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Sonic Unveils New Captivate Family of Hearing Aids

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Sonic has announced the release of the all new CaptivateTM hearing aid family, which the company says delivers a more personalized hearing experience with better feedback and background noise control. Joining the lineup in May 2019, is the all new miniRITE T R style, which includes a built-in Lithium-ion battery offering a full day of power on a single charge, even while streaming TV, music and more.


Captivate Family Offers Open Fitting with Less Feedback Risk


With Captivate, Sonic introduces Adaptive Feedback Canceller Pro, which is said to be a new technology that minimizes distractions from feedback in both stable and changing conditions.

Two systems working together offer robust feedback cancellation capabilities, especially at higher output levels, compared to previous technology. While the standard AFC system continually operates in the background to quickly cancel feedback in static conditions, the speed of the new supplementary system adds up to 6 decibels of stable gain.


Improving Speech Understanding in Noise


Speech in Noise (SPiN) Management, an advanced noise reduction system in Captivate, uses three systems working as one to improve speech understanding in noisy environments.  

  • SPiN Directionality, a specialized directional microphone system, automatically activates to locate speech in noise, continually adapting between omni- and directional settings as noise moves relative to the listener.  
  • SPiN Noise Reduction, a fast-acting, modulation-based algorithm, operates in 16 independent frequency bands, managing noise across the same frequency range as SPiN Directionality. The third system,
  • SPiN Engage, allows you to personalize Captivate according to how much noise patients are willing to accept in their individual listening environments.  Options vary by technology level, including a new Very High setting that engages at the onset of soft noise levels while the SNR is still high, which can be an attractive option for patients who are very sensitive to noise.

Lithium Ion Rechargeability


The new Captivate miniRITE T R is Sonic’s newest rechargeable style using the company’s SoundDNA Platform. The slim and discreet solution features a built-in telecoil, dual push button, and integrated Lithium-ion battery (312+ battery size) for all-day power, even when streaming from wireless accessories.  

The charging unit features contactless, inductive charging to deliver a full 18-plus hours of power with a simple and quick three-hour charge.

The miniRITE T R is available in Captivate 100|80|60 technology levels and includes the latest features found on the SoundDNA platform.

All Captivate technology levels 100|80|60 and styles (miniRITE, miniRITE T with telecoil, miniRITE T R and BTE 105) feature the Dual-Radio System for 2.4 GHz direct audio streaming and fast ear-to-ear communication.  

Captivate products are Made for iPhone, and the optional SoundClip-A accessory allows patients to stream sound in stereo to Captivate from Android and other Bluetooth® 2.1 smartphones and devices. Additionally, the SoundLink 2 App offers discreet control and the convenience of internet connectivity with the If This Then That (IFTTT) web-based service.

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