March 11, 2020 — Kitchener, Canada. Today, Unitron announced Shine™ Rev+, a new family of basic category hearing instruments to offer high quality, affordable devices to meet the growing global demand for hearing care. A quick and easy new workflow means hearing care professionals can get a more accurate fit in less time, allowing them to help even more people.
Currently, an estimated 466 million people – about 6% of the world’s population – live with a disabling hearing loss.1 Not only can it lead to social isolation and decreased quality of life, the resulting loss of productivity is estimated to have an economic impact of $750 billion. Unfortunately, people in developing countries are more likely to be affected, and less likely to receive help.
“In many countries, as few as 3% of people have access to the hearing care they need to enjoy a full life. And with people living longer and the overall aging of our population, the need has never been greater,” says Sandra Fulton, Vice-president, Group Marketing. “With Shine Rev+, we can offer hearing instruments to everyone to help meet that need.”
Helping people hear better is at the heart of what a hearing care professional does. However, at some clinics or remote locations it’s easy to become overloaded by the number of people seeking care. And due to limited access, it could be months before a hearing care professional sees a client again. Helping as many people as possible requires both an efficient and accurate fitting.
“Hearing care professionals can now fit new clients with five clicks or less rather than toggling through different screens and risk missing a crucial detail”, explains Dr. Donald Hayes, Director of Clinical Research. “Our workflow captures all of the key information, all in one place, for a more accurate fit. It means that hearing care professionals can help more people, and clients can take home a hearing solution that meets their needs right from the start.”
Affordability is no longer a barrier. Shine Rev+ offers advanced technology to help clients hear more clearly and comfortably, including:
- Automatically adjusted directionality with AutoMic (no need to press any buttons)
- Reduced discomfort caused by sudden, loud noises with AntiShock™
- Dynamically balanced adaptive features to enhance speech and reduce distracting background noise with Sound Conductor
Shine Rev+ offers award-winning designs that are both comfortable to wear and stylish.
Products available in the Shine Rev+ family include:
- Shine Rev+ RIC – Style meets functionality with a 312 battery, push button and telecoil
- Shine Rev+ M – Discretion meets power and comfort that’s second to none
- Shine Rev+ P – Stylish design with dual controls for program and volume adjustments
- Shine Rev+ UP – An Ultra Power BTE style with a 675 battery designed to last and last
- Shine Rev+ ITE – Custom-made to best fit each client, optimizing directional microphone performance to their unique ear shape
1 World Health Organization global estimates on prevalence of hearing loss, 2018
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 are 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.