March 2017 update - All models have now been superseded by the newer "Tempus" range.
November 2015 update - All in the ear models are now available. These are called the "Stride" models.
Important note regarding hearing aid names
Some companies supply a slightly more basic version of this hearing aid and market it as the "Vista N 610". The hearing aid is still made by Unitron and is almost identical to the North 600.
You will also see other names associated with Unitron products, such as "Moxi, Now, Fit, All, Dura, Kiss, Stride, Insera. These are all essentially different "shapes" of this hearing aid. For example, the Unitron Tempus Pro Moxi sits over the ear, whereas the Unitron Tempus Pro Insera fits entirely into the ear and is hidden down the ear canal. Feel free to ask us for a more detailed explanation.
The Unitron North 600 is the lower mid-level of technology in the new "North" range. It is suited to people who have a fairly quiet lifestyle but need to hear well in slightly noisy social environments.Moxi Fit Winner of a Red Dot design award in 2015. The "Fit" is slightly larger than the Kiss and contains both a push button and a telecoil which you don't often get in these smaller RIC aids.
Moxi Kiss The Moxi "Kiss" is the most discrete of the options with the slimmest profile. It won two design awards recently and it is ideal if you don't need the extra features such as the programming button which make the Moxi Fit and Moxi Dura that bit larger.
Moxi Dura The "Dura" is the most powerful of the three variants and therefore is slightly larger to provide the power it needs to be able to help severe to profound losses.
The Soundnav in the North 600 is a basic version with just two separate environmental types (from the ones listed below) The aids will work out the most appropriate one for where you are and will automatically switch to it. The most commonly programmed environments are;
Conversations in quiet
Conversations in a small group
Conversations in a crowd
Conversations in noise
Multiband adaptive directionality
This tracks and suppresses unwanted background noises from varying directions. The same feature as the North 700 but only effective in up to moderate levels of background noise.
The Pinna is the bit of your ear you'd balance your glasses on. Hearing aids sit slightly behind them. You'd expect this to cause you to hear better from the back but using their clever technology Unitron recreate the natural process of sounds being collected by your ear to correct this.
Antishock protects your hearing from short sudden unexpected sounds.
The binaural phone simply lets you hear phone conversations in both ears at once instead of just on your phone ear, this helps with clarity as you hear from both sides simultaneously.
Water-resistant and resistant to dust. IP57 standards or better. Definitely not waterproof so no scuba diving.
The North 600 has a range of extra features including Feedback manager, Windcontrol, Log it all, Natural sound balance, data logging, Tinnitus masker, Easy-t, Duo-link, Flex system. If you would like further details of these features, email or call us.