Price for one - £625 | Price for a pair - £1195
The Ria2 was launched in spring 2015 and has superseded the previous generation of Ria2 hearing aids.
The Ria2 is an entry level wireless hearing aid from Oticon, using their latest processing platform, Inium Sense.
Ideal for less demanding listening environments this hearing aid provides access to the latest technology with fewer additional features than the rest of the range, so you don’t need to buy programs which you won’t use.
4 bands controlling 16 channels
Each band processes a different group of frequency channels to give you a great listening experience. This also enables your audiologist to finely tune your hearing aid to your needs.
Background noise is a common problem for those with hearing loss. Many hearing aids amplify all the noise around you, which doesn’t help if you are trying to hear someone talking. This program is designed to reduce the effect of background noise on speech understanding, making it easier to hear someone talking when you are in a busy environment.
This program reduces the sound of wind noise, making outdoor conversations clearer and less stressful.
These hearing aids use their wireless capability to ensure they are always working together. They synchronise their programs and settings with Binaural Coordination. This means that if you change the setting or volume on one hearing aid, the other hearing aid will change as well.
This program creates a profile which is tailored to your hearing needs for different situations, such as when you are at work or out with friends. The Ria2 comes with 1 listening profile with 3 different levels for better hearing.
This program controls the directional microphones in the hearing aids. It allows the hearing aids to focus your hearing in three different directions depending on where the speech sounds are coming from. This is ideal for busy situation where you want to focus on speech sounds and reduce the effect of background noise.
Inium Feedback Shield
Designed to recognise the annoying sound of feedback and remove it before you can hear it, without affecting sound quality.
These hearing aids are available in a range of colours and fittings, so you can find the right one to fit your needs and your lifestyle. Fittings include:
Completely In Canal (CIC), In The Canal (ITC), mini Receiver In The Ear (MiniRITE), Receiver In The Ear (RITE), mini Behind The Ear (miniBTE) and Behind The Ear (BTE)
The ITC, ITE, RITE and BTE fittings all have a telecoil (t-switch) for linking to loop systems and the RITE, miniBTE and BTE fittings have a volume switch, giving you more control over your hearing.
These wireless hearing aids are fully compatible with Oticon’s range of ConnectLine accessories and sound streamers.
The ConnectLine Streamer Pro turns your hearing aids into a wireless headset and, by linking to other media streamers in the range, gives you control over listening to the TV or music, at a volume to suit you.
Other accessories include a mini microphone, which you can give to the person you are listening to and their voice will be streamed to your hearing aids, cutting out the background noise.
Using the ConnectLine App for iPhone, you can change the settings on your hearing aids as well as streaming phone calls.
Author: David Roberts