KITCHENER, ON | APRIL 14, 2020 - Unitron, a Canadian hearing aid manufacturer with worldwide operations, is excited to announce today that it has won the “Red Dot: Product Design 2020” award for its Moxi™ Jump R hearing aids. An industry leader in sound performance, the Moxi Jump R provides hearing aid wearers with easy-to-use technology that automatically adapts to a user’s listening environment.
“To be recognized with this award from a pool of incredible designs is a tremendous honour,” says Sandra Fulton, Unitron Vice President of Global Marketing. “It clearly demonstrates our global leadership in hearing instrument design from the engineering and optimization of features and performance to the final product.”
The Red Dot Award, which dates to 1955, is an internationally recognized distinction, celebrating excellence in product design. This marks the sixth time Unitron has received the Red Dot Award for its inventive hearing instruments.
Launched in 2019, the sound processing system in the Moxi Jump R uses machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, to automatically recognize, classify and adjust sounds based on the user’s listening environments. This includes seven different listening environments that span quiet, conversation in quiet, conversation in noise and music.
The Moxi Jump R also allows users to connect to their favourite Apple and Android devices and participate in hands-free phone calls, video calls and media streaming to both ears. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides 24 hours of amplification, or 16 hours of amplification with 8 hours of media streaming.
“Our user-centric design philosophy is based on the premise that our technology should be easy-to-use and provide optimal sound performance to allow people overcoming hearing loss to reconnect with their lives, their loved ones, and everything in between,” said Banham. “The Moxi Jump R makes this possible, combining aesthetics, comfort and intuitive functionality into one cutting-edge device.”
The Moxi Jump R can be controlled through the Remote Plus app, which allows hearing aid wearers to control volume, adjust balance and share real-time impressions of their hearing instruments using their Smartphones. The app also enables clients to connect with their hearing care professionals via cloud technology to ensure the best fitting experience. The Coach feature on the Remote Plus app sends users notifications for when to charge their batteries, clean their devices, usage details and much more.
“As we shift to a more technologically-savvy consumer base, our products have to provide users with a range of functionality while optimizing sound performance and user experience. The Red Dot award is further recognition that Unitron is leading the way in the hearing health space,” said Banham.
The international Red Dot jury is made up of 40 independent design experts, educators and industry journalists who review thousands of submissions annually from manufacturers and product designers around the world. Products are evaluated based on quality, performance, degree of innovation and ecological compatibility.
Award winners will be celebrated at the annual Red Dot award gala, which takes place in the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany.
Unitron is a hearing solution company that believes people should feel really good about the entire hearing care experience, start to finish. Providing an exceptional product is just the beginning. Our ingenious collection of products, technologies, services and programs designed to make the experience of buying and wearing a hearing instrument feel easy and empowering, with a level of personalized care you simply can’t get anywhere else. Get ready to Love the experience. A member of the Sonova Group, Unitron was established in 1964 and now has a global footprint, delivering an exceptional experience in over 60 countries. For more information, visit unitron.com.