About Vizara™ Hearing Aids by ZOUNDS
Features List for Vizara™ Hearing Aids by ZOUNDS
Your system includes a Pair of Hearing Aids, Charging Station, Remote Control, Receiver-in-Canal Links with Comfort Tips, User’s Manual, and Cleaning Tool.
- Fully Digital Technology
- True programmable channels for a customized fit and more natural sound
- Receiver-in-Canal technology – provides a discreet appearance and amazing clarity
- Intuitive Noise Cancellation3™ – eliminates up to 90% of unwanted background noise
- EnviroSenze Ultra™ – automatic adjustments optimize aids to changing environment
- Fully Rechargeable – no more batteries to buy!
- FREE GlobalEnergy™ Charging Station – charges your aid and remote control overnight (One per customer)
- FREE Empower™ Remote Control – allows you to fine tune your listening experience. Adjust volume, treble, and bass – plus four program settings Party, Dining, Music and Quiet. (One per customer)
- ZActive Life™ Wind Noise Cancellation – eliminates wind buffeting
- Shock Sound Suppression™ – eliminates sudden loud sounds
- Feedback Management System – eliminates annoying squealing and whistling
- Ergonomic shape for ease of use
- Product of 52 U.S. Patents
Get advanced hearing technology and outstanding features at a fraction of what you would expect to pay. Your Vizara™ hearing aids feature advanced technology designed to eliminate up to 90% of annoying background noise, plus wind buffeting, sudden loud sounds, and feedback. The list of life enhancing features includes:
GobalEnergy™ Charging StationGobalEnergy™ Charging Station:Eliminate the inconvenience of buy and changing batteries. Simply place your hearing aids and remote control into the charger at bedtime and wake up to fully charged hearing aids. The included rechargeable batteries hold a 24 hour charge after eight hours in the charging station. You’ll wake up refreshed, and so will your hearing aids!
Empower™ Remote Control
Empower™ Remote Control: Take control of your listening experience with the ease of pushing a button! You can adjust volume, bass and treble with your remote – each aid is independently adjustable. Plus, switching preset listening modes helps you get the most from your aids in every environment:
- Volume – Adjusts the volume up or down.
- Bass – Adjusts the bass (low frequencies) up or down.
- Treble – Adjusts the treble (high frequencies) up or down.
- Party Mode – Provides high noise cancellation and aggressive directionality to address very difficult listening environments, such as a cocktail party or sporting event. This enhanced setting allows you to understand those speaking in front of you, while not being overpowered by the noises behind you.
- Dining Mode – Heading out to dinner and not sure how loud the restaurant might be? Don’t worry. By pressing the DINING button on your Zounds remote control, you are enhancing the algorithms to minimize background noise and formatting your directional microphones for optimal use in those loud restaurant settings.
- Music Mode – You can now enjoy a night at the symphony or a relaxing interlude listening to your favorite music with the enhanced feature from our MUSIC button. The MUSIC button optimizes the full frequency spectrum so you can enjoy a rich, musical experience. This setting is also great for movie theaters with surround sound.
- Quiet Mode – Sometimes the only thing you want to hear is the sound of silence. Our QUIET button provides maximum noise management. This enables you to enjoy a quiet environment without removing your aids, regardless of what may be going on around you.
Advanced Features Why Over 80,000 Customers Have Chosen Zounds Hearing Aids Compared to Other Brands
ClearSpeak™: You’ll never wonder which mode you are in, as your hearing aids provide spoken notification when you switch preset modes.
Intuitive Noise Cancellation3™: Annoying background noise is no longer an issue. ZOUNDS’ patented technology uses a multi-pronged approach to capture and eliminate up to 90% of unwanted noise. Annoying mechanical noise (such as air conditioning humming, road noise), background noise (such as the clattering flatware and dishes) and babble from people around you are eliminated – without distorting or losing the voices and music you DO want to hear!
EnviroSenze Ultra™ – your hearing aids automatically adapt themselves to the changing auditory scene. The ambient sound pressure level is continuously monitored and is used to dynamically adjust the aggressiveness of the Intuitive Noise Cancellation3™ so that it is fully active in high noise scenarios but backs off when the wearer moves to a quieter scenario. Ongoing, hands-free adjustments are being automatically made to keep your aids optimized for Natutal and Optimal sound quality.
Receiver-in-Canal Technology: Your Vizara™ Hearing aids feature a receiver-in-canal link that transmits sound from the hearing aid directly to your inner ear. The result is pure, undistorted sound with greater clarity. Another bonus of RIC technology is that the links are much more discreet in appearance than aids with the old style tubing. It is almost invisible when worn!
Dual Microphones: Vizara hearing aids feature a pair of matched microphones
Don’t miss out on precious moments! Our personal connections with loved ones, friends and the world around us are precious. ZOUNDS is proud to offer technology that helps those with hearing loss make and keep those connections. Experience the ZOUNDS difference for yourself!
The Zounds Hearing Story
The Zounds Hearing Story
Zounds was founded by Sam Thomasson, an Engineer and entrepreneur who has spent his career developing new technologies in the medical device and consumer electronics industries. Sam is also the father of a hearing-impaired daughter and has witnessed the problems associated with today’s hearing aids. Sam promised his daughter that he would develop a hearing aid to address the key problems common with other high-end hearing aids. Zounds’ breakthrough technology is the fulfillment of a father’s promise to his daughter and the solution for dissatisfied hearing aid users around the world.Zounds utilizes a combination of internally developed and exclusively licensed technology from Acoustic Technologies, Inc., where Sam Thomasson is the founder and former CEO. At Acoustic Technologies, Sam created high-performance semiconductor chips and related software with low power usage algorithms that dramatically improved voice and sound quality in cell phones, video phones, desktop phones, conference call phones and automotive communication systems. For Sam, it was a logical extension to leverage this superior technology at Zounds.
Zounds’ goal is to offer a portfolio of hearing aids and wireless devices that provide the world of 1.2 Billion People suffering from Hearing loss which includes over 48 Million Americans with PREMIUM Hearing Technology at an affordable price to anyone with a mild, moderate, or moderate/severe hearing loss.
The Zounds Difference
The Zounds DifferenceThe Zounds Difference is what you experience when you become a Zounds Hearing customer. It begins with us understanding the frustration you have with your hearing loss. Zounds Hearing was founded by Sam Thomasson, the father of a hearing impaired daughter. After witnessing her frustration with her under-performing hearing aids, Sam made it his mission to properly engineer a hearing aid that works. The result is a line of technically superior products that will change your life.
All Zounds hearing aids are engineered with breakthroughs in advanced audio technology, made possible by our 57 exclusive patents.Every Zounds hearing aid boasts exclusive features that make our hearing aids unrivaled in sound quality and clarity:
At the core, each Zounds hearing aid is specifically programmed to match your own unique hearing loss.
Other hearing aids may not perform above 5000 Hertz (light grey area in chart above). 5000 to 8000 Hertz is where high frequency sounds and important consonants for understanding speech are found, such as the “t”, “ch” and “s” sounds.
The Zounds DifferenceZounds hearing aids cover the full frequency spectrum, up to 8000 Hertz. As a result, Zounds hearing aids provide rich, high fidelity sound for better speech intelligibility, including the difficult to hear higher frequency speech sounds such as “t”, “ch” and “s”. It’s like having a studio quality graphic equalizer in each ear.
Intuitive Noise Cancellation
Among the host of amazing features, Zounds hearing aids’ Intuitive Noise CancellationTM never ceases to amaze people.
Background human noise or “babble” noise is a common problem in social settings. The chatter from others at a restaurant or party may overpower the voices or conversations taking place in front of you.
The Zounds DifferenceZounds hearing aids utilizing the Intuitive Noise CancellationTM cancel the background noise and enable multiple directional microphones to form a “Cone of Listening”. The directional microphones continually scan your environment and focus on what is in front of you, increasing your ability to understand speech in noisy environments.
Dynamic Feedback Cancellation
One of the revolutionary features found in Zounds hearing aids is the Dynamic Feedback Cancellation. No more telecoils.
Feedback is the result of sounds leaking from the hearing aid speaker, often reflecting from an object like a phone, and going back into the microphone, which then becomes amplified to the point where it cannot be amplified any more. A loud, painful squeal or whistle is the result. It’s the same issue found in an auditorium when a microphone is placed too close to a speaker.
Many hearing aids on the market today use a mechanical approach when addressing feedback. A tight, oversized hearing aid shell is produced in an attempt to form a tight seal between the hard hearing aid shell and the soft ear canal walls. The result may be an uncomfortable fit and despite the effort, feedback may still occur.
The Zounds DifferenceZounds hearing aids utilize an electronic solution when dealing with feedback. Zounds hearing aids’ sophisticated Dynamic Feedback Cancellation identifies the amplified sound leaking around the hearing aid and electronically eliminates most of it before it can squeal.
Shock Sound Suppression
With Zounds, loud, painful sounds are a thing of the past.
Many of today’s hearing aids simply amplify any and all sounds within our listening environment, not amplifying the specific sounds you need while limiting those you do not. The result is all too often, a painful sensation where sounds you do not want to hear are amplified well beyond your comfort level. As referenced in the image above, the white sound waves have exceeded into the orange area, which represents the uncomfortable spectrum of our hearing. Think of a loud door slamming shut. A poorly programmed hearing aid will pick up this already loud sound and amplify it without knowing that it’s a sound that should not have been amplified in the first place.
The Zounds Difference
The Shock Sound SuppressionTM technology found in each Zounds hearing aid is constantly listening for such fast, drastic and loud sounds found within your listening environment. When identified, your Zounds hearing aid will suppress or lower the sound to a comfortable level. As referenced in the above image,Shock Sound SuppressionTM identifies an aggressive sound and suppresses it, keeping the white sound waves within the dark gray area, which represents our comfortable spectrum of hearing.
Zounds hearing aids are smart. They know what kind of environment you are in.
Many hearing aids found on the market today are simply programmed, with basic amplification as their main call to action. These hearing aids lack the ability to work with you not only in challenging listening environments, but are not sophisticated enough to adjust accordingly as you move from one room to the next.
The Zounds DifferenceZounds hearing aids feature EnviroSenzePlusTM, an added feature to the already multi-featured offerings. EnviroSenzePlusTM technology is constantly telling your hearing aids to scan your environment. When in a given environment with many different types of sounds, EnviroSenzePlusTMconstantly adjusts amplification and noise cancellation levels to offer you the Natutal hearing experience that you are looking for, room to room, all day long.