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Stäfa (Switzerland), August 17, 2017 – Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, today announces the Audéo™ B-Direct, a revolutionary hearing aid that directly connects to any Bluetooth® ** enabled cell phone*. The new hearing aid is the first product to make use of Sonova’s revolutionary SWORD™ chip and wireless radio technology. Audéo B-Direct delivers excellent sound quality thanks for the proven Belong platform and AutoSense OS™. The low-voltage wireless chip has the lowest power consumption of any hearing aid using Bluetooth Classic. As it supports the classic Bluetooth protocol, it provides direct connectivity to cell phones – including Android™, iPhone® and even classic cell phones – with no extra body-worn streaming device required. Based on the innovative Belong™ platform, the Audéo B-Direct simplifies the life of consumers by offering them the freedom of direct connectivity, truly hands-free calling, and excellent TV sound quality1. Phonak is also announcing an extension of its Belong platform to a new generation of Phonak Virto™ B customized products, the world’s first hearing aids with Biometric Calibration. All new products will be available in the U.S. end of August with Europe and other countries worldwide following step by step from September 2017 onwards.
Staefa, Switzerland – 21 June 2017 – Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, is celebrating 70 years of life-changing innovations with an Open Door Day on June 24 at Sonova’s global headquarters in Staefa,Switzerland. The company is commemorating its seven decades of technological breakthroughs for people with hearing loss by honoring its dedicated employees and thanking its valued customers.
Stäfa, Switzerland (31 May, 2017) – The soccer camp held in 2016 for children with hearing loss was an all-round success and a source of great excitement for all in attendance. This successful scheme is now being expanded to last twice as long, with added places for participants and an extra helping of personal and sporting highlights. The aim is to help even more young soccer enthusiasts with hearing loss make progress in their personal development. The event, which is being hosted by Phonak, the leading provider of hearing solutions, and Bundesliga youth team player Simon Ollert, will take place in Ettal, Upper Bavaria, over five days (June 14–18). Simon Ollert is the only athlete with profound hearing loss playing professional soccer in any of the German-speaking countries. This early summer event will see the 20-year-old training up to 45 children between the ages of 10 and 14 from Germany and other European countries. Attendance at the camp has been organized in close cooperation with leading pediatric audiologists.
Staefa, Switzerland – May 10, 2017 – Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, today announces that it will start a pilot program through Iron Bow to provide the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) real-life opportunities for employing modern telehealth solutions to enable a distance fitting approach for hearing aids. With this innovative distance support solution the two organizations are further leading the way in the field of eHearingcare in an effort to make the lives of veterans with hearing loss easier. The development of the solution is already well advanced and first field trials will start this summer.
Staefa, Switzerland – March 7, 2017 – Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, is pleased to announce its second generation of TargetMatch with the release of the fitting software Phonak Target 5.1. This enhanced functionality demonstrates more accuracy and precision than traditional verification standards3 by matching targets within 3dB of the calculated targets across the frequency range.
Rechargeable Bolero™ B-PR behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing instrument announced only six months after the highly successful launch of Audéo™ B-R, the first of it its kind lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid.
Staefa, Switzerland – 21 February 2017 – Phonak, the world’s leading provider of hearing aids and wireless communication solutions, is extending its Belong platform to the Bolero family of BTE hearing aids, including the highly-anticipated lithium-ion rechargeable Bolero B-PR and the new Virto™ B –Titanium, a discreet custom aid whose construction from titanium makes it the tiniest and most discreet custom instrument the company has ever produced. Today’s announcement comes only six months after the celebrated global launch of the rechargeable Audéo B-R, broadening the Phonak industry-leading portfolio of rechargeable and super-discreet hearing solutions.
Staefa, Switzerland, February 7, 2017 – Phonak, the leading provider of the most complete product portfolio of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, today announced that its Audéo™ B-R rechargeable hearing aid has been recognized for outstanding product design with the iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world.