I’m new to hearing aids, and I’m trying to better understand the technology before I make my purchase. A recent research article* I read, explains that Linear Octave Frequency Transposition (LOFT) technology is better at suppressing tinnitus. I can’t find any description in the websites of the manufacturers addressing what technology they use in the various models they sell. Does anybody here know which brands and models use this technology?
I tried demos Kirkland Signature 6.0 and Rexton Trax 42 at my local Costco today. The Rexton sounded a little better, but I wouldn’t mind saving $800 and go with the KS 6. But I have no idea if they utilize LOFT or not. Does anybody have any experience comparing the two models, and if they work equally well in a crowded environment?
Peltier E, Peltier C, Tahar S, Alliot-Lugaz E, Cazals Y. Long-Term Tinnitus Suppression with Linear Octave Frequency Transposition Hearing Aids. PLoS One. 2012;7(12).