- Oct 24, 2023
Phonak - Hearing Aids and Accessories
Original article 5 Aug 2020 - Updated Oct 2023
The corporate headquarters of Phonak are in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1947, Phonak is regarded by many as the leading platform for hearing aid innovation. The quality of the latest Phonak Lumity Hearing Aid is a testament to that. It only comes in rechargeable models. It is recommended to go with the highest technology available that you can afford.
- Understand more speech in quiet and noise
- Automatically adjust and participate in challenging group conversations
- Reduced listening effort
- Scans the environment 700 times per second
- Voice Assistance Access at a Tap
- Identify conversations nearby without the need to turn your head
- Can connect to any Bluetooth device with amazing streaming
- Hands free phone calls (you do not have to take out your phone)
In the top level there is Speech Sensor which allows you to understand speech better from the side and behind. It scans in 30° sections and focusses on the loudest speech.
This gives 15% improved speech intelligibility. Stereo Zoom 2.0 is a feature for speech coming from your front. It eliminates noise coming from the environment around you. Speech Enhancer is for improving soft voices.
Evolution of Phonak Marvel Hearing Aids
In 2014, the first hearing aid made for iPhone was released. This allowed people to pair their hearing aids with their iPhone to stream music and phone calls. This has been an incredibly popular Phonak feature ever since.
In 2016, the first reliable rechargeable hearing aids were released, powered by lithium-ion batteries. At this point in time, good rechargeable hearing aids were available and hearing aids made for iPhones were separately available. However, no hearing aid products that effectively combined both features were available on the market. And no hearing aid products that would connect directly with anything other than Apple products were available.
In 2017, Phonak released the first hearing aid to stream directly to not just iPhones, but virtually all mobile phones. However, it was not rechargeable.
In early 2018, Phonak released the first hearing aid made for iPhone that was also powered by lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. We finally had a good made-for-iPhone hearing aid, with a reliable rechargeable battery, but no hearing aids that would connect directly to Android phones or other phones on the market.
Finally, at the end of 2018, Phonak released the Marvel. It ties all these things together, connects to pretty much all phones and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
The latest Phonak Audeo M (Marvel) Hearing Aid is a Bluetooth enabled Hearing Aid - Made for Android & iPhone. One audiologist described the latest Phonak technology as "incredibly ground breaking like nothing we have ever seen [heard] before".
Phonak's Marvel hearing aids allow the widest connectivity to your devices and the best rechargeable battery technology with no sacrifices in sound performance.
"Unsurprisingly given Android's 85% global market share, Marvel has been a runaway success. Marvel is currently ranked the #1 hearing aid on Hearing Tracker's hearing aid directory, and Sonova, the Swiss parent company of Phonak, has seen their stock price increase over 40% since Marvel was announced."Abram Bailey (AuD) - Doctor of Audiology. 19 August 2019.
Roger Direct Microphones
Roger by Phonak is a digital wireless standard that helps hearing aid users to understand 62%* more (in noise and over distance) than those with normal hearing. It uses cutting-edge wireless microphones to pick up the voice of the speaker and transmit it wirelessly over 2.4 GHz to miniature ear-level receivers.
Phonak has improved its popular Roger wireless microphones by enabling them to communicate directly with Marvel hearing aids, without attaching external receivers. This huge improvement makes Roger far easier for people to use and for providers to support. It also keeps the Marvel hearing aids small and lightweight.
In 2019, Phonak made good on their promise that Marvel hearing aids would receive a compatibility upgrade to enable wireless connectivity with the entire Phonak suite of Roger™ wireless microphone products.
The release of RogerDirect delivers significant, tangible advances in Marvel users' ability to understand speech in noise, especially from a distance.
New Marvel Product Families
- The Phonak Bolero™ Marvel is a new, behind-the-ear (BTE) family of hearing aids for adults and the Phonak Sky™ Marvel is a new, BTE family of hearing aids designed for children.
- Both products directly stream audio content from all Bluetooth devices as well as iOS® and Android™ phones. They also work seamlessly with Phonak high-performance Roger remote microphones.
- The new Audéo M-RT model provides both rechargeability and hearing-loop access through the Rechargeable Telecoil-enabled Marvel.
Improved Bluetooth Pairing
Marvel 2.0 hearing aids now easily pair with two devices at one time.
- Clear, rich sound
- Connects to smartphones, TV and more
- Smart apps
The Phonak Audeo M (Marvel) Bluetooth Hearing Aid is made for Android & iPhone and...
- Has amazing features like streaming to both ears with various other features and models across the range.
- Has a switch that allows you to increase volume or decrease volume or change programs.
- Has a new moulded design that will not get in the way of the thickest of glasses frames.
- Has a new dome and wax protector.
The Marvel hearing aid will connect to any phone because it uses Bluetooth® Classic (not Bluetooth low energy). So there is no restriction on the capability and it is very efficient in terms of battery life even for the most connected of users.
Marvel uses your voice via the microphone on the hearing aids - so you can keep talking with your phone in another room. You do not even have to pull your phone out of your pocket or purse. And it streams for both ears.
Streams all Audio
- Telephone calls (hands free to both ears)
- Music (great sound quality)
- Audio books
- Youtube video
- TV (with TV connector)
Titanium Invisible Hearing Aid
Phonak Virto B-Titanium invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) is the smallest Phonak hearing aid ever. It is so discreet, that nobody will see how well you hear.
Titanium is renowned for its strength and durability - being 15 times stronger than acrylic.
Phonak Virto B-Titanium hearing aids are custom-made from titanium to fit perfectly in your ear. It's made from the high-tech material titanium which makes it incredibly strong, light and durable.
In addition, the Virto B hearing aid is fully automatic featuring AutoSense OS, It adapts simply to every sound environment automatically for excellent hearing performance everywhere. There is no need to manually adjust the hearing aids.
Phonak Hearing Aid Accessories
The Phonak Roger Pen microphone won the prestigious German DESIGN AWARD 2017.
The Roger Pen iN (Marvel) is a discrete microphone which wirelessly enhances your hearing when wearing compatible Phonak hearing aids.
Based on Phonak's Roger technology with adaptive algorithms the pen microphone offers-:
- high quality wireless transmission
- adjusts to the noise level
"With the Roger Pen, hearing aid users understand up to 62% better than people without hearing loss in noise and over distance, which is impossible with any hearing aid alone.
The wireless technology allowed persons with primarily moderate-to-severe bilateral hearing impairment to surpass persons with normal hearing in speech recognition in noise, with the greatest benefit occurring with adaptive digital technology."
The suite of Phonak hearing aid accessories includes:
Chargers, powerpacks, remote controls, pen and table microphones, TV links and TV connectors.
|Partner Mic (Marvel)||$390|
|TV Connector (Marvel)||$225|
|Mini Charger (Marvel)||$165|
|Remote Control (Marvel)||$235|
|Roger Select iN (Marvel)||$1,755|
|Roger Pen iN (Marvel)||$1,665|
|Roger Table Mic II iN (Marvel)||$2,295|
|ComPilot II Air||$300|
|TV Link II||$255|
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