Changing tinnitus management
Until now, tinnitus patients have all too often been turned
away with the disappointing message “Learn to live with it.”
And tinnitus management has been limited to an assortment
of masking options because technology hasn’t delivered the
flexibility hearing healthcare professionals need.
With the introduction of
ReSound Alera TS™
all that’s going to change.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus – from the Latin verb “to jingle”
– is an involuntary sound perception
originating inside the head. For some, it
is a high-pitched buzzing or ringing. For
others, it is a hissing or roaring sound. It
can be high or low, single or multi-toned,
occasional or constant. It is as individual
as people are.
The sound of tinnitus is usually softer
than the sound of distant traffic, but it can
be intolerable to the individual suffering
from it. The severity very much depends
on how much attention is paid to the
unwanted sounds. In about 80-85%
of cases, tinnitus is accompanied by
hearing loss, but it can also be caused
by exposure to loud sounds, accidents,
ear infection, aging or stress. For some
individuals, it is so disturbing that it
interferes with work, relationships, sleep
and general well-being.
Chronic tinnitus
Increased
attention to
tinnitus
Tinnitus
Management
Breaking
the vicious
cycle
Breaking tinnitus
Initial
appearance
of tinnitus
Negative
reaction
Increased awareness
of tinnitus
The vicious cycle
Whatever the source of each individual
case of tinnitus, the perceived sound
causes varying degrees of annoyance
and can trigger negative emotional
reactions. Often the severity depends
on how a person processes the tinnitus
sound.
to the intrusive sound. Once a negative
connection is established, a cycle
begins that includes the limbic and
autonomic nervous systems. Anxiety,
sleep disturbance, depression and
poor concentration ensue, all of which
reinforce the vicious cycle.
If the tinnitus is perceived negatively,
there will be a negative emotional
response. This heightens the brain’s
awareness and more attention is paid
Using the ReSound Alera TS™ in
combination with informed counseling
and acoustic therapy can offer significant
relief from tinnitus. You can change the
way your patients respond to tinnitus and
help create new paths in their acoustic
neural network.
You can help them break the
vicious cycle.
ReSound Alera TS™ combines advanced hearing
instrument technology with a flexible, innovative
tinnitus therapy tool. It helps manage tinnitus in a new
and individual way.
Customized relief
Each case of tinnitus is unique.
ReSound Alera TS™ provides individual
solutions for individual problems. Sound
processing features like Frequency
Shaping and Amplitude Modulation allow
flexible, personalized fittings using the
ReSound Aventa® fitting software.
ReSound Alera TS™ makes a real
difference
Tinnitus is as individual as people are.
Currently nothing can cure tinnitus,
but ReSound Alera TS™ can make a
real difference in your patients’ lives by
offering unique individualized solutions.
ReSound Alera TS™ also features
Environmental Steering™, a patented
technology that automatically adjusts
the level of the sound generator so that
it constantly adapts to the environment.
ReSound Alera TS™ helps provide
customized relief in most listening
situations.
A well-informed patient handles
tinnitus better
You can reinforce the genuine assistance
and relief provided by the advanced
ReSound Alera TS™ technology by
empowering your patients. We can
supply you with professional counseling
tools to help patients understand and
manage their tinnitus.
Unlimited possibilities
The ReSound Unite® family of wireless
accessories uses 2.4 GHz technology
to send crystal clear sound from TVs,
mobile phones, computers and many
other audio sources directly to the
ReSound Alera TS™ hearing instrument
from up to 20 feet away.
Another convenient feature of ReSound
Alera TS™ is the datalogging function. In
conjunction with the ReSound Aventa®
fitting software, you can gather usage
data and build a user profile. This is a
very practical and helpful tool in the trialand-error process of finding the optimal
settings for your patient.
What’s more, the ReSound Unite® Mini
Microphone allows the user to stream
any sounds uploaded to an iPod® or
MP3 player, for example, directly into
the hearing instrument. With today’s
overabundance of cybersources, the
possibilities for downloading effective
distracting sounds are infinite.
ReSound Alera TS™ products
The Small
The small size and slim, curved shape of ReSound Alera TS™
Mini and Micro RIEs makes it very discreet. It comes in a selection of
colors so it blends in with your patients’ hair or skin color.
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ReSound Alera TS™ RIE includes a multifunction button that allows
customizable options for volume control, programs and ReSound
Unite® wireless accessories.
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The Powerful
ReSound Alera TS™ Transitional BTE is a powerful yet attractive BTE.
It’s easy to handle and it has a slim, ergonomic design and volume
control.
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ReSound Alera TS™ Mini BTE is a classic shape interpreted in
a small, new design. It has all the benefits of standard BTEs in a
compact and very appealing design.
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The Custom
ReSound Alera TS™ Custom Remote Microphone is a custom
solution offering the benefits of superior wind noise reduction.
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All ReSound Alera TS models are suitable for mild to severe hearing losses.
Key features*
ReSound Range™ platform
Surround Sound by ReSound™
Warp™ compression bands
Directional Mix (surround sound) processor (•)
—with adjustable directional mix (••)
DFS Ultra™—with built-in
WhistleControl™
NoiseTracker™ II ( or )
—with personalized noise reduction per environment (••)
Personalization
Environmental Optimizer™ II
Onboard Analyzer™ II datalogging
Programmable volume control 1
Speech understanding
Natural Directionality™ II
AutoScope Adaptive Directionality™
MultiScope Adaptive Directionality™
Adaptive Directionality
SoftSwitching™
Fixed Directionality
Protection
WindGuard™
iSolate™ nanotech
Flexible fitting
Gain handles
Up to 4 customizable programs
In-situ audiometry
Delayed Activation (SmartStart™)
PhoneNow™ with auto-phone
Programmable telecoil and PhoneNow™ with auto-telecoil 2
Direct Audio Input (DAI) /telecoil 2
Expansion
Wireless connectivity with ReSound Unite ® series
2.4 GHz wireless technology 3
Wireless fitting with Airlink® 3
ReSound Unite® Mini Microphone 3
ReSound Unite® TV 3
ReSound Unite® Remote Control 3
ReSound Unite® Phone Clip 3
Sound Therapy
Tinnitus Sound Generator (TSG)
Environmental Steering™
Amplitude modulation and frequency shaping
Ultimate
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Standard
1Accessible only via ReSound Unite Remote Control for ALT961 and ALT967
2Not included with ALT960 and ALT961
3Not included with ALT960
* Please note that wireless connectivity and other features are dependent on model, and that not all models are available at all three levels.
ITC
remote microphone
250
M =
P =
Closed/Classic configuration
U =
Power—Open configuration R =
NP=
Power/
Power—Closed configuration HP=
D =
Ultra power configuration
V =
I =
W =
Open configuration
Technical
specifications
Remote microphone
Power
Ultra power
RIE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
Normal power receiver
High power receiver
Dual microphones
Volume control
Direct Audio Input (DAI)
Wireless technology
ANSI S3.22-2003
2cc coupler
Reference test gain (60 dB SPL input)
HFA
Full-on gain (50 dB SPL input)
Max
HFA
Maximum output (90 dB SPL input)
Max
HFA
Total harmonic distortion
500 Hz
800 Hz
1600 Hz
Telecoil sensitivity (SPLIV @ 31.6 mA/m)
HFA
Equivalent input noise (without noise reduction)
Frequency range (DIN 45605)
Attack and release times (ANSI RTG -7 dB)Attack
Release
500
1000
2000
4000
Micro and Mini RIE
(receiver-in-the-ear)
8000
250
250
40
40
60
60
60
80
80
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100
100
100
120
120
120
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0.5
0.9
0.5
0.5
0.9
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20
100–6920
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70
0.4
1.1
0.2
107
20
100–5370
12
70
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100–6830
12
70
91
92
86
8000
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ALT930/
ALT730/
ALT530MUW
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59
55
128
124
TSG—Max overall output levelMax
TSG—Max A-weighted overall output levelMax
TSG—Max 1/3 octave output levelMax
4000
0
ALT930/
ALT730/
ALT530MPW
36
52
48
117
113
1.2
2000
20
ALT930/
ALT730/
ALT530MW
33
43
39
112
109
Battery size 13
Battery size 312
Battery size 10A
1000
0
20
1.2
500
1000
2000
4000
8000
ALT960-DR, ALT961-DRW
NP Receiver
HP Receiver
Open
Closed
Open
Closed
30
32
35
35
47
50
57
58
41
42
49
49
114
114
117
117
108
108
112
112
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.9
0.8
0.7
1.1
0.9
0.8
1.0
0.8
24
100–6790
12
70
25
100–6720
12
70
26
100–7150
12
70
26
100–7140
12
70
non-W
Current drain
500
0
20
1.2
W
non-W
1.2
1.1
W
non-W
1.2
1.1
W
non-W
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dB SPL
dB SPL
Hz
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W
mA
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mA
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dB
dB SPL
dB SPL
1.1
Tinnitus Sound Generator
ReSound Unite® Mini Microphone
The versatile ReSound Unite® Mini
Microphone is a wireless clip-on
microphone that transmits sound
from various sources directly to your
patient’s hearing instruments. It provides
audiological benefits that no hearing
instrument alone can offer.
It also functions as a personal portable
audio-streaming device that can be
connected to just about any audio source
via a mini-jack plug. This means that your
tinnitus patient can play back whatever
sounds they find most helpful directly into
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their hearing instruments—without wires,
without wearing any additional devices,
and without any hassle.
The ReSound Unite Mini Microphone can
stream from TVs, computers, iPods/MP3
players and other sound systems.
Facts:
• Size: 2.4 x 1.3 x 0.7 in
• Weight: 0.74 oz
• Rechargeable battery: 8.5 hours talk time
• Wireless streaming frequency: 2.4 GHz
• Audio streaming range: 5–20 ft
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dB SPL
dB SPL
dB SPL
RIE (receiver-in-the-ear)
250
M =
P =
Closed/Classic configuration
U =
Power—Open configuration R =
NP=
Power/
Power—Closed configuration HP=
D =
Ultra power configuration
V =
I =
W =
Open configuration
Technical
specifications
Remote microphone
Power
Ultra power
RIE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
Normal power receiver
High power receiver
Dual microphones
Volume control
Direct Audio Input (DAI)
Wireless technology
ANSI S3.22-2003
2cc coupler
Reference test gain (60 dB SPL input)
HFA
Full-on gain (50 dB SPL input)
Max
HFA
Maximum output (90 dB SPL input)
Max
HFA
500
1000
2000
4000
8000
250
500
1000
2000
4000
Transitional BTE
(standard/power)
Mini BTE
8000
250
500
1000
2000
4000
8000
250
500
1000
2000
4000
8000
250
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ALT962-DVIRW, ALT762-DVIRW
NP Receiver
HP Receiver
Open Closed Open Closed
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50
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58
41
42
49
49
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114
117
117
108
108
112
112
ALT967-DIW,
ALT767-DIW
Open Classic
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41
51
54
44
48
119
123
113
117
500
1000
2000
4000
8000
ALTx87ALT977-DVIW,
ALT777/ALT577-DVIW DVIW
Open Classic Classic
dB
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dB
dB
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50
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127
130 dB SPL
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127 dB SPL
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0.8
0.7
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2.0
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2.0
Total harmonic distortion
500 Hz
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0.9
1.1
1.0
0.1
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1.4
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800 Hz
1600 Hz
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Telecoil sensitivity (SPLIV @ 31.6 mA/m)
HFA
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Equivalent input noise (without noise reduction)
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Frequency range (DIN 45605)
100–6790 100–6720 100–7150 100–7140 100–6920 100–6870 100–6740 100–6850 100–6400
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Attack and release times (ANSI RTG -7 dB)Attack
Release
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Current drain
Battery size 13
Battery size 312
Battery size 10A
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1.2
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1.2
1.2
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dB SPL
dB SPL
Hz
ms
ms
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1.2
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mA
mA
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dB SPL
dB SPL
Tinnitus Sound Generator
TSG—Max overall output levelMax
TSG—Max A-weighted overall output levelMax
TSG—Max 1/3 octave output levelMax
ReSound Alera TS™ is flexible.
It can be programmed and used as:
• a combination hearing instrument and tinnitus sound generator
• a hearing instrument only
• a tinnitus sound generator only
ReSound Alera TS™
Key features
White Noise Generator
Frequency Shaper
Volume Control of Noise
Environmental Steering™
Amplitude Modulation
Streaming of Sound Signals
What they do for your patient
Proven as an effective stimulus for the
relief of tinnitus
Sound generator is individualized to
provide maximum listening comfort and
optimal relief from tinnitus
Manual control of sound generator
Automatic control of sound generator level
in every listening environment, without the
need for manual adjustment
Customizes the noise generator
for maximum comfort
Flexibility for providing therapeutic
tinnitus sounds
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