Phonak’s new Audéo V receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid family is powered by the company’s new Venture chip technology that offers twice the processing power while reducing battery consumption up to 30 percent. Available in four new styles and in four performance levels, the Audéo V hearing aids feature a new AutoSense OS feature that automatically adapts the sound-processing program to changing listening environments.
The new hearing aids are also compatible with Phonak’s Wireless Communication Portfolio, which includes:
- Phonak EasyCall, connecting any Phonak wireless hearing aid to any Bluetooth enabled cell phone – even non-smartphones and older models. Permanently attached to the back of the phone, it streams the conversation directly to both hearing aids in unmatched sound quality.
- Phonak ComPilot Air II, a clip-on streamer and remote control that allows for easy control
of all Bluetooth-enabled audio devices such as cell phones, TVs, tablets and computers.
- Phonak RemoteControl App, which turns any smartphone into an advanced remote control for
Phonak Venture hearing aids. Combined with Phonak ComPilot Air II or ComPilot II, the
App enables direct selection of hearing programs, audio sources or the listening situation as
well as individual left or right volume control.
- Phonak Virtual Mirror App, which uses an iPad to mirror a client’s ear with a Phonak hearing
aid. It allows hearing care professionals to virtually change the color according to their clients’
preferences, send high-definition images via email and directly place orders.
“Clear speech understanding in daily life situations:This is where we have put the focus in developing our new platform and our latest generation of hearing aids,” Martin Grieder, Group Vice President Phonak, said in a news release. “Whether in the car, on the phone or in a restaurant, the new Audéo V RIC hearing aids offer precise performance, all while seamlessly adapting from one soundscape to another.”