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Phonak Hearing Aid Review by Gardner Audiology

2017 Update:

Phonak is a Swiss company specializing in hearing aids and wireless technology. They are one of the six largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. The company traces its roots back to 1947. In 1995, Phonak launched AudioZoom, pioneering the multi-microphone technology. In 2006, Phonak started the global Hear the World initiative to raise awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. The initiative addresses the social and psychological effects of hearing loss, and provides information on prevention and solutions. Phonak is a part of the Sonova Group that also includes Unitron hearing instruments and Advanced Bionic cochlear implants.

Phonak has been a strong force in creating solutions for pediatric hearing impairment and is well known for their wireless FM that has been used in school systems for decades.

  • Offers hearing aids that connect to both android and iPhone cellphones for wireless streaming. Phone calls and television can be streamed directly to hearing aids, cutting out bothersome background noise and improving speech understanding.
  • Phonak offers rechargeable hearing aids.
  • The Roger FM system transmits speech directly to the hearing aid to improve speech clarity in noise. Phonak offers a variety of products that have Roger technology, such as the Roger clip-on mic and the Roger pen.
  • Offers an invisible hearing aid, called the Lyric, that is worn 24 hours a day seven days a week for months at a time.
  • Manufactures custom hearing aids made from titanium, which is stronger, thinner, and more lightweight than the traditional acrylic material.
  • Offers a wireless CROS and BiCROS hearing aid option for those with single-sided deafness.

Phonak is a part of the Sonova Group that also includes Unitron hearing instruments and Advanced Bionic cochlear implants.

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Various Phonak Hearing Aid Models