Note from the Audiologist: Phonak has a good balance of features.  One of the things that makes them stand out is their accessories, such as their Roger System (an adult FM system).  The Roger system is one of my favorite systems for patients with extremely poor speech comprehension.  Their hearing aids are very moisture and dust resistant, and their high end products perform perform really well with conversations in the car.  Their new chip the V (Venture) is up to 30% more efficient on battery life as well.  The below video tries to demonstrate some of their features with a little bit of humor.

Phonak technology explained

AutoSense OSSeamlessly fits to the changing listening environment. AutoSense OS accurately captures and analyzes the sound environment and then, more precisely than ever before, blends feature elements from multiple programs in real time to provide a seamless listening experience.

Speech in Loud Noise Automatic focus on a single voice in a noisy crowd. The hearing aid automatically focuses on the voice they want to hear, allowing them to effortlessly interact in the most cluttered of soundscapes. 

Speech in Wind The conversation must go on! Even on a windy day! Speech in Wind detects the wind noise in both hearing aids. Then, through sophisticated binaural processing the results are compared in real-time. The aid with the better speech signal is identified and the good signal is streamed to the other side.

Speech in 360° Understand speech from any direction. Automatically selects the direction of speech and sends this speech signal from one ear to the other, improving speech intelligibility without the need to face the speaker.

Venture Platform.  Powered by a state-of-the-art proprietary chip which provides double the processing capacity of its predecessor, Phonak Bolero V ensures better all-around hearing performance in even more listening situations, while reducing battery consumption.

Roger Pen

Roger Pen is a cutting-edge wireless microphone that enables people with hearing loss to hear and understand more speech in loud noise and over distance.  Built on game-changing Roger technology, this fully automated solution is proven to perform better than any wireless microphone in the industry. It can be used as a standalone microphone or alongside other Roger Pens, Roger EasyPens or the Roger Clip-On Mic. It also features Bluetooth for cell phone calling, and can also be used to listen to TV and multimedia.

Product Details

  • Fully automated settings.
  • One-click connection.
  • For virtually every hearing aid & CI there is a compatible Roger receiver.
  • Wideband audio Bluetooth (HD voice).
  • Audio input.
  • 3 color options.