Miracle Ear's new GENIUS product line introduces Binaural Wireless 3.0, which is allegedly 1000x faster than Miracle Ear's previous generation of wireless technology. Binaural Wireless 3.0 enables GENIUS hearing aids to send the complete audio signal from one device to the other. Such technology has been used by other brands (most notably Phonak) in the past, and has also been used in Siemens hearing aids, which are manufactured by the same company as Miracle Ear (Sivantos). In the Siemens world, the technology is known as e2e wireless 3.0, and seems to have similar benefits; hearing aids form a "virtual eight-microphone network" to provide a "heightened sensitivity of the acoustic environment." This technology not available in certain models, such as the GENIUS mini RIC.
This video explains the process of seeing a Miracle Ear hearing provider. A free hearing test is provided, but Miracle Ear states that tests are "audiometric test[s] to determine proper amplification needs only" and "not medical exams or diagnoses." We're not sure if that means the tests can't diagnose hearing loss, but we are open to further clarification. The video also walks through the features and benefits of Miracle Ear's new GENIUS technology.
The Miracle Ear Genius RIC 5300 has disposable batteries, telecoil, push button, volume control, rechargeable batteries, directionality, adjustment synchronization, tinnitus relief, and frequency lowering.