Price for one - £725 | Price for a pair - £1395
The Ria2 Pro was launched in spring 2015 and has superseded the previous generation of Ria2 Pro hearing aids.
Oticon Ria2 Pro
Based on Oticon’s Inium Sense processor these wireless hearing aids have around 30% more processing power than the previous model, the Ria Pro. Like the Ria2, this is an entry level hearing aid with a few additions, meaning that you can have access to great new technology without spending money on programs that you don’t need.
6 bands controlling 16 channels
These channels work to process and improve the sound you hear, making speech clearer and easier to understand. Each band is dedicated to a group of frequency channels, so the more bands the hearing aid has, the better the sound quality.
Wind Noise Reduction
This program reduces the effect of wind noise by filtering it out, making it easier to hear people talking when you are outside.
Inium Feedback Shield
The annoying sound of feedback is recognised and filtered out before you hear it, and without distorting other sounds around you.
Oticon’s Inium processor allows both hearing aids to synchronise their programs and settings wirelessly though binaural coordination, improving your listening experience. If you change your settings on one hearing aid, the other will change automatically.
This program provides one listening profile and three different listening levels which can be tailored to suit your own hearing needs. This is ideal for work or socialising where you have specific hearing needs for a certain environment.
This program controls the directional microphones and helps you to focus on speech sounds coming from different directions. The Ria2Pro can focus your listening in three different directions, towards speech sounds and away from distracting background noise. This helps with speech clarity in noisy environments as well as places where you cannot turn to face the speaker.
Wearing your new hearing aids for the first time, it can be difficult to cope with the increased noise, especially if you have been without good hearing for some time. To help you get used to the changes in your hearing, this program gradually increases your hearing aid volume so things aren’t uncomfortably loud.
Tinnitus Sound Support
This program is designed to help cope with the symptoms of tinnitus. Using the distraction technique, it plays relaxing sounds, giving your mind something else to focus on. The Tinnitus Sound App (from the Apple Store) can be used with Oticon’s ConnectLine Streamer Pro to choose the sounds that you prefer, as well as giving you two relaxation exercises.
The Ria2Pro is available in a variety of colours and fittings, these include;
CIC (Completely In Canal), ITC (In The Canal), ITE (In The Ear), miniRITE (mini Receiver In The Ear), RITE (Receiver In The Ear), miniBTE (mini Behind The Ear) and BTE (Behind The Ear).
The ITC, ITE, RITE and BTE fittings all come with a telecoil (t-switch) for using hearing loop systems. The RITE, miniBTE and BTE fittings have a volume control allowing you to adjust your volume manually.
These wireless hearing aids are fully compatible with Oticon’s ConnectLine range of accessories. The ConnectLine StreamerPro can connect with the TV Streamers and other media streamers to help you listen to your TV, PC and mobile phone.
The ConnectLine App works with the StreamerPro and allows you to stream phone calls and music from your iPhone as well as change your settings easily and discretely.
Author: David Roberts