Hearing Aid Ratings - Hearing Aid Reviews

Whilst trying to find a hearing aid instrument for our mother, we found a lot of interesting facts that could possibly help others get to know more about the world of hearing loss. Here we will show how we did the hearing aid comparisons and some hearing aid ratings. Join us in the quest of reviewing and comparing the best hearing aids.

Phonak Hearing Aids / Phonak Hearing System

Phonak hearing aids or the Phonak hearing system are produced by the Phonak Group, which is a Switzerland company with its headquarters located in a small town called Staefa, 30 km east of Zurich. They have distributors located in many countries, which offers the Phonak hearing aid and its communications to adults and children in more than 70 countries.

The company’s development and specialisation of high-tech digital hearing systems and global distribution of these hearing systems have led to many awards. In addition, the company have educated people about the importance of hearing, the affects of hearing loss on the individual and what help is available by creating the global initiative ‘Hear the World’.

It has musical ambassador’s Plácido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic and Phonak Hearing Systems is the official supplier of the winner of the 32nd America’s Cup Alinghi. Phonak now provides the Alinghi with its on-board communication systems.

Hearing loss of individuals will vary; therefore, each hearing aid will be tailored to the person’s needs. Each Phonak hearing aids are distinguished by design and technology. Phonak hearing aids prices are also very wide-ranged to suit ever budget and needs.

Designs include:
-MicroStyle generation models, such as the microBTE (behind the ear,) which are small and light, and fit behind the ear.
-In the ear (ITE) models, which cover mild to medium hearing loss. Examples include Completely in the Canal (CIC), Mini-Canal in the Canal (ITC), Half Shell (ITC) and Full Shell (ITE).
-Behind the Ear (BTE) models which are worn behind the ear. These are suitable for all types of hearing loss and are especially useful in severe hearing loss.

Technology includes Phonak digital hearing aids, digitally programmable and analogue. Digital hearing aids are programmed via a computer and Phonak have many lines to cater for the individuals’ needs. These include the Exélia, Naída, Audéo, Savia Art, Savia/microSavia, Perseo, MicroPower, Eleva/microEleva, Valeo/miniValeo, Supero, eXtra, Una and MAXX.

Digitally programmable technology includes Astro, MicroZoom, Piconet2, SonoForte2, PowerZoom, NovoForte and the Analogue behind the ear technology includes the Classica, Picoforte3 and Superfront lines.

Other products include:
-iLink, which is a fully integrated wireless connected, small digital hearing instrument.
-eShell, which is an instrument shell made by laser to give a precise 3D model of your ear.
-FM systems which are wireless communication systems that allow clear understanding, when surroundings make hearing difficult (e.g. distance, loud environmental noises)

To check whether you are experiencing hearing problems, you can conduct its online questionnaire, hearing loss demos and hearing test. Or you can contact one of its hearing professionals worldwide.

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