Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids
The Bernafon Alpha hearing aid range were released in January 2021 and supersedes the Bernafon Viron. Previous Bernafon products include the Juna and Zerena range. In 2022 Custom in the ear models hearing aids were added to the product range.
Bernafon is a Swiss based manufacturer and part of the William Demant Group which includes hearing aid manufacturer Oticon.
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids Overview
Hybrid Technology – two parallel sound processing strategies working together.
2022 new BTE, IIC, CIC and ITE models released.
Virtual Outer Ear – three realistic models of the ear pinna (outer ear) to provide better spatial balance.
Direct Streaming from Apple and Android (requires Android version 10 or above).
New Processor – 64 channel processing, twice as much memory, speed and machine learning.
Bernafon Alpha is available in 5 technology levels – 1, 3, 5, 7 and the top of the range 9.
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid Models
Bernafon Alpha is available in a number of models:
Bernafon Alpha MiniRITE T R Hearing Aids – Telecoil and Rechargeable – double push button for volume and/or programme change
Bernafon Alpha MiniRITE T Hearing Aids – Telecoil uses a 312 battery – double push button for volume and/or programme change
Bernafon Alpha MiniBTE T R Hearing Aids – Telecoil and Rechargeable – double push button for volume and/or programme change
Bernafon Alpha MiniBTE T Hearing Aids – Telecoil uses a 312 battery – double push button for volume and/or programme change
Bernafon Alpha IIC Hearing Aids – uses size 10 battery – no optional push button
Bernafon Alpha CIC Hearing Aids – uses size 10 battery – optional push button
Bernafon Alpha ITC Hearing Aids – uses size 312 battery – optional push button
Bernafon Alpha ITE Hearing Aids – half shell – uses size 312 battery – optional push button
Bernafon Alpha ITE Hearing Aids – full shell – uses size 10 battery – optional push button
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids Prices
Sound Hearing believes in transparency and therefore publishes all the prices of our hearing aids. To locate a price first click on the picture to choose the hearing aid model. If you hover over the picture a text description will appear. Next choose the technology level you are interested in. Below technology choose single or pair of hearing aids and then Standard Service or Service LITE. A price will then appear above and below. If you click clear, all tabs will be reset so a new search can be performed.
Sound Hearing offer Standard Service and Service LITE – detailed information click here
Standard Service – includes a home visit hearing test, a home visit fitting and home visit aftercare for life. This suits new users and the elderly who may have trouble cleaning and maintaining their hearing aids and need regular support.
Service LITE – Includes a home visit hearing test and a home visit fitting. Aftercare is then chargeable. This maybe suited to people who are experienced hearing aid users and are able to maintain their own hearing aids. It may also be suited to customers who spend time overseas.
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids brochure video
Bernafon Alpha is available in 5 technology levels Alpha 1, Alpha 3, Alpha 5, Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 – the top of the range model. All models have Bluetooth and work with the Bernafon App. They will all work and sound very similar in a quiet environment. The difference between the models is their performance in noisy environments. Full features and a comparison can be found on our product pages.
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aid Rechargeable Options
The Bernafon Alpha Charger is stable and insertion and removal of the hearing aids is very easy – ideal for users with eyesight or dexterity issues.
3 Hours Fully Charged
1 Hour 50% Charged
30 minutes 25% Charged
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids Technology
Using Bernafon’s fastest chip and channel free processing, the Bernafon Alpha is able to detect, analyse sound and then process the signal in real time. Its Hybrid Technology‚ augments both speech understanding and listening comfort.
The Hybrid Technology‚ in Bernafon Alpha consists of four hybrid processing blocks. Each of them combines two smoothly interacting counterparts, to effectively perform in any listening situation.
Hybrid Noise Management: 2 systems working in tandem.
Smart Directionality, continuously and independently adjusts its directional patterns to identify speech when noise is present.
Smart Noise Reduction – when smart directionality is unable to sufficiently improve the audibility of speech in noise, smart noise reduction activates and actively reduces the back ground noise.
Hybrid Balancing: The aim of the hybrid balancer is to allow for sound amplification that is personalised to the user’s preferences. It has two systems that can run independently or together:
Speech Balancer, boosts the speech signals in the presence of noise. The amount of boost applied can be adjusted to the personal preferences of the user.
Noise Balancer, works to deliver higher listening comfort in noisy situations and is customisable to the user’s sensitivity to noise.
Hybrid Sound Processing uses 2 systems that aim to ensure there is no compromise in sound quality and speech audibility:
Time Domain Processing – works to give the correct amount of gain to fast speech signals.
Frequency Domain Processing – works for slower sounds such as noise and can recognise and isolate the specific frequency of the noise.
Hybrid Feedback Canceller – Proactive sound manager consisting of static and dynamic feedback systems. These systems work together and monitor the sound signal up to 126,000 times per second and actively remove any chance of feedback (whistling) before it has a chance to become audible.
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids APP
The Bernafon EasyControl-A App allows the user to control and adjust their Bernafon hearing aids. The App also allows the user to connect their hearing aids to other devices using the (IFTTT) protocol. For example, a user could get a notification in their hearing aids when the doorbell rings or a text message could be sent to a carer when the user turns on their hearing aids. The app also has a useful find my hearing aid tool which works through the phones GPS system.
Bernafon Alpha has made for iPhone (MFi) and also the latest Android phones (Android 10 and above), meaning you can take calls or stream music direct from your mobile.
Bernafon Alpha works as high quality stereo headphones operating a stable connection with minimal power consumption.
For older Android and other Bluetooth devices, a Bernafon SoundClip-A is required.
Bernafon Alpha Hearing Aids Colours
Bernafon Alpha is available in the new Midnight Blue colour.
9 other colour options are available with Bernafon Alpha to reflect skin tones and hair colours; Midnight Blue, Base shell metallic anthracite and choice of antique bronze, metallic anthracite, metallic silver and sand beige. Base shell metallic silver and choice of jet black, cocoa brown, metallic anthracite, metallic silver and sand beige.
Bernafon Alpha Accessories
A number of accessories are available with Bernafon Alpha hearing aids:
Bernafon SoundClip-A – will pair with most Bluetooth enabled devices and allows for direct streaming from mobile phones, tablets and PCs. You can also listen to people from a distance with its built-in remote microphone.
Bernafon TV-A – Plugs into your TV and will stream stereo sound direct to your hearing aids.
Bernafon RC-A -Simple pocket-sized remote control which allows the user to change hearing aid volume or programme.
Sennheiser BTD800 Bluetooth dongle – Plugs into a USB port (PC) and will allow a wireless audio link to the Connect Clip.