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Using Hearing Aids for the First Time

Being able to communicate easily and comfortably in any situation is the key to being yourself. Phonak have years of experience to help you when wearing a hearing aid for the first time. Our hearing innovations are the result of in-depth consumer understanding: insights gained by listening to hearing aid wearers and hearing care professionals around the world.

Phonak hearing aids focus on speech understanding, comfort and ease-of-use, and are tailored to give you the listening experience you desire as a first time hearing aid user.

Phonak first time hearing aids allow you to move seamlessly from one listening situation to another, be it at home, in the office, on the sports field or a social setting. Using a hearing aid for the first time allows you to stay connected throughout your day. Unique to Phonak hearing aids is the ability to send speech signals from one hearing aid to the other, so you hear everything with both ears.

Julie Horn

Lots of my friends have commented on how my confidence is coming back and how I can just join in a conversation. 

Connect to the world with a hearing aid

Hearing voices allows us to interact and be part of the conversation again

Regain confidence

Feel comfortable again and hear everything in social gatherings and noisy situations

Get it the first time

No more misunderstandings and tedious repetition in conversations or on the phone

Rediscover sounds

Wearing a hearing aid for the first time opens up a world of enjoying music, children's laughter and birds chirping again

Everywhere you go

Your hearing aids know where you are and automatically adjust accordingly

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A perfect fit

Hearing Aids Designed to Suit You

If you’re wearing a hearing aid for the first time your hearing care professional will recommend a model that best suits your needs and hearing loss, but you always have a choice when it comes to deciding which style is right for you. All Phonak hearing aid models are available in a variety of colours.

BTE (behind-the-ear): Sits comfortably behind the ear. The receiver is built into the hearing aid, making them more robust as the receiver is not as exposed. Bolero™ B

RIC (receiver-in-the-canal): Sits comfortably behind the ear and are highly discreet because the receiver sits in the ear and is not built into the hearing aid, enabling it to be built even smaller. Audéo™ B

Custom product: Individually crafted to your own ear canal to fit perfectly and comfortably in your ears, providing absolute discretion. Virto™ B

Extended wear: It is completely invisible, it's worn around the clock for months at a time.  Lyric™

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Roger microphones

Appealing solutions that deliver Roger™ technology designed to enhance speech understanding in loud noise and over distance1.

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The Phonak free smartphone apps

Phonak Guide app

Created to help you get used to your new Phonak hearing aids.

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1Thibodeau, L. (2014). Comparison of speech recognition with adaptive digital and FM wireless technology by listeners who use hearing aids. American Journal of Audiology, 23(2), 201-210