Power hearing aid users are getting a modern upgrade with the release of Phonak’s Naída Marvel-SP hearing aids next month.
Described as a “fully-connected, multifunctional super-power hearing aid,” the new Naida Marvel hearing aids will allow moderate-to-profound hearing aid users stream music, answer phone calls and connect wirelessly to hearing aid accessories such as Phonak Roger technology and the Phonak Partner Mic.
The Phonak Naída M-SP is being hailed by Phonak as the “the world’s only super-power hearing aid to allow hands-free phone conversations as well as the classification of streamed audio signals.”
By connecting via Bluetooth, Naída Marvel users will be able to enjoy hands-free calls and stream audio from their favorite TV shows, music, e-books, podcasts and more. This technology essentially turns the hearing aids into wireless headsets.
“Calls can be answered or rejected with a simple push of the button, even if your phone is across the room,” according to Phonak. “In addition, you can even set your phone notifications to be heard through your Marvel hearing aids.”
With a sleek design, power hearing aid users no longer need adaptors or receivers to connect to media or hearing aid accessories. These modern hearing aids for severe hearing loss features both AirStream and Roger Direct technology. This technology allows for a variety of wireless accessories to connect to the hearing aid, and allows users hear better in challenging environments.
Naída Marvel users will be able to steam TV and movies directly to their hearing aids via the Phonak TV Connector.
The TV Connector is an external device that plugs into the TV or stereo system. The audio is then streamed to the hearing aids, up to 15 meters (50 feet) away, via AirStream™ technology.
The Marvel hearing aids will automatically adjust between streamed speech and music signals, ensuring optimized sound quality, according to Phonak.
The new Phonak Naída Marvel hearing aids can also connect to the Phonak PartnerMic.
Using AirStream technology, this discrete microphone can be attached to a user’s shirt or jacket, allowing for the hearing aid user to better understand one-on-one conversations.
For the first time, the Phonak Naída Marvel features RogerDirect. This means that users will be able to use Roger technology without attaching an external receiver or “boot.”
With installation required by an audiologist or hearing care professional, the hearing aids can connect to a variety of Roger technology, including the Roger Select, Roger Table Mic and Roger Pen.
Roger devices improve speech understanding in noise and over distance. They are useful in a variety of settings, including meetings, classrooms, public spaces and restaurants.
In addition to all the streaming features of Phonak’s new, modern hearing aids for severe hearing loss, the Naída Marvel also connects to the myCall-to-Text app.
This “digital service platform,” created by Phonak has a variety of modern functions, including:
The Phonak Naída Marvel will be available at the end of February through licensed hearing care professionals. They come in nine neutral color varieties, and is only available in the Naída M-SP performance model.