Sonic Innovations started through digital signal processing research by professors in California and Utah. First known as Sonix Technologies in 1991, the Utah based company became a commercial business through Utah’s Center of Excellence program. The company renamed themselves Sonic Innovations in 1996 and released their first hearing aid in 1998. They have since expanded to create a large manufacturing headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota and offices in other sites around the world.
Sonic Innovations has a variety of hearing aids, in various levels of technology, for mild to severe degrees of hearing loss.
Flip100, Groove, and Velocity24 products. The Flip100 device has a 10 kHz bandwidth and 4 levels of noise reduction. In addition to its fixed and adaptive directional microphones, it also has hybrid adaptive directional technology, which can benefit users in lower noise environments. The product also has impulse noise reduction, 4 manual listening programs, and 13 environments. The Groove product has 24 compression channels and adaptive noise reduction capabilities. This product also has expansion, for managing low level unwanted noise. The Velocity24 product comes equipped with fixed noise reduction as well as automatic noise reduction and frequency dependent noise reduction, which reduces noise interference based on the users hearing loss configuration. This device has fixed, automatic, and adaptive directional microphone technology and adaptive feedback cancellation.
Flip80, Varicom9, and Velocity12 products. The Flip80 device has an 8 kHz bandwidth and 3 levels of noise reduction. It also has 4 manual listening programs and 10 environments. It comes equipped with directional and adaptive microphones as well as impulse noise reduction. The Varicom9 product comes with 4 levels of adaptive noise reduction, 4 manual listening programs, and 12 listening environments. It has fixed and adaptive directional microphones as well as adaptive high frequency directional microphone technology. This product also has a feedback cancellation system. The Velocity 12 product has fixed noise reduction as well as fixed, automatic, and adaptive directional microphone technology. This product also has fixed and adaptive feedback cancellation.
Flip 60, Varicom5, and Velocity6 products. The Flip60 device has an 8 kHz bandwidth and 2 levels of noise reduction. It has 3 manual programs and 8 environments. The device also has fixed directional microphones. The Varicom5 product has 2 levels of adaptive noise reduction and has fixed and adaptive directional microphone technology. It comes with 3 manual programs and 11 listening environments. The Velocity6 hearing aid comes with fixed noise reduction as well as fixed, automatic, and adaptive directionality. It also has fixed and adaptive feedback cancellation available.
Basic Level Product
Velocity4 product. The Velocity4 instrument comes equipped with fixed feedback cancellation, fixed directional microphones and fixed noise reduction.
Sonic Innovations also offers power products, for those with more profound hearing loss, in both the midlevel and advanced technology levels.