A New Hearing Aid Solution From Unitron
Unitron have recently introduced a new Mini BTE hearing aid solution that we like a lot. It is small and discreet but exceptionally functional. It has onboard user controls, is powered by a 312 battery and it has a telecoil. We find it interesting because it is exceptionally suitablle for people who might like a RIC solution, but can't have one. This new product allows them the option of a device that is similar.
The Stride M is the newest and probably one of the most discreet BTE members of the Stride hearing aid family. AS we said it is a traditional type BTE which means the sound is delivered via a tube connection to the ear. The Stride family is built on the latest chipset platform from Unitron, the North™. The new BTE is designed to provide quite powerful performance in a style that delivers comfort, discretion, and functionality.
Stride M 312 BTE
The Stride M behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing instrument delivers high output in a a really discreet option. The Stride M uses all of the North features, including SpeechZone 2, SoundNav and Sound Conductor, to provide a better hearing experience even in difficult sound environments. The Stride M has both user controls and a telecoil in a very small package.
It is a stylish and discreet BTE, in fact it could be easily confused with their rather attractive RICs (Receiver in Canals). This is Unitron’s smallest BTE offering, however, it still manages to provide the highest output of any 312 BTE on the market. It can be fitted using a traditional hook and tube or it can be fitted with thin tubes.
This versatility makes it suitable for people with a wide range of hearing losses, or who, for a variety of reasons, can’t wear a receiver-in-the-canal device. We think that this will make it a very popular option because it has all the benefits of a RIC device without any of the drawbacks.
Here is a quick run down of what the Stride M has to offer.
- Size 312 Battery means it lasts even longer
- Very discreet device
- User controls which deliver real versatility of control
- Can be fitted with thin tubes as well as traditional tubes and moulds.
- The onboard telecoil gives you access to public Loop systems
This new hearing aid allows many benefits over a RIC device, thin tubes are easier to clean than receivers. They are also cheaper to replace and there is nothing to break down in the ear canal. It appears that the Stride M offers the best of both worlds, many of the benefits of a RIC device without all the drawbacks.
We have a long standing relationship with Unitron at Audi-Lab, we have always been happy with the benefits their devices deliver to our customers. This new device just proves again that they are committed to delivering outstanding solutions for the people that need them.