Binaural Spatial Mapping is Starkey Hearing Technology’s ear-to-ear wireless hearing aid communication program. This system enhances sound quality by automatically adjusting two synced wireless hearing aids to bring about better clarity of speech in noisy environments. This, in turn, often makes it easier for the wearer to listen to conversation when loud background noise is present, such as in restaurants, in shopping malls, at sporting events, at parties, and on busy streets.
What It Means
Wouldn’t it be nice to make a change on one of your hearing aids without needing to make the same change to the other one? With ear-to-ear wireless hearing aid communication, you don’t have to! The right and the left hearing aids are connected by a wireless signal. If a change is made to one aid, the same change will be applied to the other side. This significantly reduces the amount of time people spend needing to make a minor adjustment.
What’s even more important is how this wireless hearing aid communication can enhance the patient’s listening comfort. Because the right and left hearing aids can now communicate, we can optimize the digital signal processing based on input from both hearing aids.
Systems such as Voice iQ², noise reduction, and directional microphones can be coordinated between the two hearing aids. This results in better speech enhancement and noise reduction, increasing the patient’s listening comfort in the more challenging listening situations. The two hearing aids work automatically to make these millions of calculations every second to provide the best sound quality possible.
Through this coordination of signals to each hearing aid with Binaural Spatial Mapping, users can find much more ease in listening, particularly in noisy social settings.