Price for one - £995 | Price for a pair - £1895
The Tempus platform from Unitron was launched in March 2017
Important note regarding hearing aid names
Some companies supply a slightly more basic version of this hearing aid and market it as the "Vista T 610". The hearing aid is still made by Unitron and is almost identical to the Tempus 600.
You will also see other names associated with Unitron prodcts, 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.
Unitron Tempus 600
The Unitron Tempus 600 is one of the more entry level hearing aids in Unitron’s new Tempus range. The range also features the premium Unitron Tempus Pro, the Unitron Tempus 800, the Unitron Tempus 700 and the Unitron Tempus 500.
For full details of the Unitron Tempus range we would recommend that you read our Unitron Tempus Pro page, as this will tell you about all of the features that this range includes. However it is important to remember that with the Tempus 600 being one of the more basic models in the range there will be several features that are either less technologically advanced or not present at all.
However the compromise for the Tempus 600 not being as advanced as some of the other models in the Tempus range is that it is also less expensive, especially than the premium Tempus Pro model.
Who Is The Unitron Tempus 600 Suitable For?
With the Tempus 600, Unitron have concentrated all of their efforts into producing a hearing aid that performs really well in quiet environments, especially for conversations. It still features their Speech Enhancement technology which increases gain to speech sounds specifically thus producing improved speech clarity during conversations.
However where the Tempus 600 really falls down is it’s performance in any environments with background noise or where you need to identify the person that is speaking to you in a crowd. It even struggles slightly when faced with successfully amplifying the right sounds during conversations that are only being held in a small group.
Bearing both of these points in mind, we would recommend the Unitron Tempus 600 for people who are looking for an affordable hearing aid and that lead fairly quiet lifestyles and generally don’t encounter any challenging listening environments and normally only speak to people one-to-one. Although you will probably still be able to manage if you a having a conversation in a small group of, ideally sympathetic, friends.
Technological Differences Between The Unitron Tempus Pro And The Unitron Tempus 600
Information about the full range of features available across the Unitron Tempus range of hearing aids is available on our Unitron Tempus Pro product description page. However with the Tempus 600 being a more entry level model there are a number of key differences between the two hearing aids which could affect your choice:
3 Sound Environments - the Tempus 600 only has the ability to classify sounds into 3 different environments (Conversation in Quiet, Conversation in Noise and Quiet) and then automatically make adjustments to enhance your listening environment in these. Whereas the Tempus Pro and Tempus 800 can classify 7 environments and the Tempus 700 can classify 6 environments. This means that whilst you will get a good listening experience in quiet environments, anything more challenging will be limited.
SpeechPro - this function is completely absent in the Tempus 600, therefore you are likely to find that detecting the directionality of sounds more difficult.
Spatial Awareness - this technology, that significantly aids hearing in challenging environments by restoring the natural cues for localisation, is also absent in the Tempus 600.
10 Fitting Channels - the Tempus 600 is only able to recognise and process up to 10 sounds at once, which it then automatically adjusts its levels to provide a more natural listening experience. However the Tempus Pro and Tempus 800 have 20 channels and the Tempus 700 has 16, which means that they will be better able to reduce unwanted noise and amplify useful sounds more naturally.
If you think that the Unitron Tempus 600 could be the right hearing aid for you then contact us today. One of our friendly team of audiologists will talk you through all of your options and arrange a free hearing test with an expert local audiologist at your convenience.
Author: David Roberts