Information about Alpha 9 by InnerScope Hearing
ALPHA 9 Hearing Aid - SUPER PREMIUM TECHNOLOGY
The ALPHA 9's DFS System suppresses feedback while still allowing sufficient gain without compromising sound quality. Additionally, the ACOUS-TAP button allows for added user versality and comfort. With a simple touch of a button, the user can toggle between multiple enviornmental settings.
Connect to your smartphone with ease! ALPHA hearing aids can connect to InnerScope’s Smart Control app (available on iOS & Android), allowing the user to control volume and programs to fit each environment.
To Sound Natural, Mimic Nature
The system works by applying different amounts of amplification based on the loudness of the sound coming into the hearing aid. For soft background sounds that could be annoying, very little if any amplification is applied. At sound levels where speech is typically present, maximum amplification is applied. For sounds that are very loud, amplification is reduced to prevent these sounds from becoming uncomfortable.
To Improve Performance, Reduce Unwanted Background NoiseThe Alpha 9 also incorporates noise reduction systems to make listening more pleasant. After all, you dont want everything around you to be louder just the sounds and speech that are most important.
The noise reduction solutions in the Alpha Series called the Instantaneous Noise Blocking System, which are specifically designed to improve speech understanding in noise. These systems constantly monitor sounds to separate steady-state background noise from modulated speech. If the system detects that there is more noise than speech, Instantaneous Noise Blocking System engages.
To Improve Understanding in Noise, Direct the Sound
The Alpha 9 offers several directional technologies to improve hearing in noisy situations. For example, the HIGHLY Advanced Directional system creates a focus area in front of the listener like a listening beam. Sounds within the beam are amplified more; the Alpha Series varies how much sounds are reduced when they move outside of the beam. Some Alpha Series products have automatic and adaptive directional options that provide hands-free operation in a wide variety of listening environments.
Automatic Options With Real-Time Data Analysis SystemThe Alpha 9 is ready for most listening situations thanks to its Universal listening environment. This feature automatically adjusts the settings of your instrument based on the sounds around you. It instantaneously analyzes factors like ambient noise, the location of noise, and the overall signal-to-speech ratio. You wont notice its making adjustments, but youll certainly appreciate the hands-free improvements it brings.
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State-of-the-Art 100% Digital Technology – Automatic Adjustments to Changing EnvironmentsAs you know, computers are behind many recent advances in medical science. In the field of hearing care, the immense power of the computer is being used every step of the way. InnerScope Hearing Technologies on our nohasslehearing.com website offers you today’s innovative 100% digital hearing aids that work like mini-computers. They give you not only an accurate fitting but better sound quality, as well. In addition, 100% digital hearing aids can significantly reduce — or even eliminate — that annoying whistling. Here are some of the many features available with today’s state-of-the-art hearing instruments
- Automatic sound processing — Incoming sounds are constantly analyzed to amplify soft sounds while reducing unwanted background noise, for greater comfort.
- Directional speech detector (DSD) — Monitors sound levels in noisy environments and automatically adjusts reception so you hear speech as clearly as possible.
- Feedback cancellation — Can actually cancel out whistling and other annoying signals before they occur, so feedback (or “whistling”) virtually disappears.
- Multiple situations — Innovative hearing aid technologies can now let you listen differently depending on the situation, such as listening to music, watching television or enjoying a family party
- Open-fit hearing aids — These hearing aids are extremely small and discreet and provide outstanding sound quality and performance without “plugging up” your ear. Open-fit hearing aids can virtually eliminate feedback and the annoying “barrel effect” while greatly improving hearing in noisy situations.
Receiver-in-the-Canal Technology - Creating a Natural Hearing Experience
- Receiver-in-canal hearing aids (RICs) have two major parts: A case behind the ear holds the hearing aid’s amplifier and microphone, while a small ear piece that contains the speaker (known as the ‘receiver’) sits inside the ear canal. A small tube connects the receiver to the case. Receiver-in-canal hearing aids can be very well suited to people with a wide range of hearing loss.
- For individuals with mild to Severe hearing loss, RIC hearing aids allow the customer to have an “Open Fit” device in the ear canal so that low-frequency sounds can enter the ear naturally, while other frequencies can be amplified through the hearing aid. Customers with RIC devices often report a more natural sound and a BETTER overall experience, making them a good option for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
- Receiver-in-canal hearing aids (RICs): are also considerable SMALLER then Traditional Hearing Aids that are placed behind the ears.
Easy-to-USE & Maintain
- InnerScope hearing aids are made to do the work for you. Automatic features like speech enhancers and feedback cancellation work to help you concentrate on the sounds you need to hear. So whether it’s dinner at a noisy restaurant or a leisurely walk in a park, your hearing aids will determine what’s best for you to hear.
- Taking care of your hearing aids only takes a couple minutes each day. That’s because InnerScope hearing aids are designed to be easy to handle and maintain. Special power saving features also allow for longer battery life and more time between changes.
TEAM of Experts available for your CALL
- InnerScope Hearing Technology employees a TEAM of Experts including the Founders of the company that has a combined hearing industry experience of over a 100 years. We have a team of customers service representatives and hearing instrument specialists, that will be ready to handle any concerns or help you might need. InnerScope Feels this is more a Journey to Better Hearing, then just a transaction.
Exceptional ComfortWhen most people read the word “comfort” they initially think of how something will feel. As you can see InnerScope feels it’s just one small aspect of it, in fact, most of our customers forget they are even wearing hearing aids. Comfort can also mean how good the sound quality is as well as how inconspicuous the hearing aid is when you’re in a large group. Bring back the confidence and quality of life you once had by taking the steps today to see how a hearing aid can positively impact you.
Exceptional Quality & High Customer Service at AFFORDABLE PRICES = UNMATCHED VALUETo Answer your FINAL Question: Why Choose InnerScope Hearing Technologies FDA Registered Hearing Aids Compared to Other Hearing Devices on the Market?The difference isn’t just about the incredible quality, or the Fantastic Customer Service from our TEAM of Experts but it’s also about the price. InnerScope can deliver all these benefits at a fraction of the cost of other high-end devices on the market today, InnerScope delivers an equal, if not better, Journey to Better Hearing then the Traditional Brick and Mortar Audiological Practice.
Facts About Hearing Loss
- Nearly 25% of those aged 65-74 and half of those older than 75 have disabling hearing loss.
- Among adults ages 70 and older with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, fewer than one in three (30%) has ever used them. Even fewer (~16%) adults ages 20-69 who could benefit from wearing hearing aids have ever used them.
Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs as a result of our body’s aging process. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. There are many causes of age-related hearing loss. Most commonly, it arises from changes in the inner ear as we age, but it can also result from changes in the middle ear, from complex changes along the nerve pathways from the ear to the brain, or from the cumulative effects of long-term noise exposure. Hearing loss can also be caused by viral or bacterial infections, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medicines, as well as continued and prolonged exposure to noise.
Age-related hearing loss most often occurs in both ears, affecting them equally. Because the loss is gradual, if you have age-related hearing loss you may not realize that you’ve lost some of your ability to hear.
RISKS OF UNTREATED HEARING LOSSRegardless of age, type of hearing loss, or cause, if left untreated or undetected hearing loss can have negative effects on your well-being. Untreated hearing loss can lead to considerable, negative social, psychological, cognitive, and health effects and can seriously impact professional and personal life, at times leading to isolation and depression.
Here are some other ways hearing loss can affect your overall health:
- Falls: Our ears play an important and large role in our balance. One study that found that even a mild hearing loss means you are “three times more likely to have a history of falling.” The older someone is the more dangerous these falls can be.
- Cognitive Function: Those with mild hearing impairment are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia compared with those with typical hearing. The risk increases threefold for those with moderate hearing loss, and five-fold for those with severe impairment. The connection isn’t yet clear, but the some researchers believe it may result from those with hearing loss straining to decode sounds, increasing the brain’s cognitive load.
- From 2001-2007, a study tested the hearing and cognitive abilities of nearly 2,000 adults between ages 75-84. Those with hearing loss lost cognitive abilities up to 40% more quickly than typical-hearing participants. Additionally, participants with hearing loss developed cognitive issues on average three years sooner than those with typical hearing. The decline of cognitive ability impairs other brain functions, such as thinking and memory retention.
- Heart Health: Six decades of research suggests a link between our cardiovascular and hearing health. Raymond Hull, Ph.D., who analyzed 70 scientific studies, believes, “Our entire auditory system, especially the blood vessels of the inner ear, needs an oxygen-rich nutrient supply. If it doesn’t get it due to cardiovascular health problems, then hearing can be affected.” Cardiovascular disease appears to exaggerate the impact of those causes and intensify the degree of hearing decline. This compounded effect not only increases the difficulty a person experiences in perceiving what has been said, but also diminishes their ability to make sense of what they hear with speed and accuracy.
- In 2009 David R. Friedland, M.D., found that audiogram pattern correlates strongly with arterial disease, even acting as a heart-health test for those at risk. His study concluded that patients with low-frequency hearing loss may have a greater likelihood of cardiovascular events.
- A 2014 study found that the risk of hearing impairment was significantly greater in people with underlying atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, than in those without blood vessel abnormalities, suggesting that hearing loss may be an early sign of cardiovascular disease in outwardly healthy people.
- Diabetes: The National Institutes of Health found that hearing loss is twice as common among people with diabetes compared with those who do not have the disease. Also, of the 79 million adults thought to have pre-diabetes, the rate of hearing loss is 30% higher than in those with normal blood sugar levels.
- Research suggests that diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear, which has also been shown in autopsies of patients with diabetes.
- Kidneys: A 2010 Australian study examined the medical records of 2,500 people ages 50 and over; one-fifth had moderate chronic kidney disease. It found that more than half of all the patients with chronic kidney disease had some degree of hearing loss, compared with 28% of those who had no kidney problems. In addition, nearly a third of the chronic kidney disease patients had a severe hearing loss compared to just 10% among those patients without kidney issues.
- According to the researchers, “The link can be explained by structural and functional similarities between tissues in the inner ear and in the kidney. Additionally, toxins that accumulate in kidney failure can damage nerves, including those in the inner ear.” Also, some drug treatments for kidney ailments are ototoxic, meaning they cause hearing loss.