Unitron Announces New Platform and World’s Smallest Rechargeable Hearing Instrument

Unitron Moxi Fit R

Unitron has announced “the world’s smallest rechargeable hearing instrument in its class”, Moxi Fit R, built on Unitron’s newest platform, Tempus.

Addressing the 70% of patients who want rechargeable hearing instruments¹, Unitron’s Moxi Fit R brings ultimate flexibility to the company’s award-winning design.

Leveraging the powerful capabilities of the new Tempus platform, Moxi Fit R is:

  • Convenient, providing more than 24 hours of use with 90 minutes of wireless streaming on an overnight charge
  • Flexible, using both rechargeable and traditional zinc-air batteries when a back-up plan is needed
  • Easy to use, featuring a telecoil and push button for ultimate control
  • Eco-friendly as the rechargeable solution replaces up to 100 regular batteries

“Today’s healthcare consumer wants the same flexibility and convenience from their hearing instruments as they are able to have from a smartphone or any other personal device. At the same time, they don’t want to compromise on comfort and aesthetics,” says Andre de Goeij, Director of Product Management and Product Marketing, Unitron. “Moxi Fit R eliminates any existing compromise between a hearing instrument’s rechargeable capability and its size to provide patients with the ultimate flexibly delivered in the world’s smallest rechargeable hearing instrument.”

Tempus platform delivers the best in conversations

People who wear hearing instruments spend over half of each day connecting through conversations², and conversations in noise and crowds are the listening situations they struggle with the most³. Tempus brings new technologies to market that allows the wearer to actively participate in all types of conversations, even those taking place with significant background noise. Tempus’s intelligent SoundCore technology enables this by orchestrating four features to understand the listening environment and to make fluid adjustments. Tempus is more accurate and significantly faster at recognizing and locating the primary source of speech than Unitron’s previous platform, delivering the most realistic and natural sound yet.

“Traditional hearing instruments cannot determine the direction of speech and therefore do not benefit the listener who is trying to localize conversational speech.” explains Ara Talaslian, Vice President of R&D at Unitron. “With the Tempus platform, we have been able to achieve a quantum leap forward in accuracy and in our ability to simultaneously understand the listening environment and determine the precise direction of speech. These two capabilities mean a patient’s ability to understand and locate the source of sound goes to the next level, providing better sound quality and a more realistic, natural, and comfortable sound experience. Between the advanced sound system capabilities of Tempus and the small, rechargeable Moxi Fit R, this is by far the most advanced hearing solution Unitron has introduced.”

Tempus is available on our Stride BTE and Moxi RIC families. Offered on a full range of award winning RIC and BTE options to choose from, all available at 5 technology levels.

For more information about Moxi Fit R, visit the Unitron website.

¹ Rechargeable hearing aid preferences survey. Hearingtracker.com. August 2016

² Global Listening Environment Study. D. Hayes, Unitron 2016

³ MarkeTrak 9: A New Baseline “Estimating Hearing Loss and Adoption Rates and Exploring Key Aspects of the Patient Journey” Final Report March 2015.