PHONAK

PHONAK hearing aids are one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. PHONAK started its business in Switzerland in 1947 with the establishment of a company called Elektroakustik fur AG. Then in 1965 it was renamed Phonak AG, a name that is now well known among audiologists.

PHONAK hearing aids are now part of the Sonova group. In addition to PHONAK, the Sonova Group owns Unitron, Hansaton and the Advanced Bionics cochlear implant.
PHONAK has been producing hearing aids and hearing aids, especially for children, for more than half a century and sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world.
In 2020, PHONAK introduced a new product on the Paradise platform, this new hearing aid has the technology made for every phone (Made for All). Now only the RIC model and the back of the phone of this hearing aid have been produced and offered.
The latest platform to offer a wide range of PHONAK hearing aids is the Marvel platform. The Marvel platform is a little older than the Paradise platform, which is still amazing. If you want to buy a hearing aid on the back of the phone, inside the phone or invisibly from PHONAK, Bolero and Virto are the right choice for you.
PHONAK is slightly different from other manufacturers in naming its hearing aids.
PHONAK categorizes its products into four levels: Advanced, Standard, Essential and Premium.
The company uses numbers to indicate the level of technology of its products and apparently names its types of hearing aids under different names.
At PHONAK, the BTE hearing aids called Bolero, the in-ear Virto, the RIC Audéo and the powerful BTE hearing aids Naida.

Paradise Platform

As mentioned, the latest PHONAK platform is called Paradise.
This platform includes a wide range of hearing aids made for each phone (Made For All).
Audéo Paradise hearing aid
The Audéo Paradise hearing aid is designed for people with mild to profound hearing loss and works with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or disposable over-the-air. It can be connected directly to smartphones and TVs.
The Audéo Paradise hearing aid is a RIC type, meaning it has a microphone and amplifier behind the ear and a receiver (speaker) inside the ear. Rick hearing aids are light and delicate and may not be suitable for people with severe to profound hearing loss.
Naida Paradise hearing aid
The Naida Paradise hearing aid is a BTE. The hearing aid's ambient noise reduction program can be customized, and it also connects to devices such as televisions and smartphones via Bluetooth.
Available in two different models for different degrees of hearing loss; Mild to intense and deep. The P-PR model uses a rechargeable lithium battery for people with mild to severe hearing loss. The P-UP model uses disposable on-air batteries for those with profound hearing loss.

 

Marvel Platform

The Marvel hearing aid has a sound management system called Autosense 3.0, which detects more audio environments than before and adapts its function to the environment more automatically and accurately.
This system (Autosense 3.0) classifies the surrounding sounds, then adapts itself to the environment, which you need to hear better.
Many hearing aid manufacturers, including Resound, Oticon, Widex, Bernafon, and Signa (Siemens), developed Made For iPhone hearing aids for direct connection to a mobile phone, but PHONAK decided to connect to a mobile phone find another way.
They chose a way to connect directly to any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. PHONAK used the traditional Bluetooth protocol for this connection, which has many advantages. This means that the new PHONAK hearing aids are technically capable of connecting to any Bluetooth-enabled device, not just cell phones.
Marvel allows users to experience direct and stereo sound from any type of Bluetooth device, including most cell phones, computers, and even some modern TVs.
Main features:

  • Direct and stereo connection: Stereo and direct voice transmission (without the need for an interface) from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, laptops, PCs, Macs, Android phones, Windows Mobile phones and any Bluetooth-enabled handset. Hearing aids work like hands-free.
  • Transfer audio from TV: Audio from Bluetooth TVs is sent directly to the Marvel hearing aid. Audio can also be sent to the hearing aid from Phonak TV accessories.
  • Rechargeable hearing aid: With one charge, you can use Marvel hearing aid for a whole day.
  • Remote Tuning: Your hearing care professional can set up a Marvel hearing aid for you online without having to go to a hearing clinic.
  • RogerDirect: For the first time, users will be able to send audio directly from Roger devices to hearing aids.
  • Extensible: Full connection between two phones and the ability to update this feature.
  • Speech-to-text application: PHONAK has also introduced a new application for converting speech to text with its new products. The new app acts like a transcription system, allowing the user to read what has been said by the caller. This app works synchronously, you hear the phone call through the hearing
  • aid and you can read it instantly. This application allows deaf people to better understand telephone conversations through their mobile phones.
  • TV interface: Marvel hearing aids connect directly to Bluetooth TVs. PHONAK has also introduced a new TV interface. This low-power TV interface transmits high quality sound and reduces hearing aid battery consumption.

Introduction of older processing systems (platforms):

The first steps towards digital audio processing were taken in the 1960s, and in recent years the use of digital technology in the design of hearing aids has become part of the standard of hearing aids. Over the years, research and studies on hearing loss and how to process audio signals have continued.
With our increasing knowledge of the needs of the deaf, as well as entering the world of communications and the development of the microelectronics industry, digital and smart hearing aids gradually entered the market that were not only able to adapt to the audio environment, but also to use the world of wireless communications. They provided wireless and Bluetooth for the deaf so that they could use a variety of communication and entertainment tools in today's modern life.
Companies active in this field to provide these facilities and meet the needs of users, in different eras have always tried to offer a variety of platforms.
In late 2010, PHONAK introduced new tools by designing a new chip and introducing a new technology called Spice +. In these hearing aids, in addition to having the capabilities of previous hearing aids, there was an extraordinary harmony and harmony between the components and functions of the hearing aids. Wireless communication between two hearing aids and the processing of two signal phones enable users to have reliable hearing in difficult hearing conditions such as noisy environments.
At the end of 2013, PHONAK rebuilt its new processing system, adding a new set of hearing aids called Phonak by adding new capabilities based on binaural processing, changes in the adjustment formula, and changes in the structure of channels and programs. Launched Quest in various models.
Then in 2015, PHONAK introduced the Venture processing system (platform). With the increase in processing speed in this generation, changes were made in the pattern of automated programming of products, in order to be more adapted to the pink changes of the environment. Also, the capabilities of wireless smart hearing aids, including communication with audio devices and dual-ear communications, have been upgraded to significantly reduce the hearing aid's battery consumption.
But progress has been made, and the next processing system was called PHONAK Belong, which fulfilled one of the oldest user desires, a rechargeable hearing aid battery. In addition, the structure of the automatic hearing aid program has been changed to adapt more quickly and accurately to the sound changes of the environment.

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