Opening up a new dimension of hearing: BINAX

As we continue to raise the standard of Soundability™, we always draw inspiration from the healthy auditory system. There are good reasons why we have two ears. Binaural hearing increases loudness, enhances clarity, and adds richness and superior quality to sound. However, the benefits of binaural hearing deteriorate with age and hearing loss.
A well-fit pair of hearing instruments is a good start towards restoring binaural hearing. But in challenging listening situations, this is not enough. binax™, the next generation of BestSound™ Technology, simulates the effects of binaural hearing and brings these advantages back to the wearer. It is so powerful that for the first time, wearers can understand speech in demanding environments even better than people with normal hearing.*
binax technology also sets new benchmarks for wearer convenience. Now for the first time, wearers have the possibility to remotely control any binax hearing instrument regardless of size, and without having to carry around an extra gadget.

High Definition Sound Resolution for the best binaural listening experience ever.    

In order to emulate natural binaural listening, we first need to link the two hearing instruments, just like the brain uses input from both ears. Building upon the original e2e technology, which won the prestigious German Future Award in 2012, e2e wireless™ 3.0 enables exchange of audio signals between two hearing instruments.
As a result, the hearing instruments not only use the information picked up by their own two microphones, but also the acoustic signal from the two microphones of the other hearing aid. This way, each hearing instrument works with input from four microphones. So together as a bilateral pair, these hearing aids create a virtual eight-microphone network.

binax: Outperforming normal hearing – with minimum power consumption.
This virtual eight-microphone network provides a heightened sensitivity of the acoustic environment: We call this “High Definition Sound Resolution” or HDSR. HDSR is the basis for the binax features that offer an exceptional binaural listening experience. In fact, HDSR is so powerful that binax hearing instruments are clinically proven to allow wearers to hear in cocktail-party like situations even better than their normal hearing counterparts.*
What’s more, this outstanding hearing technology is incredibly energy efficient. While providing outstanding HDSR, the revolutionary e2e wireless 3.0 technology requires just 1.6 mA with all binaural features active. As a result, all binax features – binaxFocus, binaxSound, and binaxGuide – can be engaged automatically and as often as necessary to offer the best binaural listening experience ever, without compromising battery life.