequencies can. Therefore if someone is talking on your unaided side you are likely to hear that they are speaking, but be unable to tell what they have said.

Noise reduction. The brain has it’s own built in noise reduction which is only really effective when it is receiving information from both ears. If only one ear is aided, even with the best hearing aid in the world, it will be difficult for you to hear in background noise as your brain is trying to retain all of the sounds (including background noise) rather than filtering it out.

Sound quality. We are designed to hear in stereo. Only hearing from one side sounds a lot less natural to us.

What are the benefits of rechargeable hearing aids?

For most people, the main benefit of a rechargeable hearing aid is simple convenience. We are used to plugging in our phones and other devices overnight for them to charge up. 

For anybody with poor dexterity or issues with their fingers, having a rechargeable aid makes a huge difference as normal hearing aid batteries are quite small and some people find them fiddly to change.

One downside is that if you forget to charge your hearing aid, then it is a problem that can't be instantly fixed. For most a 30 minute charge will get you at least two or three hours of hearing, but if you are the type of person who is likely to forget to plug them in regularly then you're probably better off with standard batteries.

Rechargeable aids are also a little bit bigger and are only available in behind the ear models.

Finally, just like with a mobile phone, the amount of charge you get on day one is not going to be the same as you get a few years down the line. Be sure to ask what the policy is with the manufacturer warranty when it comes to replacing the battery.

 

Are behind the ear aids better than in the ear aids?

For most people, the answer is yes. But it's never that simple.

The majority of hearing problems affect the high frequencies a lot more than the low ones. Therefore open fitting hearing aids sound a lot more natural and ones that block your ears up can make your own voice sound like you are talking with your head in a bucket. Therefore in-ear aids tend to be less natural.

However the true answer is we can't tell until we have had a look in your ears to assess the size of your ear canal, and until we have tested your hearing to see which frequencies are being affected.

People with wider ear canals tend to have more flexibility, also there are open fitting modular CIC hearing aids now that do not block your ears.

There is also the age old rule to consider, that a hearing aid will not help you if it's sat in the drawer gathering dust. If the only hearing aid you would be happy wearing is one that people can't see, then that's what you should get.

Most people can adapt to any type of hearing aid, as long as they know what to expect. Have an honest conversation with your audiologist as to what your needs are.

What are channels, and how many do I need?

Generally speaking, six or more. Unless it's none at all.

The number of channels a hearing aid has is often a simplistic way an audiologist will use to explain why one hearing aid is better than another, but channels are complex and it is really not that straightforward.

Hearing aids amplify sounds of different frequencies by different amounts. Most people have lost more high frequencies than low and therefore need more amplification in the high frequencies. The range of sounds you hear are split into frequency bands or channels and the hearing aids are set to provide the right amount of hearing at each frequency level.

Less than six channels and this cannot be done with much accuracy, so six is the magic number. However, a six channel aid is typically very basic with few other features and is suitable only for hearing a single speaker in a quiet room. The number of channels is not what you should be looking at, it's more the rest of the technology that comes with them.

As a final note, different manufacturers have different approaches. One method is not necessarily better than any other. For example some manufacturers have as many as 64 channels in their top aids. Most tend to have between 17 and 20. One manufacturer has no channels at all.

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