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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.

Graphic Auto Sense OS

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 environment.

How it works

AutoSense OS 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.

Products that feature AutoSense OS 5.0

Main features

New features include SpeechSensor, Speech Enhancer, StereoZoom 2.0, Dynamic Noise Cancellation, and Motion Sensor Hearing.

 

Illustration of how Speech 360 works viewed from above

SpeechSensor is an algorithm that detects the direction from which the main speech signal is coming from. The real life benefit means you can understand speech 15% better when speech is from the side/rear in addition to 11% reduced listening effort.*¹

How it works

The information captured by the SpeechSensor is sent to AutoSense OS 5.0 which automatically adjusts the directional microphone mode depending on if speech is coming from L/R or behind.  

Products that feature SpeechSensor

Main features

New features include SpeechSensor, Speech Enhancer, StereoZoom 2.0, Dynamic Noise Cancellation, and Motion Sensor Hearing.

 

*Compared to fixed directional and for moderate to severe hearing loss.
1. 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.

 

Illustration of how StereoZoom 2.0 works viewed from above

StereoZoom 2.0 is smoother, smarter and stronger. This unique binaural directional beamforming technology ensures a smooth transition between the wider directional mode of UltraZoom and the narrower focus of StereoZoom 2.0.

How it works

StereoZoom 2.0 intelligently adapts the strength of focus as the level of noise increases. The result is 3 dB better SNR.*

Where it’s used

Trying to focus on a conversation in a noisy place when you are tired can be draining. You can enjoy 16% better speech understanding when having a conversation with a friend or loved one in challenging social environments.**1

Products that feature StereoZoom 2.0

Main features

With Lumity and StereoZoom 2.0 you are able to adjust the focus strength of StereoZoom 2.0, to your preference and in real time via the Speech Focus slider in myPhonak app. This extra focus can lead to 2.5 dB better SNR.***

 

* Compared to Real Ear Sound (tested with power dome)
** Compared to fixed directional and for moderate to severe hearing loss
*** Default strength compared to maximum strength with power dome
1. 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.

 

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

 

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 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:

  • Every 18 seconds, one additional consumer is enabled to enjoy the sound of Phonak Paradise*
  • 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

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Aude Fit Biometric

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.

 

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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

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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.

 

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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Phoneme Perception Test

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

 
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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