Price for one - £1545 | Price for a pair - £2995
The Alta2 Pro was launched in spring 2015 and has superseded the previous generation of Alta Pro hearing aids.
Oticon Alta2 Pro
This is the premium hearing aid in Oticon’s range which uses their new Inium Sense processing chip. This Pro model is a higher specification than the Alta2 and is suitable for more demanding listening environment.
16 Channels controlled by 10 bands
The more bands a hearing aid has the better it can fine tune the channels to amplify and clarify sounds and speech. These work with the other programs to ensure a better listening experience.
This program reduces the level of background noise without affecting the volume of speech around you, giving you better clarity when having conversations in noisy places.
Wind Noise Reduction
This program recognises and reduces the sound of wind, making it easier to hear speech when you are outside.
This program uses Binaural Processing and Binaural Synchronisation to allow your hearing aids to communicate with each other and ensure they are always on the same program settings and volume. This also helps you to hear where sounds are coming from, giving you better spatial awareness. The telephone program sends the sound from the phone to both hearing aids at the same time, making calls easier. The Spatial Noise Management program compares the speech and noise volumes around you and is able to increase speech clarity. This gives you better understanding of speech in noise.
Soft Speech Booster
This program amplifies the harder to hear speech sounds at higher frequencies. Many people with high frequency hearing loss find it difficult to hear the beginning or end of words, and struggle with conversations. This program brings these high frequency sounds within hearing range.
Designed for different listening situations, this program can contain 5 different profiles tailored to suit your needs, ideal for busy lifestyles.
This program controls the directional microphones and gives you five different modes for hearing sound in front of you, behind you, to the side or all around you. This is ideal for times when you cannot always turn to face the person speaking.
This is designed for quieter environments and works to amplify speech sounds. It also adapts to your environment, ensuring listening comfort if background noise increases.
10 kHz Bandwidth
This gives a rich listening experience and great sound quality when listening to music.
Inium Feedback Shield
The feedback program removes the whistle or buzz of feedback before you know it’s there.
Tinnitus Sound Support
This program plays relaxing sounds to give relief from the whistle of tinnitus. The Tinnitus Sound App, used with Oticon’s ConnectLine Streamer Pro allows you to personalise your sound settings and also gives you some relaxation exercises.
These hearing aids are able to learn what your favourite settings are over time and apply them for you.
New hearing aids can seem too loud, especially if you have been without good hearing for a while. This program allows you to get used to the noisy world gradually by slowly increasing the volume.
The Alta2 Pro is available in a range of colours and fitting options, these include;
Invisible In Canal (IIC), Completely In Canal (CIC), In The Canal (ITC), In The Ear (ITE) Design Receiver In The Ear (designRITE) Mini Receiver In Ear (miniRITE), Receiver In The Ear (RITE), Mini Behind The Ear (miniBTE) and Behind The Ear (BTE)
The ITC, ITE, RITE and BTE fittings are available with a telecoil whilst the RITE, miniBTE and BTE fittings also have a volume control.
Author: David Roberts