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What Makes Speech Priority Noise Reduction (SPNR) Different from Other Systems?

Erin Reichert, MS

January 6, 2014

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What makes Speech Priority Noise Reduction (SPNR) different from other systems?


Answer

First of all, our system does not work on channels and bands like traditional hearing aids. Instead the signal is processed as a whole and monitors the signal to noise ratio. When the noise gets louder than the desired speech signal, SPNR kicks in.

How does it do that?

It is quite an impressive process, actually. We are able to separate the steady state noise from the highly modulated speech signal. SPNR only attacks the noise when the desired signal (speech) is compromised. It does this so quickly and efficiently, it is able to attenuate the noise in between the sounds of speech. It does this all without reducing the speech signal.

That sounds like a really great feature. What levels of Sonic technology has SPNR?

That’s the fantastic thing about our current product line-up; so many of our products offer SPNR. Whether you need a RIC (Flip100, Flip80 and Flip60), a BTE or custom aid (Bliss100, Bliss80, Charm60, Charm40), an IIC (Bliss100, Charm60), your patients will be able to benefit from this technology.

For more information, please visit http://www.sonici.com/ or the Sonic Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.




erin reichert

Erin Reichert, MS

Director, Professional Services

Erin Reichert is the Director of Professional Services at Sonic and is responsible for Audiology Services as well as Customer Care. Her primary focus is to create world-class support and service in every interaction with Sonic. Prior to her current position, she held various positions of increasing responsibility within the company, most recently having been Manager of Audiology Services. Prior to joining Sonic in 2006, Erin worked at a private practice serving south-eastern Minnesota. Erin received her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - Go Badgers!


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