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Bernafon hybrid hearing aid technology

Hybrid Technology™ - for best sound without compromise

In complex listening situations Bernafon Alpha does not compromise between speech understanding and listening comfort.

Users who rated Alpha's performance as good to excellent*

Recent interview results indicate how test users rated speech understanding, listening comfort, and sound quality of Bernafon Alpha in different listening situations. See how many users rated Alpha’s performance as good to excellent:

Walking in nature with a companion

100 %

83 %

91 %

Group dinner at noisy restaurant

100 %

77 %

100 %

Interaction with unknown person

100 %

100 %

100 %

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* 2021: Based on clinical trial data acquired at Bernafon AG, Bern Switzerland

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Speech understanding

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Listening comfort

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Sound quality

Hybrid Technology™ - because two are better than one

Bernafon's latest and most advanced hearing aid technology consists of four hybrid processing blocks. Each of them combines two smoothly interacting counterparts, to effectively perform in countless listening situations.

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Do you want to know how each one works?

Watch the following Hybrid Technology™ explanatory videos and see how each hybrid feature unifies two outstanding technologies into one better solution.

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Hybrid Noise Management™

Smart Directionality is active in 24 individual bands and interacts smoothly
with Smart Noise Reduction, optimised through machine learning.

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Hybrid Sound Processing™

Two parallel strategies process sound simultaneously
in the time and frequency domains.

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Hybrid Balancing™

Speech Balancer and Noise Balancer tune sound amplification
in the presence or absence of speech.

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Hybrid Feedback Canceller™

Two estimators eliminate feedback in static and dynamic conditions
with up to 126,000 measurements per second.

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In trials,* 100 % of test clients reported good to excellent sound quality and clear speech in noisy environments. 

*2020: Based on clinical trial data acquired at Bernafon AG, Bern Switzerland

User benefits

Hybrid Technology™ provides best sound without compromise.

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    Cleaner speech signal while preserving natural environmental sounds

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    Balanced speech audibility and listening comfort

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    Uncompromised speech intelligibility and sound quality

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    Effective feedback protection

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Bernafon Alpha is the first hearing aid with Hybrid Technology™

The premium hearing aid performs effectively to deliver best sound without compromise. It is easy-to-use, rechargeable, and comes with Bernafon's latest wireless sound streaming technology.

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Looking for supporting evidence?

Read our White Paper on Hybrid Sound Processing™ . For more Topics in Amplifications around Bernafon Alpha and Hybrid Technology™, visit our resource center.

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