Phonak Marvel Hearing Aid is 2019 Edison Awards Finalist

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Phonak Marvel Hearing Aid is 2019 Edison Awards Finalist

Phonak Marvel, the world’s first hearing aid to combine clear, rich sound quality with universal “made for all” Bluetooth connectivity, has been named a finalist in the Consumer Electronics & Information Technology category in the 2019 Edison Awards. The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes and honors the world’s best in innovators and innovations. The Edison Awards will announce gold, silver and bronze award winners at the Edison Awards Gala held Thursday, April 4, 2019 in New York City.

In October 2018, Phonak, the world’s leading hearing aid provider, introduced Marvel – a revolutionary hearing aid family that combines all the top-requested features from hearing aid wearers into one solution with zero compromise.

Among these features and benefits include:

  • Clear, rich sound quality from the moment the hearing aids are fit
  • Exceptional speech understanding and reduced listening effort in noisy environments
  • The first and only solution to support binaural direct streaming from Android smartphones
  • The ability to stream all audio content seamlessly from any Bluetooth device, including iPhone, Android, Macs and PCs, TVs and billions of other devices to both ears in stereo
  • Truly hands-free phone conversations thanks to on-board microphones that allow wearers to “talk through” their hearing aids
  • Industry-leading lithium-ion rechargeability that allows a full day of hearing and streaming on a single charge

This breakthrough technology also improves accessibility to hearing care by empowering consumers to benefit from a suite of smart apps that instantly connect hearing aid wearers with their hearing care professional via their smartphone. These include video chat, instant feedback regarding their wearing experience, remote fine-tuning from anywhere in the world, and real-time voice-to-text transcription of phone calls.

All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

For more information on the 2019 Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com. Applications for the 2020 awards will open in August 2019.

Contacts for Media Relations:

Global
Florence Camenzind
Phone +41 58 928 33 25
Email florence.camenzind@sonova.com

USA
John Urbaniak
Phone + 1 331 204 27 99
Email   john.urbaniak@sonova.com

About Phonak
Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak, a member of the Sonova Group, was created in 1947 out of a passion for taking on the most difficult hearing challenges. Seventy years later, this passion remains. As the industry’s leading innovator, we offer the broadest portfolio of life-changing hearing solutions. From pediatric to profound hearing loss, we remain committed to creating hearing solutions that change people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. We believe in creating a world where ‘Life is on’ for everyone.

At Phonak, we believe that hearing well is essential to living life to the fullest. For almost 70 years, we remain true to our mission by pioneering hearing solutions that change people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. Life is on.