Bernafon is a Swiss-based manufacturer. Bernafon is part of the William Demant Group, including hearing aid manufacturer Oticon.
The Viron technology platform was released in 2019.
Bernafon Viron is available in 5 technology levels 1, 3, 5, 7 and 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 has also released the Leox, which runs on Viron technology. Leox is designed for users with severe to profound hearing loss and is available in two technology levels – 7 and 3. See Leox product pages for more information.
Bernafon Viron Charger
Bernafon Viron is available in the rechargeable receiver in the canal version RIC. The Bernafon charging unit is very stable, and insertion and removal are easy – ideal for users with eyesight or dexterity issues.
Bernafon Viron Technology
Using True Environment Processing™, Bernafon Viron can detect, analyse sound and then process the signal in real time.
The Dynamic Environment Control System (DECS) platform uses a combination of systems to ensure real-time device adjustments occur. Continuous Environment Detection analyses the sound environment. Dynamic Noise Management reduces background noise while maintaining the speech signal. Active Amplification Control continuously measures the speech-to-noise ratio and directs the information to Dynamic Speech Processing, ensuring the speech signal is amplified clearly above the background noise. Dynamic Feedback Canceller is Bernafon’s new feedback manager and provides the user gets no or minimal whistling from the hearing aid.
Bernafon Viron APP
The Bernafon EasyControl-A App allows users to control and adjust their Bernafon hearing aids. The App also enables users 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 the carer when they turn on their hearing aids. The app also has a useful Find My hearing aid tool, which works through the phone’s GPS.
Bernafon Viron has made-for-iPhone (MFi) technology built in, meaning you can take calls or stream music direct from an iPhone. For Android and other Bluetooth devices, a Bernafon SoundClip-A is required.
Bernafon Viron Models
Bernafon Viron is available in 6 models.
Bernafon Viron MiniRite – (RIC) This discrete device runs with a 312 battery. The device has a multi-function button that can be used for volume control, programme change and a mute. For volume, you need a pair of hearing aids; the right aid button will increase the volume the left hearing aid button will decrease. The hearing aid can be configured to treat mild to severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Viron MiniRite T – (RIC) Incorporating a telecoil and a larger multi-function button that, for programme change, mutes and also allows the user to increase and decrease volume from one hearing aid. It uses a 312 battery and can treat mild to severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Viron MiniRite R – (RIC) A rechargeable hearing aid using a lithium-ion battery. The Oticon charger uses contact-free induction to charge the hearing aids. The device includes a telecoil and multifunction button for volume, programme change and mute. It can be configurated for mild to severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Viron BTE 105 – This device uses a size 13 battery with a telecoil and a multifunction button for volume, programme change and mute for moderate to profound losses.
Bernafon Leox BTE SP – For severe to profound losses, this device uses a size 13 battery, has a telecoil and a multifunction button for volume, programme change and mute.
Bernafon Leox BTE UP – This device uses a size 675 battery for severe to profound losses and has a telecoil and a multifunction button for volume, programme change and mute.
Bernafon Viron Colour Options
Nine colour options are available with Bernafon Viron to reflect skin tones and hair colours; Midnight Blue, Base shell metallic anthracite and a 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 Viron Accessories
Several accessories are available with Bernafon Viron hearing aids:
Bernafon SoundClip-A – Will pair with most Bluetooth-enabled devices and allow direct streaming from mobile phones, tablets and PCs. With its built-in remote microphone, you can also listen to people from a distance.
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 program.
Sennheiser BTD800 Bluetooth dongle – Plugs into a USB port (PC) and will allow a wireless audio link to the Connect Clip.