A remote microphone technology which improves natural directivity, spatial awareness and wind noise performance in hearing aids, has been developed by ReSound.
The technology uses a thin tube to connect to a microphone, which is placed in the concha cymba area of the external ear.
The remote microphone utilises the natural effects of the pinna, associated with directivity, high frequency amplification and wind noise reduction.
The body of the hearing aid is placed in the ear canal, which facilitates device retention and improves cosmetic appeal.
ReSound chief audiology officer Laurel Christensen said that the remote Microphone Technology is an attractive alternative for hearing aids users that have an aversion to Behind-The-Ear (BTE) instruments.