Hi Rose, Nathos spec as follows!
Features and Benefits
CORE - Communication Optimised Real Audio Engine
The most sophisticated audio-processing platform ever introduced in the hearing industry and is at the heart of each product in the Nathos range:
Highest capacity: CORE is a 3-chip hybrid with 6 processors and over 8 million transistors.
- Fastest: CORE can perform over 120 million operations per second.
- Broadband Wireless: CORE supports fast, stable exchange of real-audio between instruments and accessories.
- Incredibly small: At just 1.7mm x 5.6mm x 3.6mm, CORE is an amazingly powerful marvel of miniaturisation.
Restoration of high-frequency hearing
SoundRecover, the innovative Phonak non-linear frequency compression algorithm breaks the high frequency barrier. SoundRecover compresses and shifts high frequencies which would otherwise be inaudible into an area of audible hearing. This broadens bandwidth for natural and feedback free reproduction of sound without being harsh or tinny.
Audibility across a broad range of frequencies is vital for optimum hearing and understanding. SoundRecover is very beneficial for people with a severe to profound hearing loss who have obvious challenges identifying and differentiating important, highfrequency spoken sounds such as the consonants /f/, /s/ and /sh/. Difficulties perceiving and distinguishing these sounds which are crucial for speech intelligibility are also common for people with mild to moderate hearing losses, so SoundRecover offers potential benefits for this population, as well.
With Nathos, you have a SoundRecover solution for everyone.
Feedback free hearing
The WhistleBlock Technology with Nathos benefits from the new feedback identification and tagging module. This additional step occurs just before feedback suppression is actually activated. It differentiates between naturally occurring feedback-like sounds and true feedback. To reliably identify true feedback means that a much more aggressive feedback cancellation strategy is applied. This means increased audibility and sound quality that is free from annoying feedback.
Continuous and instant optimisation to all environments
The sound environments of life are varied and challenging. In real time, SoundFlow creates a unique program perfectly adapted to every new environment. The result is a seamless transition between hearing situations, with optimum clarity and comfort, no matter what the environment.
Suppresses wind noise to enjoy the great outdoors
WindBlock Management utilises a newly engineered wind identification and classification system. The powerful, adaptive algorithm automatically suppresses wind noise. Teamed with a microphone shield, it allows wearers to enjoy the outdoors without compromise.
Understand well in reverberant environments
Reverberation acts as a form of connecting noise affecting a persons ability to hear effectively in many indoor environments. EchoBlock detects and suppresses reverberation to improve hearing ability in such places.
Premium comfort in situations with background noise
NoiseBlock Processing detects and suppresses competing steady state noise in 16 independent channels to optimise ease of listening whilst maintaining audibility.
Real Ear Sound
Natural sound orientation
When microphones are placed outside the pinna, natural front/back localisation cues can be lost. Real Ear Sound, simulates the performance characteristics of the pinna. The result is restored localisation and the ability to experience natural sound perception.