Phonak ActiveVentTM Receiver: The World’s First Intelligent Hearing Aid Receiver
ActiveVent Receiver is an innovative speaker technology, featuring a mechanically switching vent that provides naturalness of your own voice while optimizing your hearing performance.
It is the world’s first intelligent hearing aid speaker, designed for challenging listening environments or for moments of focus. It is controlled by AutoSense OS™ 4.0 which automatically adjusts your hearing aids to suit the environment.
How does ActiveVent Receiver work?
ActiveVent incorporates a built-in vent, in combination with a small disc, that is moved between two positions: open and closed.
When the disc is in the open position, environmental sound is able to pass through and thus provide listening comfort, naturalness of own-voice and awareness of environmental sounds¹.
ActiveVent incorporates a built-in vent, in combination with a small disc, that is moved between two positions: open (bottom) and closed (top).
In challenging listening situations, or when streaming media, the disc moves to the closed position, blocking out environmental sound directly entering the ear, thus increasing focus on speech or streaming content. All this is intelligently and automatically controlled by AutoSense OS 4.0.
Are you a fit for ActiveVent?
In terms of lifestyle, ideal candidates are active patients who are often in background noise, and do a lot of streaming of music and TV throughout the day. In general, the more you are in background noise or streaming (especially streaming in noisy places like on the train to work), the more benefit you’re going to find with ActiveVent.
Inserting the ActiveVent speaker.
The great thing about ActiveVent is that it can be added on to any rechargeable Audéo P device, even those that have been previously fit with a simple hearing instrument firmware upgrade. It’s a great upgrade to existing patients, and can be an interesting add-on in the hearing aid evaluation process for a new patient.
- Winkler, A., Latzel, M., & Holube, I. (2016). Open Versus Closed Hearing-Aid Fittings: A Literature Review of Both Fitting Approaches. Trends in hearing, 20, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216516631741