Bernafon is a world leading manufacturer of hearing aids from Switzerland with a UK base in Hamilton, Scotland. Bernafon are the sister company of Oticon (both being owned by the William Demant Holding Group), with Oticon being the better represented and bigger supplier of the two in the UK.
Bernafon Hearing Aids - Selection
The latest portfolio of Bernafon Hearing Aids available to the private market includes the Acrista, Carista, Chronos and Inizia.
The excellent Bernafon ACRIVA and CHRONOS are available at three technology levels - the 5, 7 and 9 - giving different performance levels for handling background noise. The ACRIVA refers to a specific design style of hearing aid as shown in the image above, and the CHRONOS refers to the normal range of custom-in-ear and behind-ear hearing aids, but at each level the CHRONOS and ACRIVA have the same features.
The ACRIVA and CHRONOS are the only channel free signal processing hearing aids in the world, and also include features such as AFC Plus Adaptive Feedback Cancellation, Frequency Compression, True Directionality and Audio Efficiency.
The premium range of ACRIVA and CHRONOS are Bluetooth™ compatible hearing aids meaning that they can be wirelessly linked to any other Bluetooth device (such as a mobile telephone or laptop) via the dual purpose remote control / Bluetooth streamer by Bernafon called the 'SoundGate 2'.
The Bernafon Inizia 1 & 3 are the entry level products by Bernafon and as for most suppliers now includes automatic volume control multiple programs, directionality microphones and feedback cancellation technology.