Roger for young children

Roger use from the beginning ensures your child has access to speech in their ever-changing noisy worlds.

Ears are the doorway to the brain

If you have chosen listening and spoken language as the mode of communication for your child, it is important that these ‘doorways’ are fully opened with hearing technology so your child’s ability to learn to listen, talk and read is not hindered.1

  • Accurately fit, consistently worn amplification, coupled with Roger and used in a language-rich environment can guard against language delays.2
  • Roger use from the beginning can make a remarkable difference in reaching the 45 million words needed to be ready for school and litearcy learning.3
  • Once mobile, children spend 42% of their day more than 2 meters (6 feet) from a parent or caregiver.4 Roger can help deliver clear sound over distance.
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More conversations, more responsiveness

Young children can miss out on language-building conversations with family because of distance and noise. A recent study showed that by using a Roger system at home, children have access to approximately 11 more words per minute, when compared to just using their hearing devices.5 Imagine all the conversations made possible by simply adding Roger. Their researchers also found:

  • 80% of families said Roger use improved communication when talking to their children from a distance
  • 35% said their children were less frustrated while using Roger

Easy listening

Listening fatigue results from the extra effort needed for your child to understand what is being said, especially when in noise or over distance. Even children with mild hearing loss are at risk.7

  • Symptoms of listening fatigue include tiredness, sleepiness in the morning, inattentiveness, mood changes and learning challenges.7
  • Children with severe and recurrent fatigue are less able to engage in daily activities, do poorer academically, have disrupted sleep patterns and report a decrease in quality of life.8

Roger provides your child direct access to your speech so they’re not exhausted at the end of the day.

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Roger connects children with loved ones

Family provides children with their first interactions with other people. Children need to be able to hear their speech to develop their own speech and language. This connection is also crucial for a child’s security, harmony and well-being.

Whether sitting in the back seat of a car, running around a park or in a busy preschool, your child will be able to understand speech coming from all directions.

Roger and wireless accessories

Compatible with virtually every hearing aid, cochlear implant and bone-anchored device, Roger is the ideal solution to provide your child with access to more words and conversations as their worlds become noisier.

At Phonak, we design holistic solutions that perform together to provide children with the best access, near and far. Phonak Sky* hearing aids with the unique Roger and directional setting are proven to provide 26% improvement in speech understanding, compared to omni-directional setting.6


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1 Flexer, Carol (2018). The ears are doorways to the brain. Phonak Insight, retrieved from, accessed May 23nd, 2018.
2 McCreery, R. W., Walker, E. A., Spratford, M., Bentler, R., Holte, L., Roush, P., … Moeller, M. P. (2015). Longitudinal Predictors of Aided Speech Audibility in Infants and Children. Ear and Hearing, 36, 24S–37S.
3 Hart, B. & Risley, T. (1995). Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
4 Mulla, I., & McCracken, W. (2014). Frequency modulation for preschoolers with hearing loss. Seminars in Hearing, 35(03), 206–216.
5 Benitez-Barrera, C..R, Angley G., & Tharpe, A.M. (2018). Remote microphone system use at home: Impact on caregiver talk. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Vol. 61, 399-409.
6 Jones, C., & Rakita, L. (2016). A powerful noise-fighting duo: RogerTM and Phonak directionality. Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from, accessed May 23nd, 2018.
7 Hornsby, B.W. , Naylor, G., & Bess, F. H. (2016). A taxonomy of fatigue concepts and their relation to hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 37 Suppl 1, e1-e10.
8 Garralda, M.E. & Rangel, L. (2002). Annotation: chronic fatigue syndrome in children and adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43 (2), 169-176.
*Sky V and Sky B devices with direct audio input (DAI)