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  1. Default Bernafon Acriva

    These new Bernafon Acriva HA's have been on Bernafon's web site for a few weeks now. Has anyone actually trialed or fitted them? Any reviews on how they perform compared to previous Bernafons? My Costco fitter says he heard Costco might have something new from Bernafon (I assume the Acrivas) by mid-summer. Thanks.

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    I haven't seen the launch package as of yet so I won't be able to comment on this product yet... but Bernafon in general makes a great sounding hearing aid. I would expect nothing less with the Acriva.
    HearingAidHelper

  3. Default Any Bernafon Acriva users yet?

    I thought I'd try to revive this thread now that a few weeks have passed. I returned my Resound Forzas to Costco at the end of my trial hoping that brand-new technology would improve my HA experience.
    Costco should have the Bernafon Acrivas available very soon. I am trying to get an idea whether Acrivas are a quantum leap in performance beyond the Bernafon Chronos that Costco now carries, or only a slight improvement.
    If the consensus is that Acrivas are only slightly better than the Chronos, I might consider going to an independent audi for state-of-the-art technology. Has anyone had any experience with the Acrivas yet? Thanks.

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    I went to my Costco yesterday for a new hearing test (it's been three years) and the Acriva was in the display case.



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    So what is so good about the new Acriva? Any info out on them?
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    New features include:

    • No more racing stripes
    • New chip (I'm assuming the same one as Oticon Alta, but the rep who visited wasn't sure)
    • Better noise reduction (4msec release time vs 4 second according the rep who visited)
    • Frequency Composition (most similar to Starkey's Spectral IQ vs other forms of frequency lowering)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    I thought I'd try to revive this thread now that a few weeks have passed. I returned my Resound Forzas to Costco at the end of my trial hoping that brand-new technology would improve my HA experience.
    Costco should have the Bernafon Acrivas available very soon. I am trying to get an idea whether Acrivas are a quantum leap in performance beyond the Bernafon Chronos that Costco now carries, or only a slight improvement.
    If the consensus is that Acrivas are only slightly better than the Chronos, I might consider going to an independent audi for state-of-the-art technology. Has anyone had any experience with the Acrivas yet? Thanks.
    The Acriva's will be noticeably more responsive in speech in noise situations vs. the Chronos aids and have a new streamer, but unless you have a 70dBHL or greater loss at 3 and 4kHz with better thresholds for the lower frequencies you're unlikely to benefit from frequency composition.
    Last edited by xresolutionx; 06-25-2013 at 11:58 PM.

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    It's interesting. Why not?
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    Thanks everyone for your responses. Speech in speech noise is my main issue since I am in noisy bar/restaurant situations several nights a week. I am encouraged that my decision to return the Forzas in anticipation of a better experience with the Acrivas will turn out to have been a good one.

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    I just got my hands on a set of Acriva 9 RITE. I will be testing them out on myself and report back.
    HearingAidHelper

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