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Latest innovations

At Phonak, we offer the most comprehensive selection of innovative and state-of-the-art hearing solutions that challenge the limits of technology. With over 75 years of experience, Phonak delivers sophisticated solutions that connect people not only with devices, but the world around them.

Technology platforms

Explore the technology that makes Phonak a leader in hearing-health.

Phonak Audéo L-R Receiver-in the canal hearing aid

Phonak Lumity

Conversations in a variety of situations can be challenging, especially with hearing loss. The next generation of hearing solutions, Phonak Lumity is based on a strong heritage of audiological expertise and incorporates the reliability of lithium-ion technology in order to address the most challenging listening situations and to reduce listening effort. What sets Lumity apart:

  • Improved speech understanding in many hearing situations¹
  • Reduced listening effort in quiet and in noise²
  • Precise detection of speech from any direction
 

The technology behind Lumity

Phonak SmartSpeech™ Technology

Lumity features unique SmartSpeech Technology, a collection of features that AutoSense OS 5.0 seamlessly adapts, each feature proven to provide either improved speech understanding or reduced listening effort in many listening environments.¹

This technology not only highlights Phonak’s dedication to providing the best possible solution for speech understanding but benefits your well-being as it has been shown from scientific literature, reduced listening effort can free up cognitive resources.²
 

What’s inside

Discover what makes our hearing loss solutions stand out.

A man standing in a crowded room listening to two women, one on each side of him as they look at a document together.

As your clients move through different listening environments throughout the day, it is important to have an automatic operating system that can adapt. That’s AutoSense OS.

How it works

AutoSense OS has been trained with artificial intelligence-based machine learning to accurately identify a sound environment. It orchestrates the numerous comfort and speech understanding features in Lumity to adapt to the listener’s personal sound environment.

Products that feature AutoSense OS 5.0
Main features
  • Maintains natural sound of speech
  • Adapts to different environments to help focus on conversations
  • Improves the listening experience when streaming media
 

700%

environmental scans per second

200+%

unique settings combinations

22%

years of innovation in machine learning

See the evidence

A study at Hörzentrum Oldenburg showed AutoSense OS improves listening effort and is preferred for speech understanding.

Read more
Listen to the podcast

Phonak audiologists discuss how AutoSense OS works in the real-world to benefit your clients.

Read the blog

Learn about the 3 key benefits of AutoSense OS for your clients.

Man and a woman sitting across from one another in a noisy restaurant.

Understanding one-to-one and group conversations in noise were ranked as some of the top ‘most important’ listening situations for hearing aid wearers. Phonak offers advanced directionality & noise reduction features to address these needs.

How it works

AutoSense OS 5.0 continuously scans the environment to adjust the hearing aids to meet the needs of the wearer. Depending on the situation, Phonak hearing aids have a variety of programs that can be activated to optimise hearing in noise by reducing listening effort1, improving speech understanding1, and increasing environmental awareness.

Products that feature Directionality & Noise Reduction
Main features
  • Dynamic Noise Cancellation is a spatial noise canceller that works in combination with directional microphones to make it easier to hear in noise.1
  • Motion Sensor Hearing detects when the wearer is moving to optimise hearing in noise on the go.
  • SpeechSensor detects the main speech source and adjusts the microphone mode accordingly to ensure better access to speech from the sides and back.1
  • StereoZoom 2.0 is a binaural adaptive directional microphone system that offers greater focus on speech from the front in noisy environments.
 

16%

Better speech understanding from the front in noise¹

15%

Better speech understanding when speech is from side or rear¹

11%

Reduced listening effort¹

See the evidence
Listen to the podcast
Read the blog

A study at Hörzentrum Oldenburg showed StereoZoom 2.0 & SpeechSensor improve speech understanding and reduce listening effort in noise.

Phonak audiologists discuss how SmartSpeech Technology works in the real-world to benefit your clients.
 

Learn about the 3 key benefits of Phonak directionality & noise reduction features for your clients.
 

A woman sips coffee on an outdoor patio while listening to nature sounds.

The world is full of high-frequency sounds, which are the first sounds we lose as we get older. Your clients need a frequency compression algorithm that can help: SoundRecover2.

How it works

SoundRecover2 aims to restore the audibility of high-frequency sounds while leaving intact the low-frequency

structures important for good sound quality. This is accomplished by compressing high-frequency sounds to a lower cut-off frequency.

Products that feature SoundRecover2
Main features
  • Gives access to high-frequency sounds enjoyed in daily life
  •  Provides awareness of important high frequency signals in the environment
  • Contributes to speech understanding 
 

1200%

1200 Hz Lower cut-off frequency

100%%

Adaptive behavior to protect critical speech sounds

15%

years of innovation in frequency compression

Read the blog
Read the compendium

Learn about the 3 key benefits of SoundRecover2 for your clients.

Take a deep dive into SoundRecover2 and how it works to make high-frequency sounds accessible to your 

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Understanding soft speech is sometimes overlooked as a need, but soft-spoken conversations are just as important as louder ones. Speech Enhancer makes it easier for your clients to hear soft or distant speech in quiet.

How it works

When Speech Enhancer detects soft or distant speech in a quiet environment, up to 10 dB of additional gain is applied to the incoming speech signal.

Products that feature Speech Enhancer
Main features
  • Automatically activates when soft speech is detected
  • Specifically targets soft and distant speech in quiet
 

23%

Better speech intelligibility for speech from a distance in quiet¹*

20%

Reduces listening effort by up to 20% for communication from a distance¹**

18%

Better speech intelligibility for speech from an adjacent room¹***

*speech in a quiet environment from 4 meters

**speech in a quiet environment without visual cues at 4 meters

***speech in a quiet environment at 2, 4 and 8 meters

See the evidence
Read the blog

A study at Hörzentrum Oldenburg showed Speech Enhancer improves listening effort for soft speech in quiet.

Learn about the 3 key benefits of Speech Enhancer for your clients
 

A happy family sits on the couch while the father points a remote control at the TV.

Understanding speech while watching TV is a top need of those with hearing loss. TV Connector can help improve the TV listening experience for your clients wearing Phonak hearing aids.

How it works

The Phonak TV Connector plugs into many televisions and media players via the auxiliary or optical ports. It will then stream media directly to connected Phonak hearing aids. This gives the wearer independent control of the volume and environmental balance, and the flexibility to enjoy TV on their terms.

Where it’s used

TV Connector can be used in TVs and other media players around the home, office, or even at school.

 

3%

Easy steps to set-up

1%

Press of a button to connect

%

Unlimited number of Phonak hearing aids can connect

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Watch the 60 second video

Learn about the 3 key benefits of TV Connector for your clients.

Understanding speech while watching TV.
 

Phonak Audéo L-R hearing aid with ActiveVent receiver

Phonak ActiveVent™ Receiver is the world’s first intelligent hearing aid receiver and attaches to Audéo Lumity hearing aids. It intelligently combines the hearing performance of a closed fit with the comfort of an open fit.

How it works

This innovative receiver technology features a mechanically switching vent that is seamlessly steered by AutoSense OS™ 4.0 and newer versions. ActiveVent intelligently balances speech clarity in noise and listening comfort. The combination of Lumity with ActiveVent Receiver provides, on average, 10% better speech understanding in noise* while providing natural sound in everyday listening situations.

Products that support ActiveVent Receiver
Additional resources

Make the most of ActiveVent with this helpful information

 

* Compared to conventional acoustic coupling

 

A man seated rows behind the speaker sits in a crowded auditorium watching a presentation.

Understanding speech from a distance and in noise are rated as some of the most important needs by those with hearing loss. Roger, your client’s ‘third ear,’ can help.

How it works

Roger measures the surrounding noise level and adapts the volume of the microphone accordingly. As the noise level increases or decreases, the microphone will continue to adapt, so that it can handle the dynamic nature of noisy environments. Roger microphones can provide:

  • 3x better speech intelligibility in noise versus hearing aids alone.1
  • Better hearing in a variety of listening situations.
  • Compatibility with virtually any hearing aid or cochlear implant with a telecoil.

 

Where it’s used

Anywhere that background noise, distance, or the combination of the two is causing problems with communication. Roger is great for use at home, in the workplace, at restaurants or museums, social events, at school, or even on the go.

 

61%

Improvement in speech understanding in a group conversation with Roger compared to hearing aids alone²

3%

Versatile and convenient microphone options

90%

Of Roger users would recommend Roger to their friends and family³

Read the blog
Watch the 60 second video
Watch the 60 second video

Learn about the 3 key benefits of Roger microphones for your clients.

See how Roger technology addresses a key client need: Understanding speech from a distance.

See how Roger technology addresses a key client need: Understanding speech in groups in noise.

1. Lejon, A. & Smith, C. (2020). Speech improvement using Roger NeckLoop with different brands of hearing aids. Phonak Field Study News. Retrieved from www.phonak.com/evidence. Accessed January 2023.

2. Thibodeau L. M. (2020). Benefits in Speech Recognition in Noise with Remote Wireless Microphones in Group Settings. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 31(6), 404–411.

3. Sonova proprietary research. (2019). Project ID #1299. Please contact marketinsight@phonak.com if you are interested in further information.

Phonak Audéo P-13 T hearing aid

Phonak Paradise

Universal connectivity has opened new worlds for people living with hearing loss, and with Paradise you can now have two active Bluetooth connections at the same time. They can connect to smartphones and other Bluetooth® devices, stream recorded music directly to their hearing aids, make calls and stream video chats or movies. Only Phonak offers made for all connectivity. What sets Paradise apart:

  • Dynamic Noise Cancellation was shown to reduce listening effort³
  • Hearing aid wearers prefer Paradise over other devices because of the combination of universal connectivity, remote support as well as motion sensor technology⁴
 

90%%

of health care providers agree that Phonak Paradise delivers crisp, natural sound⁴

80%%

of participants show clear preference for speech intelligibility when Speech Enhancer is active⁴

92% %

of HCPs would recommend Phonak Paradise to their peers⁴

The hardware behind Paradise

Sound processing chip PRISM™

The Processing Real-time Intelligent Sound Management (PRISM) chip features double the memory and more connectivity possibilities with low power consumption.

Motion sensor

Ultra-low power motion tri-axial accelerometer supports new ease-of-use and hearing performance features. The sensor has an industry-leading balance of high performance and low power consumption.

RogerDirect™

RogerDirect™ is a break-through in hearing technology which allows Roger technology to stream directly to Lumity, Paradise and Marvel hearing aids without having to attach an external receiver. This major innovation makes Roger technology easier to use and more attractive to a broader group of people. Roger technology is intelligent and adaptive, and continuously measures and precisely analyzes noise levels to keep the Roger signal clearly audible above background noise.

What’s inside

Discover what makes our hearing-loss solutions stand out.

Audeo Fit Biometric hearing aid

Motion and heart rate sensor track the body’s health data and can be viewed with the myPhonak app.

How it works

The motion sensor tracks physical activities without additional devices and is now able to count the total number of detected steps based on the accelerometer signal.
Audéo Fit tracks heart rate, which can be viewed with the myPhonak app. The method used to track the heart rate is called “Photoplethysmography” (PPG).
On-demand heart rate, which will be calculated every four seconds, is a temporal overview of the heart rate on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis, as well as the resting heart rate.

Where it’s used

During regular exercises and usual activities throughout the day, Audéo Fit and all Paradise rechargeable hearing aids track physical activities as well as the wearing time of the hearing aids. Tracking health data can encourage increased engagement with the option to set goals. 1,2

Products that feature Heart Sensor

Products that feature Motion Sensor

1. Buyl, R., Beogo, I., Fobelets, M., Deletroz, C., van Landuyt, P., Dequanter, S., Gorus, E., Bourbonnais, A., Bourbonnais, A., Giguère, A., Giguère, A., Giguère, A., Lechasseur, K., Gagnon, M. P., Gagnon, M. P., & Gagnon, M. P. (2020). E-Health interventions f or healthy aging: A systematic review. Systematic Review s, 9(1), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01385-8.

2. Marcolino, M. S., Oliveira, J. A. Q., D’Agostino, M., Ribeiro, A. L., Alkmim, M. B. M., & Novillo-Ortiz, D. (2018). The impact of mHealthinterventions: Systematic review of systematic review s. JMIR MHealthand UHealth, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.8873.

 

Sound waves - an abstract image.

This system is designed to ensure that your clients have an optimal listening experience in different situations, to support the variety of their communication needs and lifestyle.

How it works

The Dynamic Noise Cancellation System works in combination with a directional beamformer for an improved listening experience. Meanwhile the Motion Sensor Hearing detects if the user is stationary or moving, plus how noisy the surroundings are. In quiet situations it helps augment the peaks of speech for an improved listening experience.

Where it’s used

It is ideal for use in situations where noise levels can be challenging, such as in social gatherings, walking and listening, and consuming media or with friends.

Products that feature AutoSense Sky OS 4.0 technology

 

Phonak Naída P-UP hearing aid

Our proprietary fitting formula, Adaptive Phonak Digital (APD) 2.0 is designed to balance audibility, loudness, and sound quality.

How it works

A new processing algorithm and pre-calculation provide comfortable, spontaneous first-fit acceptance. From soft to loud sounds, APD 2.0 provides clients with a naturalness of sound.

Where it’s used

APD 2.0 is designed for use in everyday situations in which there may be audio challenges.

Products that feature APD 2.0

 

Phonak Audéo P-R hearing aid with ActiveVent  receiver

ActiveVent Receiver is the world’s first intelligent hearing aid receiver and attaches to Audéo Paradise rechargeable hearing aids.

How it works

This innovative receiver technology features a mechanically switching vent that is seamlessly steered by AutoSense OS™ 4.0 and newer versions. It intelligently combines the hearing performance of a closed fit with the comfort of an open fit.1,2
ActiveVent balances speech clarity in noise, listening comfort and provides superior sound quality for streaming media.*,2

Products that support ActiveVent Receiver

Additional resources

Make the most of ActiveVent with this helpful information

1. Winkler, A., Latzel, M., & Holube, I. (2016). Open Versus Closed Hearing-Aid Fittings: A Literature Review of Both Fitting Approaches. Trends in hearing, 20, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216516631741

2. Latzel, M & Hobi, S (2022) ActiveVent™ Receiver provides benefit of open and closed acoustics for better speech understanding in noise and naturalness of own voice, accessed August 2022.
* Compared to a conventional acoustic coupling in quiet.

 

Roger On hearing aid microphone

Roger technology provides better speech understanding in noisy environments by keeping the speakers’ voices above the noise.

How it works

It measures the surrounding noise level and adapts the microphone’s volume automatically. If the noise level increases, Roger adjusts accordingly, handling the fluctuating noise levels found in everyday environments.

Where it’s used

Anywhere you’d have conversations with co-workers, family, or friends. You could use it at school to hear both teachers and classmates. You could also use it in social activities with background noise, like at a restaurant, museum, or shopping mall.

 
Phonak Naída Link M hearing aids

Phonak Marvel

The Marvel platform combines all of Phonak’s cutting-edge technologies and work together as a cohesive system for a seamless listening experience when connected to smartphones or Bluetooth® enabled devices. What sets Marvel apart:

  • Directly connects to either iOS or Android smartphones or other Bluetooth® enabled devices to stream any kind of audio
  • Enables true hands-free phone calls
  • Provides stereo sound quality streaming for music, videos, e-books, podcasts and more
 

The hardware behind Marvel

AirStream technology

Proprietary AirStream technology delivers top-rated streaming from any TV or stereo system.5 Your clients can enjoy their favorite TV programs and movies with our simple plug and play solution called TV Connector. AirStream technology is also used in the Phonak PartnerMic™ which is an easy-to-use lapel worn microphone optimal for one-to-one conversations in noise. 6

Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

Our lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are engineered to last six years and your clients can enjoy a full day of hearing and streaming.

What’s inside

Discover what makes our hearing-loss solutions stand out.

Phonak Naída M-SP hearing aid

Binaural VoiceStream Technology enables users to focus on a single voice in challenging listening situations meaning more signal, less noise, and better understanding.

How it works

With Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ Phonak has the unique ability to stream full audio bandwidth in real-time and bi-directionally. This unique technology enables programs and features such as Speech in Wind, Speech in 360°, and DuoPhone.

Where it’s used

Binaural VoiceStream Technology can help in the following situations:

  • In loud noise using StereoZoom
  • In wind with Speech in Wind
  • On the phone using DuoPhone

Main features

Speech in 360° achieves 80% speech intelligibility even at –10 dB signal-to-noise ratio and Speech in Wind detects and reduces wind noise and streams speech to the side most affected by wind, making voices clearer while improving comfort and speech intelligibility by up to 28%. 1
DuoPhone streams the audio in real time to the other ear, so the caller’s voice is heard in both ears for better understanding.

Products that feature Binaural VoiceStream Technology™

 

1. M. Latzel, 2013, Phonak Field Study News, September 2010

 

Sound waves - an abstract image.

Provides enhanced identification of different listening situations and seamless automatic blending to provide a more natural hearing experience for your clients. It is the world’s first hearing aid that classifies streamed signals.

How it works

AutoSense OS 3.0 captures and analyzes the audio environment then precisely blends features from multiple programs in real time to provide a seamless listening experience for a variety of communication needs.
This system is designed to ensure an optimal listening experience in their unique audio environments.

Products that feature AutoSense OS 3.0

Additional resources

 

Three types of Phonak hearing aids: behind-the-ear,  receiver-in-the-canal and in-the-ear.

Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones (iOS and Android) or other Bluetooth® enabled devices

How it works

Marvel can connect directly to either iOS or Android smartphones or other Bluetooth® enabled devices to stream any kind of audio. It enables true hands-free phone calls and even audible phone notifications can be set to hear through hearing aids. Marvel also delivers stereo sound quality streaming for music, videos, e-books, podcasts and more.

Products that have Bluetooth connectivity

 

Roger On hearing aid microphone

Roger technology provides better speech understanding in noisy environments by keeping the speakers’ voices above the noise.

How it works

It measures the surrounding noise level and adapts the microphone’s volume automatically. If the noise level increases, Roger adjusts accordingly, handling the fluctuating noise levels found in everyday environments.

Where it’s used

Anywhere you’d have conversations with co-workers, family, or friends. You could use it at school to hear both teachers and classmates. You could also use it in social activities with background noise, like at a restaurant, museum, or shopping mall.

 

Where do your clients need to hear their best?

Discover the most important situations your clients want to hear better in...

Man and a woman sitting across from one another in a noisy restaurant.
Understanding speech

1:1 in noise

Dennis and Lisa have enjoyed walking to the corner deli for lunch for years, but lately with the restaurant so crowded it’s hard for him to hear what Lisa is saying, leading to embarrassing arguments and misunderstandings. He needs a solution that will help him hear in the noise of a restaurant or the din of a busy street. Phonak offers features that directly address this need:

  • Dynamic Noise Cancellation
  • Motion Sensor Hearing
  • SpeechSensor
  • StereoZoom 2.0
  • UltraZoom
 

A man standing in a crowded room listening to two women, one on each side of him as they look at a document together.
Understanding speech

In a group in noise

Armand loves to go to football games with his friends. But, when the crowd is cheering, it can be difficult to have a conversation with his friends about the game. And half the fun of going to a game is talking about the action with the people around you! Phonak offers features that directly address this need:

  • Dynamic Noise Cancellation
  • SpeechSensor
  • StereoZoom 2.0
  • UltraZoom
 

A woman leans against an outdoor patio railing while sipping a beverage and enjoying the view on a sunny day
Understanding speech

In quiet

Sarah loves making breakfast with her grandkids, but lately she is having a harder time hearing their soft voices while cooking in the kitchen. Even the alarm on the microwave is becoming too quiet for her. She needs a solution that will help her ability to hear high-pitch sounds and soft voices in quiet. Phonak offers features that directly address these needs:

  • SoundRecover2
  • Speech Enhancer
 

A man seated rows behind the speaker sits in a crowded auditorium watching a presentation.
Understanding speech

At a distance

Marco has gone to the same church every Sunday for years, but lately it’s been harder for him to hear the priest from his favorite seat. He needs a solution that will help hear speech coming from across a room. Phonak offers products and features that directly address this need:

  • Roger
  • Speech Enhancer
 

A happy family sits on the couch while the father points a remote control at the TV.
Understanding speech

While watching TV

Gwen is an avid TV watcher, and loves watching her favorite shows with the family and also her guilty pleasure shows while everyone is out of the house. Lately, she can’t enjoy TV like she used to because others in the room say she has the volume too loud. She needs a solution that lets her hear the TV while keeping the volume comfortable for everyone. Phonak offers features that directly address this need:

  • AutoSense OS 5.0
  • Roger
  • TV Connector
 

A man out for a jog taps on his left hearing aid to answer a call.
Understanding speech

Automatic and Personalised

Some clients like a hearing aid that does all the work for them. Others want to be able to adjust the hearing aids as needed. We have a solution that caters to both. Phonak offers features that directly address this need:

  • AutoSense OS 5.0
  • myPhonak app
 

Partner with us

As a Phonak partner, you’ll get access to one of the industry-leading hearing solutions, our extensive resource library, marketing support to help your business grow, community events, training, and more.

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Audiologists testing sound on woman with headphones on through a window

Phoneme Perception Test

The Phoneme Perception Test provides information about possible further improvements to a hearing aid’s setting.

 
Consultation with experienced female audiologist to mature woman patient at medical clinic.

Phonak Target

Phonak Target combines the principles of current software design with the innovation of hearing technology and audiology to provide a rewarding fitting experience.

 

Footnotes

*Sonova sales data, total Audéo Paradise units sold in October 2020 calculated with business hours 8 hours, 6 days a week, 80% binaural fitting.

1. Appleton, J. (2020) AutoSense OS 4.0- significantly less listening effort and preferred for speech intelligibility. Phonak Field Study News retrieved from www.phonak.com/evidence, accessed February, 2022.

Latzel, M & Hobi, S (2022) ActiveVent™ Receiver provides benefit of open and closed acoustics for better speech understanding in noise and naturalness of own voice, accessed August 2022.

Thibodeau L. M. (2020) Benefits in Speech Recognition in Noise with Remote Wireless Microphones in Group Settings. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 31(6), 404–411.

Woodward,J and Latzel, M (2022) New implementation of directional beamforming configurations show improved speech understanding and reduced listening effort. Phonak Field Study News in preparation. Expected end of 2022.

2. Sarant, J., Harris, D., Busby, P., Maruff, P., Schembri, A., Lemke, U., & Launer, S. (2020). The effect of hearing aid use on cognition in older adults: Can we delay decline or even improve cognitive function? Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(1), 254. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9010254

3. Appleton, J. (2020) AutoSense OS 4.0- significantly less listening effort and preferred for speech intelligibility. Phonak Field Study News retrieved from www.phonak.com/evidence, accessed February 2022.

4. Taphuntsang, D. (2020). Market research ID 4387. Please contact marketinsight@phonak.com if you are interested in further information.​

5. Rodrigues, T. & Liebe, S. (2018). Phonak AutoSense OS™ 3.0. The new & enhanced automatic operating system. Phonak Insight, retrievedfrom www.phonak.com/evidence, accessed October 17th, 2018.

6. Legarth, S., Latzel, M. & Rodrigues, T. (2018). Media streaming: The sound quality wearers prefer, Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from www.phonak.com/evidence, accessed October 17th, 2018