Phonak hearing aids
Phonak is a hearing aid brand manufactured by Sonova (Switzerland). Sonova is one of the world’s two largest selling manufacturers of hearing aids, making up approximately 30% of the world market in 2019.
‘Marvel’ released in 2018 (in the BTE and RIC hearing aid styles) reinforced Phonak’s reputation amongst the industry professionals and consumers alike. For many years Phonak has been creating high performing hearing aids (Sonova was founded in 1947). In addition to a full range of custom hearing aids, behind-the-ear, and receiver-in-the-canal, Sonova also makes the market leading Roger listening devices that are well established in the businessperson market. With a regional HQ in Baulkham Hills Sydney, an international manufacturing facility in South-East Asia, and consistent positive feedback from patients, we confidently and successfully prescribed many Phonak devices for a range of people.
“Love at First Sound” is how Phonak describes the Marvel listening experience. With the Marvel platform Phonak delivers excellent sound quality by “pushing the boundaries of hearing aid technology”. One of the many appeals of the product is that it connects directly not only to Apple smartphones but also to Android devices via Bluetooth.
Central to the Phonak brand is the desire to provide consumers with the freedom to do what they please and to go where they like, without being restricted by hearing loss. It is this focus on having a fulfilling life that is their key focus. In their words “Our aim is to create hearing aids that automatically and effortlessly simplify your life while providing you with an exceptional hearing experience, everywhere, every time!”
Phonak’s range of features is extremely broad including Bluetooth connectivity, built in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, AutoSense OS 3.0, Binaural VoiceStream Technology™, up to 20 fine tuning channels of audio processing as well as easy volume and program controls for multiple customisable programs, tinnitus relief, excellent water and dust protection (IP rating 68), telecoil, and a 3 year manufactures warranty. The myPhonak app provides you with the means to receive remote support from your Audiologist at A Better Ear. That means follow-up consultations and online counselling are available outside the clinic via remote adjustments to the hearing aids settings. You can also record feedback on your experiences in the Hearing Diary for the Audiologists reference.
Phonak provides an extensive range of fully featured hearing aids, assisted listening devices and accessories, offering an excellent choice for unilateral and bilateral sufferers of mild to profound hearing loss.
In Australia Phonak hearing aids are distributed via independent clinics such as A Better Ear as well as through a chain of Sonova owned retail outlets under the ‘Connect Hearing’ banner.
Consult your private health insurance to see if your child is eligible for a rebate. Talk to your family doctor to find out if Medicare rebates are available.
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