Phonak Hearing Aids – Life Is On
One of the foremost hearing aids manufacturers is Phonak, a Swiss-based company that has grown into a worldwide leader in the hearing aids market since it was founded more than 60 years ago. Phonak’s expertise in both hearing technology and acoustics, in tandem with the skills and knowledge of hearing professionals, have played significant roles in helping people around the globe improve their ability to hear and understand speech, and therefore better their quality of life.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Hearing loss undoubtedly presents a lot of challenges and limitations. Finding the best hearing aids can be difficult, with many options available. Among them are devices from Phonak, a leading hearing aid manufacturer for more than seven decades. The company’s expertise in acoustic and hearing technology has played a significant role in producing top quality hearing aids that have improved many people’s life quality.
Like other modern hearing aids, Phonak hearing aids are designed to go beyond sound amplification. Besides providing great comfort and sounds, these aids have many additional advanced features, such as lithium-ion rechargeable options and Bluetooth streaming technology that makes pairing with other electronic devices like smart phones effortless. Bravo Hearing has worked with Phonak for years to ensure that patients regain their hearing ability.
Why Use Phonak Hearing Aids?
There is a wide selection of Phonak hearing aid models: form IIC (invisible-in-the-canal) custom hearing aids to miniature RIC (receiver-in-the-canal) over the ear styles. From entry level to premium technology, Phonak line of hearing aid devices ensure that every individual and hearing professional finds the appropriate hearing aids for their and their client’s needs. The versatility with Phonak aids enables those with hearing difficulties to listen with ease and clarity in a variety of environments. Common Phonak hearing aid styles include traditional behind the ear, receiver in the canal, and custom in the canal options. Current Phonak hearing aids have the following features:
- Autosense OS – this hearing aid operating system enables users to listen seamlessly all day long. The aids feature adjustable volume, noise reduction, directionality and other features that automatically adapt to changing listening environments.
- Binaural Voice stream – this feature enables hearing aids to communicate and share information together and function as wireless systems. The technology goes beyond basic wireless aids sharing volume and program settings and allows the aids to share data and sound between ears for 360-degree hearing clarity.
- Sound Recover – this feature uses sound transposition to tone down high-pitched, hard to hear sounds to frequencies whre patient still has usable, audible hearing.
The newest innovation from Phonak is the Audéo Paradise, which excels in hearing performance and has a wide range of new, elevated features. The Phonak Audéo Paradise, the successor to the Marvel, delivers crisp natural sound with brilliant speech understanding. It also has personalized noise cancelling, a one-tap voice assistant and connects to smartphones, TVs and smart apps. The Phonak Audéo Paradise uses the new PRISM (Processing Real-time Intelligent Sound Management) sound processing chip that features approximately double the memory of Phonak’s previous chip. It even deploys a new fitting formula designed to provide better fits (particularly for milder losses), reduced reverberation, greater dynamic range, and reduced listening fatigue in noise. The company is also introducing a new version of AutoSense OS ™ (ASOS 4.0), the fourth-generation of its successful operating system which augments the existing feature set found in Audéo Marvel with a new speech enhancer, dynamic noise cancellation, and motion-sensor hearing technology for even better performance in noisy environments.
Phonak hearing aids provide effective and dependable performance along with the flexibility to select from a variety of styles based on the personal needs/preferences of the wearer and they are recommended by many hearing professionals. The Phonak models most commonly dispensed by the specialists from Bravo Hearing Centre in Toronto include the following:
Newest Phonak Hearing Aids
The latest line of hearing aids from Phonak is the Paradise range. These products are made based on the PRISM chip, which integrates many Bluetooth and 2.4GHz communication protocols. This helps connect the hearing aid and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones or smart TVs easily.
Additionally, the Paradise devices feature personalized noise cancellation options, a speech enhancer, and connectivity for a variety of accessories.
Perhaps the most interesting advancement with the Phonak Paradise line is the motion sensor. By simply tapping your ear, you can use the built-in microphone to activate a voice assistant, enjoy hands-free calling, and stream or pause music.
What Does a Phonak Hearing Aid Cost?
The cost of Phonak hearing aids varies based on the model and the features you want. Therefore, it is impossible to have a budget before you get a diagnosis. Visit our hearing specialists to determine the extent of your hearing loss, and we will be able to recommend the right Phonak hearing aid for you.
The Lifespan of Phonak Hearing Aids
The lithium-ion technology found inside rechargeable Phonak hearing aids has been tested to last upwards of 6 years. However, as with all delicate electronic devices, proper care and maintenance are necessary for your hearing aids to last longer.
Phonak Hearing Aid Models
Phonak Audeo Paradise
Models include: P-R, P-RT, P-312, P-13T
Phonak Bolero™ M
When your hearing aids automatically adapt to any sound environment, you live without limits.
Phonak Naída™ M
When dedicated technology in high-powered cameras allows you to get closer, you live without limits. Life is on
Phonak Virto ™ M
When a biometric hearing aid provides better hearing, you live without limits. Life is on.
Phonak Virto™ M-Titanium
An exceptionally discreet, individual hearing aid made of titanium.
In terms of the features and options available with Phonak hearing aids, individuals can take advantage of one or more of the following, listed in no particular order:
- Natural sound orientation – understanding speech from any direction
- Speech focus – an ability to concentrate on one voice in a noisy crowd
- Blocking out echoing or reverberations
- Feedback-free hearing – little to no whistling
- Suppression of wind noise when in use outdoors
- Better and clearer understanding on the telephone
- Controlling both hearing aids with one touch (synchronization)
- Water-resistant and moisture-resistant protection
- Aesthetically-appealing and ergonomic designs
All of the Phonak models are available in four different performance levels: basic, standard, advanced, and premium. The availability of various features and options will be dependent on the performance level selected.
Frequently Asked Questions about Phonak Hearing Aids
Do Phonak hearing aids have wireless accessories?
Yes. Phonak has a wide range of wireless accessories that can be used with your hearing aids. These include a wireless connection to TVs and computers, smart phones, smart apps, and hand-held remote controls. Your hearing professional can provide you with more information on these accessories.
What are Roger wireless communication systems?
These are wireless communication systems using Roger receivers and wireless microphones. With the Roger microphone placed next to the sound source, words will be clearly transmitted to the hearing aids over distance.
Where would I find the serial number for my hearing aid or accessory?
On Phonak hearing aids the serial number can be found inside their battery compartment. On the Phonak accessories, serial numbers are found inside the battery compartment, or on the back.
What causes the sound from my hearing aid to be muffled or distorted?
If the sound you hear from your device is muffled or distorted, consider checking your hearing aid’s wax guards and mic ports for blockage. The hearing aid’s receivers may need to be replaced by your hearing professional. Also check if the hearing aid needs a fresh battery or charging.
For further information on the Phonak models of hearing aids, call the Bravo Hearing Centre in Toronto today at 416-207-9711 to speak with one of our hearing aid specialists.