With the release of the “Made For All” Phonak Audéo B-Direct late last year, Android users and hands-free callers with hearing loss have had their prayers answered. Here are the top three innovations that Phonak Audéo B-Direct has introduced to the market. Read more
A recent FCC filing confirms that Phonak has developed a full-blown Bluetooth chip, which should enable connecting natively to any Bluetooth device, including Android phones, iPhones, Bluetooth-enabled computers, etc. Read more
A new generation of rechargeable battery technologies promises to make life easier for hearing aid consumers in 2017. When two new rechargeable hearing aid models and an innovative new retrofit rechargeable battery system hit the market in late 2016, consumers finally got a choice of options as easy and convenient to charge as your cell phone. Read more
Internet and iPhone connectivity may be the sizzle in today’s hearing aid market, but sound quality is still the steak. That’s one of many takeaways from a groundbreaking audiologist survey conducted this fall by Hearing Tracker and UBS Evidence Lab, the research arm of global investment banking giant UBS AG. Read more
Consumers are warming up to the idea of using rechargeable hearing aid batteries in place of the disposable zinc-air batteries required by most modern hearing devices. According to a recent Hearing Tracker survey, new rechargeable technologies – that provide longer battery life in smaller packages – are leading many hearing aid consumers to consider making the switch. Read more
Sonova CEO Lukas Braunschweiler provides a Phonak Lyric hearing aid review, and provides a general overview of the hearing loss industry.
Braunschweiler summarizes the market:
The market is basically tremendous. You have 15% of people on this world suffering from any kind of hearing loss, and only about a fifth of people really have a correction."
When asked why there is resistance to dealing with hearing loss Braunschweiler responds:
Traditionally... hearing instruments have been Read more