What is Phonak Hearing Aid? All Phonak Features Explained

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Phonak Target contains all of the standard fitting tools and some unique features that make the procedure even more accessible. This gives you more time to concentrate on your client’s requirements.

Bimodal Fitting Considerations

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The Nada Link M and Sky Link M hearing aids may be fitted with an Advanced Bionics (AB) cochlear implant (CI) sound processor in a bimodal configuration. The Link M hearing aid enables binaural functions with the CI, including volume control, program structure, and streaming.

Adaptive Phonak Digital 2.0

In Phonak Paradise hearing aids, Adaptive Phonak Digital 2.0 is a new processing algorithm.

Feedback Threshold Overturning

Overturning the feedback threshold gives the HCP greater control and flexibility in achieving the desired high-frequency gain.

Autosense Os 4.0™

AutoSense OS 4.0 is Phonak’s automated operating system that orchestrates all of the hearing performance characteristics. It was created using artificial intelligence (AI). Customers benefit from current features in Phonak Paradise hearing aids, and new hearing performance features created particularly to tackle recognized hearing problems that clients face daily.

Speech Enhancer

Voice Enhancer is a program that boosts the peaks of a speech signal in calm environments.

Dynamic Noise Cancellation

Under challenging conditions, a spatial noise cancellation function combined with a directed beamformer improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

Motion Sensor Hearing

The directional microphone and Dynamic Noise Cancellation settings are adjusted according to the client’s observed activity via Motion Sensor Hearing.

Soft Noise Reduction

For noises like a clock ticking or fan noise, soft noise reduction decreases gain.

Tap Control

Tap Control training allows you to teach your client how to double-tap to activate Tap Control features like pause/resume streaming from a connected Bluetooth® device, accept or stop calls from a connected iOS or Android phone, and access the voice assistant on their smartphone.

Connection Alerts

A signal that notifies the customer of a loss or stoppage in hearing aid transmission.

More Prominent View Of Notes

Notes may be written and seen throughout the fitting session, and reminders can be established.

Phonak Trial™

With Phonak Paradise and Marvel, you can provide a variety of performance levels in a single device. Target’s ability to adjust performance levels helps you meet clients’ demands right away or bridge the gap during repairs.

Audiogramdirect With Remote Support

AudiogramDirect can be used to assess a client’s hearing directly through their hearing aids as part of the fitting procedure. This capability is now accessible during a Phonak Remote Support session with the Phonak Target 6.2.7 release. AudiogramDirect is intended to assess a client’s hearing during a follow-up appointment, but it can also serve as a starting point for a new initial fitting.

Precise And Flexible Fine-Tuning

The fine-tuning tools allow for flexible changes if needed, while the exact curve display gives correct information (e.g., on the applied gain and MPO).

Unique Wireless Fitting Workflow

Direct-connect Phonak hearing aids, Target fitting software, and Noahlink Wireless give a full wireless fitting solution that does not require body-worn fitting equipment. This combination is only available from Phonak, and it lays the groundwork for a unique wireless workflow. Hearing aids with direct connectivity is easily detected by pushing the push button on the device, which highlights it in the list of accessible devices. Hearing aids are allocated, and the fitting procedure proceeds, ensuring a streamlined and hassle-free fitting experience for hearing care providers and their customers.

Automatic Download Of Target Updates

Target downloads fresh updates in the background, so the fitting process is not disrupted. Once the settings are saved, and Target is closed, it notifies you that a new update is ready, along with a list of all the new features, and offers you the option to begin the installation.

Automatic Selection Of Experience Level

By looking at fitting session information in Noah or Standalone, Phonak Target automatically pre-selects the experience level for new fits. This lays the groundwork for a more personalized first fit and makes the most of the new AutoSense OS’s features for your clients.

Junior Mode Defaults

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Pediatric fits necessitate a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach. Junior mode inside Phonak Target provides age-specific DSL or NAL settings and hearing aid configurations tailored to the requirements of children and their families, depending on their age. Junior Mode is divided into four age groups: 0-3, 4-8, 9-12, and 13-18.

RECD Improvement

The handling and display of RECD curves and the associated measurement conditions have been enhanced to make them easier to use while still adhering to IEC 61669.

TargetMatch

Phonak and Otometrics collaborated on TargetMatch, an automated guiding system for real-ear and Test box measurements. It has a step-by-step workflow that guides you through placing probe tubes, getting Real Ear and 2cc/test box measurements, and automated or manual target matching. This makes it simple and effective to include verification in the fitting process.

Benefit Demonstrator

A successful counseling tool allows clients and their communication partners to compare hearing aids to no hearing aids, monaural vs. binaural hearing, and technology levels using ordinary headphones.

Acoustic Parameter Screen With Receiver Check

Phonak When the acoustic characteristics are the same, Target automatically recognizes and connects the sides. Target also includes receiver check, which compares the receiver to the settings in the fitting program.

Compare Settings

This useful tool allows you to compare your most recent modifications to prior settings in the most accessible way possible. This one-of-a-kind feature lets you compare and select programs from previous fits without having to leave the session. After connecting the hearing aids to the program, the first snapshot will be taken automatically. Additional pictures can be taken manually at any point during fine-tuning. You may immediately include your clients in picking the optimal settings by using sounds from the integrated media player.

Transfer Settings

The Transfer Settings feature makes it simple to migrate essential aspects from the old fitting to the new one, spanning models, product families, and software versions from iPFG 2.5 forward. The fitting formula, fine-tuned frequency responses, and the tailored program structure are all transferred aspects. It speeds up the process of transferring fitting parameters, which is beneficial for upselling.

Feedback and Real-Ear Test

Individual data beyond the audiogram and the chosen acoustic coupling is required for accurate findings and a better initial fit. Hearing aids from Phonak may be tested and evaluated in the client’s ear. The Feedback and Real Ear Test combines the individual feedback threshold, RECD data, and acoustic parameter choices to provide a more accurate fitting calculation. There is no need for additional testing equipment.

Auto Acclimatization

The hearing care practitioner can choose a period during which the hearing aid’s gain will gradually grow to a predetermined goal gain. The customer benefits because the hearing aid acclimates gradually and easily rather than raising the gain session by session. The hearing care professional benefits since it displays the precise gain level processed by the hearing aid.

AudiogramDirect

Test your client’s hearing directly in Phonak Target with any hearing aid, considering the qualities of the particular ears and the hearing aids selected. AudiogramDirect offers a more customized pre-calculation, which means less fine-tuning effort are required.

You may also compare diagnostic data from various fitting sessions without having to quit the session. You may compare and demonstrate the evolution of the client’s hearing loss over time by overlapping two curves in the same view, which is a useful tool in the counseling process.

Fine-Tuning Recommendations

Only Phonak Target has an interface for displaying and applying a previous Phoneme Perception Test (PPT) findings to enhance individual hearing device fitting. It indicates whether or not the specified hearing instruments provide optimal high-frequency speech listening.

Audibility Fine-Tuning

This is the most effective and concentrated method for customizing settings to meet specific user preferences and listening requirements. This method addresses the requirement for fine-tuning to specific hearing targets, such as speech, one’s voice, overall loudness, and even individual phonemes, all of which are critical for speech recognition and intelligibility. Only gain levels and frequencies that are important to improving the audibility of the selected stimuli are affected by the adjustments. The regions that need to be changed are marked in both the curve display and the gain table. You may respond to customer demands quickly and precisely with audibility fine-tuning.

Client View And Second Screen

Clients and their communication partners can use Phonak Target as a resource to help with the therapy process. You may get information on your computer screen or a second display screen on hearing, hearing loss, and goods. For tuning and counseling, the display option Real-Time Display is employed. Improvements in speech intelligibility, gain, output, SoundRecover2, and channel resolution may be easily shown, especially with stereo or surround sounds located in the right-upper corner of the client session.

Tinnitus Balance

The Tinnitus Balance noise generator provides vital tools to help you control your tinnitus. The gain can be turned off (i.e., for noise generator only use). Broadband sound is commonly used in tinnitus care, whether for masking or sound therapy.

Understanding More About Noise

Zooming in on a single speaker in a loud setting improves speech understanding by 60% compared to not using hearing aids.

Better Speech Understanding

Automatic selection of the optimal settings for each listening circumstance improves speech understanding by 20%.

Hearing In Car

When listening to talks in automobiles, there is a 37% reduction in effort compared to previous technologies.

Hearing Quiet Voices

With our newest products, we’ve seen a 10% increase in soft speech understanding.

Natural Music Experience

For music sound quality, this hearing aid is at the top of the list.

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