Bernafon Zerena Hearing aids
Bernafon is a Swiss-based manufacturer. Bernafon is part of the William Demant Group, including hearing aid manufacturer Oticon.
If you are looking for a RIC or BTE, you would now look at the new Viron range. Zerena is still top of the content for in-the-ear hearing aids.
Bernafon Zerena Technology
Bernafon uses single channel processing, which enables the hearing aids to detect and analyse and processes the sound signal in real-time.
The Dynamic Environment Control System (DECS) platform uses a combination of systems to ensure amplification adjustments happen in real-time. 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.
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.
Bernafon Zerena 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 Zerena Models
Bernafon Zerena has five technology levels in the range Zerena 9, Zerena 7, Zerena 5, Zerena 3 and Zerena 1. Full features and a comparison can be found on our product
Bernafon Zerena 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 Zerena MiniRite T – (RIC) Incorporating a telecoil and a slightly 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 Zerena BTE 105 – For moderate to profound losses, this device uses a size 13 battery, has a telecoil and a multifunction button for volume, programme change and mute.
Bernafon Zerena 1 IIC – A custom-made non-wireless (no connectivity) IIC product that uses a size ten battery. The hearing aid will have one microphone and is, therefore, omnidirectional. The hearing aid can be fitted for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Zerena CIC – A custom-made non-wireless (no connectivity) CIC product that uses a size 10 battery. A programme change can be fitted to the device. The hearing aid will have one microphone and is, therefore, omnidirectional. The hearing aid can be fitted for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Zerena ITC is a custom-made wireless ITC product with a size 312 battery. A programme change button and volume control can be fitted to the device. With two microphones, the hearing aid has directionality and improved background noise performance. The hearing aid can be provided for mild to severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Zerena – ITE – A custom-made wireless ITE product using a size 312 or 13 battery. A programme change button and volume control can be fitted to the device. With two microphones, the hearing aid has directionality and improved background noise performance. The hearing aid can be provided for mild to severe hearing loss.
Bernafon Zerena Accessories
Several accessories are available with Bernafon Zerena 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.