Ultra Focus uses a powerful combined directional pattern from both hearing aids to focus on the speech in front of the patient. It provides up to a 30% improvement in speech understanding over All Access Directionality.
End user benefit
Better one-to-one hearing experience in the toughest environments so patients can focus on the speech they want to without completely losing access to the sounds around them.
Ultra Focus uniquely uses the speech frequencies for targeted directionality and the high and low frequencies to monitor the environment so patients can hear speech and still maintain spatial cues from around them.
The settings for Ultra Focus include activation of the binaural beamformer at the lowest crossover frequency of 550 Hz, which can improve signal-to-noise ratio by up to 2 dB, or approximately a 30% improvement in speech recognition over All Access Directionality*.
Patients can choose to activate Ultra Focus via the ReSound Smart 3D app or the program button on their ReSound ONE hearing aids. It is important to counsel patients on when Ultra Focus is appropriate to use.
*Groth J. (2020). The evolution of the binaural hearing strategy: All Access Directionality and Ultra Focus. ReSound white paper.