All Access Directionality

Role
Automatically adjusts directional microphone patterns according to a binaural hearing strategy.

End user benefit
Provides the optimum settings to help users effortlessly engage with people and surrounding sounds as they move through their daily listening situations.

The Environmental Classifier monitors the acoustic environment and automatically switches among different modes with specially designed directional patterns to support three listening strategies. This ensures that clients have the most optimised settings to hear their best in any situation. They get superior sound quality in quieter situations, and the ability to follow dynamic conversations without losing touch with their surroundings when there is background noise.

In noisier situations, All Access Directionality uses a new binaural connection to create a stronger, more focused beam for sounds in front of the listener. Compared to traditional directionality it provides up to 2 dB better signal-to-noise ratio*.

* Groth J. (2020). The evolution of the binaural hearing strategy: All Access Directionality and Ultra Focus. ReSound white paper.