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Fitting Assistant – a useful tool for hearing care professionals
Try out the Fitting Assistant in Oasisnxt for fine-tuning with your next follow-up appointment. For experienced HCPs and those at the earlier stages of their career.
Audiological implications and hearing instrument adjustments for face masks
This post explains the audiological implications and clinical challenges created by face masks and gives four suggestions on how to compensate for face mask use.
The inspiration behind Bernafon Alpha hearing aids
Guest author Rachel Baitz from Bernafon Canada, tells us more about their Bernafon Alpha launch project with Speaking of Wildlife.
A practical guide for Smart Directionality in Bernafon Alpha
Check out this practical guide for Smart Directionality in Bernafon Alpha to know more about the different directionality options for different situations
How to involve the most significant other on the entire journey
Having support from a significant other is appreciated in various circumstances, including purchasing a hearing aid. This post explains how to involve them in the entire journey.
Tips to better involve the client from assessment to treatment
This blog post gives a few tips on how to better involve the client from assessment to treatment and why.
Systems engineering in hearing aid development
What does a Systems Engineer at Bernafon do? Learn from Jesko Lamm how he is perfecting the harmony between the newest technologies in hearing care at Bernafon.
Email Marketing as a successful digital channel: Tips for professionals
Email Marketing is still a very cost-effective digital channel for contact with customers. This blog post gives you good reasons to use it and some best practices.
From ideas to a new software release
Learn how we create new software features for Oasis
with our development process.
How advertising has evolved – but has it also changed?
Have you ever wondered when marketing was first used and how it has evolved over the years? Check out the highlights and the most important milestones in the evolution of marketing in this blog post.
Experience, expertise, and a passion for sound go into our feedback management features
For new hearing aid features, many competencies are needed. Learn how one of our engineers works to develop new features.
The advantages of Hybrid Sound Processing™
This post explains why hearing aids benefit from a hybrid algorithm like Hybrid Sound Processing™, the solution selected for Bernafon Alpha.
5 marketing tips for hearing practices to engage with baby boomers
Check out our five marketing tips for hearing practices to engage with baby boomers.
Turn your hearing aids into in-ear monitors for musicians
How can you turn hearing aids into in-ear monitors for musicians? Use a TV-A. Hear the potential of this solution with recordings under 3 different conditions.
Learn and meet in the virtual classroom
This post addresses everyone involved in virtual trainings/live webinars – vibrant, effective, and increasingly popular for achieving learning goals.
The convenience of fine-tuning online
With the introduction of Remote Fitting, hearing aid users can now take part in follow-up visits without leaving home.
Bernafon introduces Alpha, the first hearing aid to feature Hybrid Technology™
Did you ever think that a hearing aid could be hybrid? What would the benefits be? Find out in this post about the first hearing aid to feature Hybrid Technology™.
Thank you Dr. Brian Moore: A special edition of Canadian Audiologist
A great contributor to our knowledge about auditory perception is Professor Brian C.J. Moore. I was honored to be asked to contribute with an article about Moore’s influence on hearing aid development.
Practical tips to optimize hearing aid fittings with musicians
We have shown in our clinical trial that musicians prefer playing music with an optimized music program. Read our reflections and fitting tips.
Bernafon Leox - 50 experts globally shared their experiences
Leox Super Power and Ultra Power BTEs – read how they were perceived by the markets and get to know the Ida Institute in Denmark and their support Tools for person-centered care.
Fitting musicians – results from our clinical study
How can we optimize hearing aid fittings with musicians? Our clinical study gives answers.
How to optimize your website
Read about how we have optimized our website and get some tips to help you with your own website optimization project.
Getting the most out of music with hearing aids
Music is ubiquitous in our live. In this case Music should always be part of the hearing aid fitting process.
The relevance of speech mapping
First fitting appointments can be simplified with Verfit®LINK. Read about how to use the new speech mapping option in REMfit™.
Best practices with the EasyControl-A app
Smartphone apps are nowadays considered part of the hearing care package. This blog post discusses the challenges of creating such an app and gives best practices for how to use it.
Flexible volume control adjustments in Leox
How can you further help your client with a severe to profound hearing loss? Try customizing the volume control.
The Leox pediatric movie - An entertaining way to teach children how to use hearing aids
Proper usage and handling of hearing aids is very important. To help children and their families, we created an entertaining instructional movie.
How would you fit a power hearing aid to a child?
Today, we have great fitting solutions and fantastic hearing instruments for children – let`s make sure that they fit.
How opportunities for video content production have changed massively
Opportunities for video content production and promotion have changed massively. Today, it’s more affordable and accessible than ever.
Search engine optimization – some basics for an SEO strategy of your own
Here are some basics for assessing your website’s current standing within the market and improving your search engine rankings.
3 Steps for transitioning power users to a new hearing aid
Here is a proposal for how to start a follow-up fitting for clients with severe-to-profound hearing loss who have worn an older hearing aid for many years.
The BTE Super Power face-off
How does the new Leox BTE SP perform when matched against its predecessor, Supremia? Find out which hearing aid test subjects chose and why.
Severe-to-profound hearing loss – A category of its own
Fitting hearing aids to people with severe-to-profound hearing loss can be challenging but most rewarding. Audiological & practical needs of this user group are discussed.
Why developing power instruments makes me proud
Why has developing the latest Super Power | Ultra Power hearing instruments made one Product Manager especially proud?
Tips for creating the puppy-effect on social media
Learn how to catch you audience’s attention, increase your presence, and create your own puppy-effect on social media.
“Life is an adventure”: Your own customized video to get more clients
Grow your practice with more visibility and create sales leads with the help of our “Life is an adventure” customizable video.
How to visualize the effect of Frequency Composition™ on a speech signal
See the effects of Frequency Composition™ on a speech signal and how it can restore audibility of high-pitched sounds for people with high-frequency hearing loss.
Do you have any idea of how a hearing aid family is developed and ultimately released into the market?
Read all about how a hearing aid family is developed and ultimately released into the market, as written by a former Development Audiologist.
Is it time for your customers to forget about changing batteries?
The Viron miniRITE T R is a brand-new rechargeable solution with a lithium-ion battery that is 100% charged in 3 hours. Read more about it here.
When a new algorithm requires a specific test: the story behind our live feedback test
This post explains how we developed a test to evaluate our new Dynamic Feedback Canceller™ in dynamic situations - situations reflecting everyday life.
Benefits of True Environment Processing™
Bernafon introduces Viron, the first True Environment Processing™ hearing instrument in the industry and presents the benefits.
How to measure the effect of Dynamic Amplification Control™ with output SNRs
This post can be used as a basic introduction for how to measure the effect of different algorithms like DAC™. Extend it to your own test cases.
Hearing aid music-listening programs and sound quality: A recent research project at the University of Tennessee
Several interesting results from a study including this one: compression systems like ChannelFree
may enhance the perception of music for some instruments.
Say What? Hearing aids and hearing loss discussed within a professional audio publication
See how hearing loss and hearing aids are discussed in the pro audio world and be inspired to promote the issues within new circles.
Tinnitus (mis)information: 5 suggestions for guiding your clients to good information
This post gives you 5 suggestions for guiding clients through the vast amount of (mis)information about tinnitus on the Internet.
Selecting the right speech material for speech-in-noise tests
Read about our clinical trial results presented at the 2019 SpiN Workshop and link to our poster on speech material for speech-in-noise tests.
Debunking myths about person-centered care
A guest author from the Ida Institute addresses some of the common myths of person-centered care with evidence-based myth busters.
Branding my practice – is this important for me?
Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, large or small, retail or B2B. Here is a model you can use to build your brand equity.
6 new things to know about our fitting software
2018.2 offers you new features and updates to existing features. Here we highlight 6 new items – are you aware of them all?
Creating memorable customer experiences
Our colleague from Bernafon Germany writes about what it takes to create memorable customer experiences at the biggest trade show in our industry.
Digital Design Days 2018 inspires new digital projects
In this report from Digital Design Days 2018, learn more about digital marketing trends including virtual & augmented reality, 360° photos, and more.
Be inspired by the Ida Institute and their tools for person-centered care
Guest author Lise Lotte Bundesen, Managing Director of the Ida Institute, tells us more about the Ida Institute and their tools for person-centered care.
Custom instruments and some thoughts around open vs closed fittings
I was taught to fit hearing aids “as open as possible”. But today there are good reasons for both open and closed fittings. Here are my thoughts.
State-of-the-art facilities at Bernafon HQ
What’s double-walled, with an insulated subfloor and ceiling, and weighs close to 17 tons? Read on for the answer and details of state-of-the-art facilities at HQ.
ITEs – New ways to delight your clients
What is so exciting about ITEs when many choose open-fit BTEs and are satisfied with them? Good question! Read on for a fresh look at new Zerena ITEs.
Best practices: special consultants to counsel clients
What can we do in our hearing care practices to best teach users about wireless accessories? Here’s an idea, an example of best practice.
5 reasons why you should use the new Bernafon Product Tool
Learn more about the new Bernafon Product Tool and how it can be useful in your practice.
HEAL 2018: merging contemporary research findings with cutting-edge clinical practice
We share our research into speech intelligibility in noise with Bernafon Zerena and Juna hearing aids at the HEAL Conference.
Improving outcomes for tinnitus patients through sharing tinnitus knowledge and research
What’s the latest in tinnitus research? We report on our experience at the TINNET Conference and some of our learnings.
Hearing aids and music: a new book chapter
Neil Hockley and Dr Marshall Chasin have collaborated on a book chapter all about hearing aids and music in a new handbook of musicology.
Keeping your fitting system updated
Why does our system require regular updates and what update services are available? Keep your system in shape by following these recommendations.
The multi-talker effect: news from our research
Why did we develop multi-talker test material for the evaluation of our products and what were the results? Read our latest post to find out.
Usability and meaningful design with Zerena
Why does the size, shape, and location of a button matter? How did we learn to incorporate style with usability in development? Find the answers here.
Counseling and audiology
It is good to remind ourselves about how important our counseling skills are and how rewarding it can be when we put them into practice.
Don’t forget about the basics. Do REM.
Get the most out of modern hearing aids by getting the basics right. Read about REM and why you should include it as part of the fitting process.
3 Good Reasons to Update Your Firmware
What is firmware and why should you update it? Do you know how to use the Firmware Updater and where to find more info? Find the answers here.
Why everyone needs a SoundClip-A
In getting to grips with Bluetooth
technology, it becomes apparent how everyone can benefit from using a SoundClip-A with Zerena.
Dynamic Amplification Control presented at the SpiN Workshop in Glasgow
DAC presented at the SPiN Workshop. Here we share our poster presentation and experiences at the workshop.
Oasis NXT Installation: A Good Practice Checklist
Is downloading the newest version of Oasis
on your to-do list? Use this checklist to ensure the installation runs smoothly.
Insights from our Bernafon partner in Dubai
Dr. Esam Khalil, from the Bernafon Audiology Center in Dubai, was interviewed recently; here are 7 questions and answers from our partner in the UAE.
Can I make the adaptation process easier for my client?
Can I make the adaptation process easier for my client? Yes, with Bernafon’s newest software features.
DECS™: Testing the Idea
What is DECS™ and how do we know it works? A story from the heart of development.
Welcome to the Bernafon Blog
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the new Bernafon Blog. Read on for insider knowledge, opinions, and advice from experts in their field.
The evolution of an idea
Where do ideas come from in hearing aid development? We look at the evolution of a key original idea and explain how our persistence in development has paid off.
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