Phonak Press Releases

2014

Phonak Naída Q plus Roger

Phonak Naída Q plus Roger

Staefa, Switzerland (July 08, 2014) – The Phonak Naída Q product family has rapidly become the hearing aid of choice in the high gain and output category. The Roger technology that bridges the understanding gap in noise and over distance has set new wireless standards, outperforming other existing systems by up to 54%*. Together, they can make all the difference for those who rely on their hearing solution the most: people with severe to profound hearing loss. The idea: One reliable and easy-to-use complete system that adapts automatically to the user’s environment. Whether at work, at home with family and friends, or travelling, Phonak Naída Q plus the Roger system offer unrivaled performance across different listening situations. The result: People with hearing loss can even understand up to 62%* more speech in noise and over distance than normal hearing people.  more

Roger Guide-U

Roger Guide-U: Guided tours that sparkle

Staefa, Switzerland (July 08, 2014) – The Guide-U system makes sure that visitors in leading attractions worldwide, such as the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the Dresden Start Art Collections in the Semper Building, can effortlessly understand what their guide tells them. Powered by the unique Roger technology, the latest generation of the guiding system offers an even greater listening experience to every visitor: groups of any size, several groups in the same room, and even people with hearing loss can rely on Roger Guide-U to get more out of their guided tour.  more

International Pediatric Conference

Roger Focus: Because every child deserves a chance to focus

Staefa, Switzerland (July 01, 2014) – The capability to focus on auditory stimuli is one of the key components of a child’s learning and development1. Children with unilateral hearing loss, autism spectrum disorder or auditory processing disorders often struggle to clearly hear and focus on the voices of parents, teachers and other caregivers – especially when noise levels increase. This is where Roger Focus comes in: The discreet and comfortable behind-the-ear Roger receiver is the perfect companion for these children. Fully compatible with other types of classroom technology and easy to use, it supports children during class. Also designed for little active explorers, the hassle-free Roger Focus is resistant to water, sweat and dust.  more

International Pediatric Conference

International Pediatric Conference

Staefa, Switzerland (May 26, 2014) – “Current Developments and New Directions in Pediatric Audiology” marked the 1st International Pediatric Conference in the Asia-Pacific region, providing the latest in pediatric audiology research and relevant clinical information. More than 550 hearing health professionals from more than 15 countries around the world attended the conference that took place in Shanghai on April 11-13.  more

Welcome to a teen’s world

Welcome to a teen’s world

Orlando, Florida / Staefa, Switzerland (March 26, 2014) – Can hearing solutions stream music? Can I do outdoor sports no matter the weather? Teens want to know all about the latest hearing technology and what it can do for them. Because a teen’s world is a different one, Phonak presents the first microsite tailored to the needs of teenagers with hearing loss.  more

Tinnitus

Phonak Tinnitus Program: Be the expert

Orlando, Florida / Staefa, Switzerland (March 26, 2014) – The new Phonak Tinnitus Program offers audiologists everything they need to develop their business with tinnitus clients. It contains all the technology and tools required to treat hearing loss and tinnitus simultaneously and effectively – all while giving audiologists the freedom to follow their preferred tinnitus management philosophy.   more

Phonak Lyric

Phonak Lyric: 12 mm make all the difference

Orlando, Florida / Staefa, Switzerland (March 26, 2014) – From the very beginning, Phonak Lyric has been unique: It is the only hearing aid that is 100% invisible and can be worn 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for months at a time, and without requiring the hassles of changing batteries. A convincing concept: 94% of the Lyric users would recommend Lyric to their friends and beloved ones.   more

Leo interactive book

Meet Leo the lion cub - storybook and iPad app

Stäfa, Switzerland (February 17, 2014) – Two-in-one Leo storybook and interactive iPad app help parents, teachers and caregivers put children at ease with the hearing care process and associated technologies.  more

2013

Winner at the British-Swiss Business Awards 2013

Stäfa, Switzerland (November 29, 2013) – Phonak has been honored with the Company of the Year Awards 2013 at yesterday’s British-Swiss Business Awards Gala Dinner in Geneva. The leading hearing systems manufacturer, headquartered in Stäfa, near Zurich, and based in Warrington, UK, has been recognized for its engagement in the British and Swiss markets, its contribution to the British-Swiss business relationship and its innovative business strategy in both markets.  more

Wireless communication devices help children with autism to understand and engage more in class

Stäfa, Switzerland (November 6, 2013) – A study published in The Journal of Pediatrics has shown that sustained use of wireless communication devices can help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder understand more speech in class, aid in their social interaction and improve educational outcomes.   more

Phonak presents the most complete portfolio of solutions ever

Nuremberg, Germany / Stäfa, Switzerland (October 16, 2013) – Phonak today presents its most complete portfolio of solutions ever, with the Quest platform at its core. The Wireless Communication Portfolio, including the new digital standard Roger and the Phonak DECT CP1 cordless phone, offers people with severe to profound hearing loss an extra boost in a range of challenging listening situations.   more

Phonak Naída Q plus expanded Phonak Wireless Communication Portfolio

Nuremberg, Germany / Stäfa, Switzerland (October 16, 2013) – With the Naída Q product family plus the expanded Wireless Communication Portfolio, Phonak presents a powerful solution for people with severe to profound hearing loss. The Phonak wireless accessories are easier to use and demonstrate than ever while offering highest performance. They provide the extra boost that people with severe to profound hearing loss often need in challenging listening situations.
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Phonak pediatrics solutions ensure a child’s speech access is continually optimized

Nuremberg, Germany / Stäfa, Switzerland (October 16, 2013) – The dedicated pediatric solutions from Phonak, featuring the new Phonak Sky Q hearing aids family and the Roger technology, ensure a child’s speech access is continually optimized whatever their environment. The Phonak Sky Q product portfolio includes four models across three performance levels based on the powerful Quest platform.  more

More than 2,000,000 Phonak Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aids fitted worldwide

Stäfa, Switzerland (August 27, 2013) – Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aids have been the standout growth driver of the hearing aid industry over the last years. The RIC segment is growing three times faster than the overall market and accounts for roughly one quarter of the global market today. A Phonak survey among hearing care professionals worldwide has revealed why RICs are the rising stars in the hearing aid market.  more

HearingLikeMe: Online community for people with hearing loss receives multiple honors

Stäfa, Switzerland (July 9, 2013) – Only one year after its launch, the online community
www.hearinglikeme.com has been awarded with a number of prestigious prizes: Following the
best online video award at this year’s Telly Awards, HearingLikeMe.com has now been
announced as a triple winner at the Communicator Awards and nominated for the 2013 Medical
Marketing & Media (MM&M) Awards.  more

Child hearing assessments go digital with launch of C.H.A.T.

Scottsdale, Arizona (June 26, 2013) – Phonak today launches the Child Hearing Assessment Toolkit (C.H.A.T.) at the EAA Summer Conference 2013. This new web-based tool allows hearing care professionals working in education, such as the educational audiologists attending EAA, to go digital - selecting, filling out and managing their patient assessments on any laptop, desktop PC or tablet device.  more

Phonak launches new visual identity known as ‘Engaging Voices’

Stäfa, Switzerland (May 2013) – Leading hearing aid manufacturer Phonak has announced the launch of ‘Engaging Voices’, a new visual identity for their brand. It focuses on the voice as the strongest connection to the world and puts the consumers’ needs at the heart of its communication materials.  more

Phonak expands its Quest platform with new product lines

Anaheim, California / Stäfa, Switzerland (April 3, 2013) - New Phonak Audéo Q and Phonak Naída Q: Effortless understanding even in the most challenging listening situation.  more

Roger bridges the understanding gap for students with hearing loss

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 3, 2013) - Roger by Phonak is the new digital wireless standard that replaces FM as the best-performing hearing system for understanding speech in noise and over distance.  more

Phonak: 40 years of connecting children to the world

Stäfa, Switzerland (January 18, 2013) – Millions of children with hearing loss have benefited from dedicated pediatric solutions.  more

2012

Phonak website now gives scientific background to Phonak technologies

Stäfa, Switzerland (December 13, 2012) – Since 2009, Phonak hearing care professionals have used the partner portal www.phonakpro.com to provide specialist information about their hearing solutions and how they are fitted. Distribution partners can now also visit www.phonakpro.com/evidence to take a look behind the scenes and access in-depth background information regarding the development of products and functions.  more

Phonak Quest overcomes the most challenging listening situations

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 19, 2012) – The new Phonak Quest platform with unique Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ offers innovative features and is now available in a full range BTE and ITE product portfolio.  more

Children with Dyslexia Can Benefit From Hearing Assistance

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 8, 2012) – FM Devices may improve reading skills.  more

Smallest ever Phonak custom-made hearing aid nano now available in three performance levels

Stäfa, Switzerland (June 4, 2012) – Latest addition provides maximum hearing performance and minimum size at a standard-level offering.  more

Phonak expands its unique CROS portfolio: More solutions for single sided deafness

Stäfa, Switzerland (June 4, 2012) – Two new Phonak CROS form factors set standards in longer battery life and reliability.  more

Phonak announces popular Adult & FM Clinical Conference

Warrenville, IL (May 24, 2012) – Registration is open for Advances in Audiology Meeting Dec. 2-5, 2012 in Las Vegas.  more

Essential line: Phonak now offering four performance levels on Spice+

Boston, MA, USA/ Stäfa, Switzerland (March 28, 2012) – New Essential products provide state-of-the-art Spice+ features at an entry-level offering.  more

2011

Phonak Spice+ offers greater benefit for end consumers and fitters

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 19, 2011) – Available for all Spice products launched over the last 12 months, Spice+ delivers significantly optimized sound quality, improved first fit acceptance, a simplified fitting workflow as well as exciting new products.  more

Phonak makes a splash with its new water and dirt resistant portfolio

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 19, 2011) – Based on Spice+ technology, the Phonak M H2O hearing aid is the perfect choice for those seeking excellent performance during all activities.  more

Phonak pediatric portfolio completed with the new Nios S H2O

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 19, 2011) – Micro-size, water and dirt resistant: Nios S H2O is the latest addition to pediatric hearing solutions presented by Phonak.  more

Nothing to see, everything to hear

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 19, 2011) – Smallest custom-made Phonak hearing aid offers excellent fit and is virtually invisible in the ear.  more

Hearing well ensures infants’ optimal growth

Stäfa, Switzerland (August 4, 2011) – The innovative hearing aid Naida S by Phonak, adjusts to the growing needs of children with hearing loss.  more

Phonak wins two red dot awards for product design

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 13, 2011) – Newest Phonak hearing aid and FM loudspeaker awarded by international jury.  more

Naída S - the new Phonak Spice generation now completed

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 6, 2011)Breakthrough Spice technology features are now available to people with significant hearing loss.  more

Easy counseling support with new Phonak interactive tool

Stäfa, Switzerland (February 9, 2011) – The new Phonak Style & Product Selection Guide supports Hearing Care Professionals in counseling their clients.  more

Phonak Cassia and Solana - Hearing delight for everyone

Stäfa, Switzerland (January 24, 2011) – Two new product families complete the Phonak Spice Generation with entry-level and mid range hearing aids.  more

Phonak introduces high-tech ceramic housings

Stäfa, Switzerland (January 24, 2011) – With Audéo S SMART now available in high-tech ceramics, Phonak is combining superb performance with luxurious appeal.  more

New CROS solution from Phonak for unilateral hearing loss

Stäfa, Switzerland (January 24, 2011) – Full bandwidth audio transmission, a unique range and a compact design guarantee an enhanced listening experience for people with unilateral hearing loss.  more

Phonak wins five GOOD DESIGN® Awards

Stäfa, Switzerland (January 17, 2011) – Phonak stands out once again for its excellent product design.  more

2010

Phonak hearing aid wins iF product design award 2011

Stäfa, Switzerland (December 3, 2010) – Phonak Ambra ranks in the top three designs of Swiss products.  more

The Phonak Spice Generation makes the world come alive

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 13, 2010) – New high-performance chipset, new design and new fitting software set new industry standards.  more

The innovative „contact lens for the ear“ Lyric sits invisible for up to four months in the ear canal

Hanover, Germany / Stäfa, Switzerland (October 13, 2010) – Phonak introduces a completely new product category that can be worn 24/7.  more

Dynamic FM technology “significantly improves” speech recognition in noise for hearing instrument users

Murten, Switzerland (July, 2010) Phonak’s adaptive Dynamic FM systems improve the speech in noise performance of hearing instrument users by up to 50 percentage points more than traditional fixed FM systems.  more

Phonak kicks off new era in classroom amplification with launch of Dynamic SoundField

Murten, Switzerland, July 14, 2010
Phonak today launches Dynamic SoundField, a new classroom amplification system
that dramatically improves how well every student can hear and understand their
teacher in class.

Phonak Dynamic SoundField is the world’s first soundfield system to offer industry-leading
sound quality, intelligent automated settings and a transmission mode to suit every student
listener.  more

Vuvuzela-proof hearing protection

Stäfa, Switzerland (June 29, 2010) – Phonak hearing protection created to tune out drone of vuvuzela.  more

World Cup fans warned about risk of hearing damage from Vuvuzela

Stäfa, Switzerland (June 7, 2010) – New study shows risk of of loud fan instruments.  more

“A Sound Foundation through Early Amplification” early bird rate until June 30, 2010

Stäfa, Switzerland (Mai 26, 2010) – International pediatric conference to take place in Chicago on November 8-10, 2010.  more

Educate yourself - free access to expert knowledge

Stäfa, Switzerland (Mai 3, 2010) – Participate live in the 4th Virtual Audiology Conference of Phonak on June 28th / 29th 2010.  more

All price categories and form factors now with innovative SoundRecover technology

San Diego, California / Stäfa, Switzerland (April 14, 2010) – Instant-fit Audéo ZIP sets new standards in CIC segment - Certéna Art and Versáta Art bring the benefits of SoundRecover to all price classes.  more

In the ear in an instant: Audéo ZIP

San Diego, California / Stäfa, Switzerland (April 14, 2010) – A new addition to the award-winning product family. Instant-fit high-tech CIC solution promises immediate customer satisfaction.  more

Excellent hearing in great design: Phonak succeeds with Audéo MINI at red dot product design award 2010

Stäfa, Switzerland (March 19, 2010) – Smallest Behind-the-ear hearing device awarded for outstanding quality of design.  more

Phonak asks young FM users to tell their story on YouTube

Murten, Switzerland (February, 2010)Phonak, leading hearing systems manufacturer, has launched a new YouTube contest – named ‘My Phonak FM & Me’ – in order to track down the most inspiring young users of FM technology.  more

2009

Excellent hearing in great design: Phonak succeeds at iF design awards 2010

Stäfa, Switzerland (December 12, 2009) – Audéo MINI, Audéo SMART and mobile phone link Click’nTalk awarded with iF product design award.  more

Phonak successfully hosts Hearing Care for Adults 2009 conference

Chicago, USA / Stäfa, Switzerland (November 15, 2009) – Leading experts in aging and audiology provide insights to clinicians in Chicago.  more

Phonak presents Audéo MINI - the world’s smallest behind-the-ear hearing system

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 1, 2009) – A Phonak is for everyone: Extended CORE portfolio with new Audéo and Milo product families.  more

Phonak significantly extends service and product portfolio

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 1, 2009) – New website, technological novelties and new services underline Phonak’s innovation leadership.  more

Phonak launches new websites for partners and end users

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 1, 2009) – Information directed to specific audiences and new services facilitate easy navigation. Launching two new websites, Phonak addresses the different needs of its target groups. For hearing care professionals the company provides specific information about its hearing systems and their fitting on the website www.phonakpro.com. People who wear or are interested in hearing systems can find information about hearing and hearing loss as well as hearing systems and how to use them at www.phonak.com.  more

A Phonak FM bridges the gap - Dynamic FM for optimized understanding even in difficult situations

Murten, Switzerland (October 1, 2009)Based on the Dynamic FM platform, Phonak offers a new range of FM products that are designed to help adults and teenagers hear and communicate more effectively in noise.  more

Phonak Promotion with Disney.Pixar’s ‘UP’ Lifts Off

Stäfa, Switzerland (August 3, 2009) – Phonak, the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing systems, today announced that it is working with Disney.Pixar’s UP for an international retail promotion in France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, India, Australia, and New Zealand.  more

A Phonak for Everyone: Complete product portfolio based on the CORE platform for any type of hearing loss and any lifestyle

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 1, 2009) – Greatest choice of Phonak models to fit individual user needs in terms of hearing, personal preference and budget: Based on the innovative CORE platform, Phonak presents today a complete range of hearing systems and accessories that fit any user’s individual needs.

Phonak sets new standards with premium models Exélia Art, Audéo Yes IX and Naída IX

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 1, 2009) – With its new premium product offering, Phonak introduces an unrivalled series of innovations: The new products redefine excellence in terms of performance and connectivity.  more

A Phonak for Every Child: Complete product portfolio for all ages and degrees of hearing loss

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 1, 2009) – Greatest choice of Phonak models to support children in realizing their full potential: Phonak offers a complete junior product portfolio that enables children of all ages and with all degrees of hearing loss to realize their full potential and to prepare for a successful future.  more

Unlimited connectivity for easy access to the modern communication world

Stäfa, Switzerland (April 1, 2009) – New Phonak solutions offer intuitive wireless connectivity with mobile phones, TV, MP3 players or computers: Phonak introduces a new range of solutions for unlimited access to the ever-expanding world of communication.  more

Enjoy the full sound spectrum with Audéo YES

Stäfa, Switzerland (January 20, 2009) – The latest addition to the CORE Collection uses SoundRecover technology to expand audibility and improve speech comprehension. Phonak, the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative hearing solutions, is introducing Audéo YES, the world’s smallest completely wireless hearing system which makes high frequencies audible again.  more

2008

APD test battery to receive boost with launch of revolutionary new LiSN-S test

Murten, Switzerland (November 20, 2008) – Audiologists can look forward to reinvigorating their APD test batteries this Northern Spring when Phonak will launch a revolutionary new spatial-information diagnostic system called the ‘Listening in Spatialized Noise – Sentences Test’, or LiSN-S.  more

Small system, big results: the new Power CIC from Phonak

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 15, 2008)With the new Power “Completely-in-the-Canal” (CIC) hearing system, Phonak introduces an incredibly small in-the-ear solution designed specifically for people with severe hearing loss.  more

Phonak optimizes the “Junior Mode” for perfect pediatric fitting

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 15, 2008) – The version 2.2 of the iPFG fitting software from Phonak provides new informative tools for parents and caregivers. The Junior Reports provide important background information for better understanding of the child’s hearing loss and the use of the hearing system.  more

Phonak presents iSense - a wireless communication system with Dynamic FM technology for users who do not need hearing instruments

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 15, 2008) iSense, the new wireless communication system, optimizes speech comprehension in noisy environments. The system was designed specifically for people who do not require hearing instruments but experience speech comprehension problems, particularly in noisy environments.  more

Phonak Audéo earphones: Hours of musical enjoyment in total comfort

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 15, 2008) – Phonak introduces high-quality Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones to the market. The stylish earphones utilize the expertise of Phonak in hearing system development to provide excellent sound quality and ultimate comfort for hours of listening enjoyment.  more

Hearing solutions for every need: Versáta and Certéna complete the CORE Collection from Phonak

Stäfa, Switzerland (October 15, 2008)At the EUHA Congress in Leipzig, Phonak introduces Certéna and Versáta, two new product families based on the proven CORE platform. Together with the already available hearing systems Naída, these new product families form a unique product collection to meet every client need, accommodating all levels of hearing loss, personal preferences and lifestyle.  more

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