Stride P, the most recent addition to the Unitron family of hearing aids, has been recognized with the 2016 Red Dot Product Design Award. Developed for patients with more severe hearing loss, the organically shaped, behind-the-ear (BTE) Stride P combines the best of fluid styling, comfort and intuitive control.
For more severe hearing losses, a larger hearing instrument is required to house a more powerful battery. Stride P accommodates this design consideration with style and grace, featuring a flowing shape that tucks discreetly and comfortably behind the ear. G2 curvatures yield a smooth, flawless surface, while the darker accent applied to the central housing is designed to create an impression of a smaller hearing aid in the hand. User controls are characterized by intuitive design, including defined tactile program and volume buttons , easy operation even for those with dexterity issues, and a battery door that ensures batteries are inserted correctly. The close attention to physical and psychological comfort - how Stride P feels and how it makes wearers feel - and intuitive functionality improves patient acceptance.
"Stride P represents a further maturing of patient-centric design philosophy, initially launched with the award-winning Moxi product family and extends our unique design thinking to the BTE category," commmented André de Goeij, Director of Product Management and Product Marketing, Unitron. "While Stride represents a larger form factor, its fluid design and flawless appearance successfully creates the impression of a much smaller hearing aid in the hand."