Phonak are one of the manufacturers of digital hearing aids that we provide. Phonak are a Swiss hearing aid manufacturer owned by a company called the Sonova Group. They have been manufacturing hearing aids for over half a century and can be found in over 100 countries around the world. They have a UK base in Warrington, Cheshire. The Sonova Group also owns the manufacturer Unitron. Phonak are rated as one of the best hearing aid manufacturers around today and their technology is constantly improving. In late 2018 they launched the ‘Marvel’ platform and its success was unprecedented in Phonak history. They have now launched their latest platform, the Lumity platform which builds on the success of the Marvel and it's successor Paradise and brings brand new features and capabilities. You can see the prices of all of our hearing aids here.
This page references the very latest Phonak hearing aids in Scotland, you can read about older and discontinued Phonak hearing aids here.
Phonak has launched their new hearing aid platform, which they call Lumity. The initial hearing devices launched on the new platform will be their Audeo Receiver In Canal devices which consists of three Receiver In Canal model all of which are rechargeable devices. It appears that there may be no traditional zinc-air battery-powered RIC devices on the Lumity platform as Phonak says, Meet the first fully rechargeable product range from Phonak.
As I said, three separate Receiver In Canal models, all of which are rechargeable and Made For Any Phone. There is the Audeo L-R, an Audeo L-RT (which has a telecoil), and an Audeo Life Lumity. This is what they have to offer:
Audéo LifeTM Lumity
The new hearing aids have an upgraded central management system called AutoSense to 5.0. AutoSense manages all of the other features, deciding what needs to change to ensure you hear your best as the sound around you does. Phonak has continually upgraded its management system as advances in chipsets and both Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in audiology increase.
Phonak has introduced a new upgraded speech-focused technology that they are labelling SmartSpeech on the Lumity platform. The technology consists of two changes in the aids themselves and the use of the external Roger system. You still get the benefit without a Roger device, they have just included it in the concept of SmartSpeech Technology.
The aids themselves have upgraded and changed the parameters in their proprietary directionality strategy StereoZoom 2.0, They have also changed the implementation of that feature with an upgraded sound scene analysis system focused on speech that they call SpeechSensor. Sound scene analysis is the analysis system that monitors and analyzes what is going on in the world. The changes here will allow a better perception of speech.
Phonak says that the new Stereozoom 2.0 enables better speech understanding from the front by 16% in a noisy environment. The SpeechSensor feature combined with StereoZoom 2.0 will also deliver 15% better speech understanding from the back and sides.
SpeechSensor is an automatic feature that is designed to provide 360-degree speech detection by monitoring your surroundings for speech. It assesses the main speech source and adjusts the aid's microphone modes to ensure that you have more access to speech from the back and sides.
The Lumity is introduced with a new shape charger for the L-R and L-RT and the Charger Case Go for the Audeo Life. The Audeo Life is going to be the slightly dearer model, however, the Charger Case Go may be worth that extra money if you are an active, on-the-go type. The Charger Case Go can charge the Life aids three times without plugging in.
As with the platforms before it, Lumity pairs with the myPhonak app, the app gives you the ability to make adjustments on the go and create customised programs. The app also allows you to track personal health data, including step count, wearing time, activity levels, distance walked and ran, and optional goal setting. In addition, myPhonak app allows you to connect directly with a hearing care professional who can remotely assist in personalising their hearing experience.
Phonak launched their Paradise hearing aid range during a virtual global launch event on August the 20th 2020. Their new platform, the Paradise hearing aids range, is completely new both outside and inside. The first hearing aid styles to be launched were the Audeo (Receiver In Canal) Paradise range, they have now followed that up with the Naida Paradise range.
They have built upon the outstanding Marvel platform by introducing a brand new computer chip (they call it PRISM), with brand new features, a motion sensor, increased connectivity, and a brand new sound all go to make the Phonak Paradise the best they have ever produced.
Paradise technology is available in four technology levels, the 90, the 70, the 50 and the 30.
The new Paradise range offers motion sensors onboard the rechargeable hearing aids. The motion sensors are used to help the hearing aids understand if you are in motion. If you are in motion and having a conversation with someone, the aids understand that and change how they work to help you hear them better.
The Paradise aids build upon the Marvel features with increased and in-depth Bluetooth connectivity with an active connection to two Bluetooth devices. That means you can easily switch between two connected mobile phones or your mobile phone and your tablet without any fuss. This was a bugbear for some Marvel users who would have to disconnect from one device to connect to another. The Paradise allows for 8 Bluetooth®-enabled devices to be paired, while 2 can be simultaneously connected.
The new Tap Control feature allows users to activate popular voice assistants, answer or reject calls, or even pause or resume audio streaming by simply tapping on their ear. Phonak is using the new motion sensors to power the feature. It means that you can do more with your hearing aids without worrying about the buttons.
The Paradise hearing aid range is the first hearing aid range to benefit from Sonova’s new sound processing chip, PRISM (Processing Real-time Intelligent Sound Management). The new chipset allows a host of newly developed hardware and software features to help you rediscover the wonders of sound from the moment they are fit.
The hearing aids deliver crisp, natural sound in any environment, in quiet situations, soft voices over distance are enhanced by the new speech enhancer feature. The new Motion Sensor Hearing allows the hearing aids to detect when you are moving while having a conversation. It will automatically adjust the directional microphones to focus on the direction of speech.
The new upgraded myPhonak app will provide Paradise wearers with more control over how they hear thanks to a new personalized noise cancelling feature.
The Audeo Paradise range is made up of four Audeo hearing aids, two rechargeable hearing aids and two traditionally powered hearing aids. It is important to note that only the rechargeable devices have the new motion sensor feature and also the tap control. The new PRISM chip also allows the speakers in the Audeo range to be a little bit more powerful meaning they will cover more hearing losses than ever.
In February 2021 Phonak updated the Naida range with the latest Paradise technology, bringing all of the features and functionality to the Naida platform.
The new Naída Paradise devices are 14% smaller, 27% lighter, and packed with Paradise features and technology including next-level, powerful sound, industry-leading connectivity and a new custom program memory feature which will be introduced soon with the new myPhonak 5.0 app.
The new Naida Paradise platform is made up of two Behind The Ear Models, a Naida Ultra Power which is powered by a 675 battery and a Naida Rechargeable Power hearing device. The Naída Paradise UP model features a powerful double receiver that delivers up to 141 dB of peak gain and up to 130 dB in the rechargeable model.
It's powered by the new PRISM™ sound processing chip and features AutoSense OS™ 4.0 for a host of premium features that work together seamlessly. Like the original Paradise devices, the hearing aids can automatically enhance soft speech in quiet places, reduce noise in loud environments and built-in accelerometers detect movement to automatically steer the microphones to improve listening when on the move.
The Naída Paradise offers the full connectivity delivered by Paradise. The Phonak system means that users can wirelessly stream audio directly into both hearing aids from virtually any smartphone, TV, laptop, tablet, eBook and more. They also provide two active Bluetooth® connections at the same time, so users can stay connected to their two most important devices without having to manually switch back and forth.
Like the rest of the Paradise range, Naída Paradise hearing aids also offerRogerDirect™. It means that users can receive the signal from Roger devices with no additional accessory required. Of course, the devices will also come telecoil equipped for connection to loop systems and t-coil enabled equipment.
The Naida Paradise range also offers Phonak's new Tap Control2 which allows users to double-tap on their ear or the aids to accept or end a call, pause or resume streaming and activate smartphone voice-assistants like Siri® or Google Assistant™.
Phonak have now introduced the full range of their new Virto P in the ear products. The range will include a Paradise Titanium, two Paradise CIC devices, one with a size 10 battery and the other with a size 312, a Bluetooth enabled In The Canal/Half Shell model powered by a 312 battery and the Virto Paradise Black, basically the same as the 312 In The Canal/Half Shell model but with a black case.
Only the Virto Black and the Virto 312 In The Canal/Half Shell device will have the full Paradise functionality including the amazing connectivity. The other devices will not have connectivity.
The range will be available in the usual four levels of technology, the 90, 70, 50 and 30.
The Virto Paradise Titanium invisible hearing aids will be available across the top two levels of technology. The Paradise Titanium will not have any connectivity.
The Virto Paradise Black is a new concept from Phonak. A cross over device that looks like a typical hearable device. The device is a Bluetooth enabled hearing aid that shares the same benefits as the wider Paradise range including connection to any mobile phone and access to the outstanding RogerDirect system from Phonak.
The Virto P-10 NW O range is available across four levels of technology. It is a non-wireles device and will have no connectivity
The Virto P-312 NW O range will be available across four levels of technology. The device offers a very discreet profile but the benefit of a bigger battery. It is a non-wireles device and will have no connectivity
The Virto Paradise 312 device is a Bluetooth enabled hearing aid that shares the same benefits as the wider Paradise range including connection to any mobile phone and access to the outstanding RogerDirect system from Phonak.
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