Unitron launches Insera ITE family and Stride M R rechargeable

Unitron extends and advances Tempus platform line up with Insera ITE family and new Stride M R rechargeable

August 22, 2017 – Kitchener, Canada – Unitron, a global innovator of advanced hearing solutions, today announced further expansion of its Tempus platform line up with Insera, the company’s new in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid family and Stride M R, a new behind-the-ear (BTE) rechargeable hearing aid. The new products further extend the Tempus platform’s conversations capabilities to wearers of custom hearing instruments and to those patients seeking a greater variety of rechargeable options.

Conversations just got very personal

Addressing the fact that no two ears are built alike, the Insera ITE family’s sophisticated EarMatch process optimizes directional microphone performance by compensating for individual differences in each patient’s ear. The optimal directional performance frees up advanced features in Tempus such as SpeechPro and Spatial Awareness to provide wearers with fantastic speech understanding in conversation.

“Unitron has engineered its unique Tempus sound processing platform around a philosophy of realism, so everything naturally sounds just the way it should. This means patients are aware of what’s happening around them and know, not only where sounds are coming from, but also perceive the emotional undertones that accompany those sounds,” explains Andre de Goeij, Senior Director, Product Management and Strategic Initiatives for Unitron. “Driven by Tempus, Insera provides our very best directional performance in custom products, bringing patients closer to the heart of conversations and ensuring they don’t miss out.”

The Insera Pro is available to US customers in August, 2017 with full product family availability in October, 2017 throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

A rechargeable BTE that is always ready for anything

With the launch of Stride M R, Unitron expands its choice of rechargeable product options, addressing growing patient demand for flexibility and freedom. Just as patients have become accustomed to charging their smartphones, Stride M R offers similar charge and go capability. Wearers simply charge the hearing instrument overnight, for just 5 – 7 hours, and the hearing instrument is ready to perform for a full 24 hours, including 90 minutes of streaming or 16 hours of continuous streaming. There is no fuss, nor buttons to fiddle with. Patients simply pull out their Stride M R hearing aids, put them on and go. Because hearing happens around the clock, Stride M R offers wearers the flexibility to swap rechargeable battery cells with traditional zinc-air batteries at any time, ensuring patients will never run out of charge.

According to industry research, 70% of patients have indicated a preference for rechargeable hearing instruments(1). Unitron now offers two rechargeable styles based on award-winning designs offering wearers the ultimate flexibility in a range of styles: Stride M R, the behind-the-ear rechargeable that is always ready for anything and Moxi Fit R, the world’s smallest rechargeable hearing instrument based on exterior dimensions, compared to other products in its class.

Stride M R will be available in North American, Europe and Australia in early October 2017.

(1) Rechargeable hearing aid preferences survey. https://www.hearingtracker.com/blog/rechargeable-hearing-aid-preferences/ August 2016

“Hearing aid wearers spend almost two-thirds of every day in conversation and are busy people on the go. They want to actively participate in conversations in noise and crowds – difficult situations where wearers struggle the most – and they want a hearing aid that offers them ease of use and the flexibility to go anywhere at anytime,” says Lilika Beck, Vice President Global Marketing for Unitron. “With an expanded portfolio of BTE, RIC, ITE product lines and a choice of rechargeable solutions now available on the platform, Tempus continues to change the status quo by delivering unique solutions that are relevant, current and address the most important needs of the emerging healthcare consumer.”

About Unitron

Unitron is a global company that understands the hearing healthcare business is built on strong, personal relationships. We work closely with hearing healthcare professionals to improve the lives of people with hearing loss. A member of the Sonova Group, Unitron has a proven track record of developing hearing innovations that provide natural sound with exceptional speech understanding. Headquartered in Canada, Unitron distributes its full line of hearing instruments to customers in over 60 countries. For more information, please visit us on the web at unitron.com.

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Does anybody know the differences between the Stride M R and the Moxi Fit R announced earlier this year?

On edit: I figured out the Moxi Fit R is a RIC, where the Stride is a BTE.