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About Bernafon

Bernafon  every product pools highest standards of Swiss Engineering; ever since in 1946 Hans Gfeller Junior developed a hearing instrument, Switzerland's first,  for his father, the founder of Bernafon.

Bernafon introduced the world’s first digitally programmable hearing instrument in 1988. The introduction of such a revolutionary hearing system marked a quantum leap, and with it, Bernafon made a lasting impression in the hearing instrument industry. In 2002, Bernafon struck again, introducing the first Channel Free™ hearing system, a unique approach to signal processing.

Today, digital signal processing, improved miniaturization, as well as creative and innovative programming have resulted in increasingly complex systems with expanded customer benefits.

Bernafon hearing systems are offered in a full array of styles, colors and options and can easily be operated with optional remote controls and linked to other communication devices via Bluetooth® technology. Bernafon hearing solutions can either be worn almost invisibly in and behind-the-ear, or visibly in a playfully fashionable way.

Acriva IIC
Bernafon, Hearing Aids

Style preferences play an extremely important role in hearing instrument selection. And there is a definite preference for a small, discreet style amongst end users. Bernafon’s Acriva IIC hearing instrument is a new, extremely small, easy-to-use hearing instrument. “The new Acriva IIC is so small that it practically disappears in the client’s ear canal”, says Bruno Keller, Director of Marketing at Bernafon AG in Bern Switzerland. “This extremely comfortable instrument is placed deeply in the ear canal not only for cosmetic reasons, but to preserve the natural directionality of the external ear and to maintain a natural sensation of the client’s own voice. The Acriva IIC fits easily into the lifestyle of the most active and demanding client.” These additional benefits make the Acriva IIC an even more sophisticated solution. Preserving the natural directionality of the external ear, the pinna effect, allows users to maintain their normal spatial awareness and know where sounds are coming from. This is crucial for speech understanding as well as safety in noisy situations. Maintaining the natural sound of the client’s own voice is achieved through the tight fit in the bony portion of the ear canal which reduces vibrations in the canal and therefore diminishes the occlusion effect.