Phonak Hearing Aids – Phonak Slim
Phonak Slim Hearing aids Include a 5-year warranty.
Phonak is one the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. They are based in Switzerland and are part of the Sonova Group, which includes Unitron.
Phonak is known for its innovative hearing aids. Phonak was formed in 1947 in Switzerland and became the leading innovator in analogue hearing aids. In 1985 after purchasing multiple additional hearing aid companies, it became Phonak Holding AG and the world’s leading provider of digital hearing aids. 2007 it changed its name to Sonova Holding – or Sonova Group.
Phonak Slim was released in 2023; Phonak’s product page for Slim can be found here.
Phonak Slim Hearing Aids- Overview
- Unique left and right design
- Improved speech understanding in noisy environments – SmartSpeech Technology
- AutoSense OS™ 5.0
- Rechargeable Hearing aids – Lithium Ion – Battery life, all day with streaming
- Personalized noise cancelling
- Connect to your phone – Direct streaming from nearly all Android and iOS Apple phones
Phonak Slim hearing aids join the Lumity platform. Phonak Slim are streamlined in design, leaving more room behind your ears to fit glasses.
Phonak Slim Technology Levels
Phonak Slim L90 – Premium Technology
Phonak Slim L70 – Advanced Technology
Phonak Slim L50 – Standard Technology
Phonak Slim Hearing Aid Prices
Sound Hearing believes in transparency and therefore publishes all the prices of our hearing aids. To locate a price, click on the picture to choose the hearing aid model. If you hover over the image, a text description will appear. Next, choose the technology level you are interested in. Below technology, choose a single or pair of hearing aids and then Standard Service or Service LITE. A price will then appear above and below. If you click clear, all tabs will be reset to perform a new search.
Sound Hearing offer Standard Service and Service LITE:
Standard Service – includes a home visit hearing test, a home visit fitting and home visit aftercare for life. This suits new users and older adults who may have trouble cleaning and maintaining their hearing aids and need regular support.
Service LITE – Includes a home visit hearing test and a home visit fitting. Aftercare is then chargeable. This may be suited to experienced hearing aid users who can maintain their hearing aids. It may also be suited to customers who spend time overseas.
Phonak Slim Charger
The Phonak Slim Charger Case is a compact charger with
magnets in the charging slots that make it easy to
insert and remove the hearing aids. The chargers use a
standard USB-C charging port that lights up when
power is applied.
Phonak Slim Hearing Aids take 3 hours to charge.
Phonak Slim Hearing Aids Bluetooth Connectivity
Phonak Slim hearing aids are compatible with nearly all Bluetooth smartphones. Phonak has been refining the Bluetooth streaming in their devices since the launch of Marvel hearing aids in 2018. Slim hearing aids allow for actual hands-free use of a mobile. Keep your phone in your pocket and answer your phone call by pressing a button on the hearing aid.
Phonak Slim Colours
Phonak Slim Hearing Aids Technology
Phonak Slim runs on the PRISM (Processing Real-time Intelligent Sound Management) chip and includes motion sensors. PRISM runs the new AutoSense OS™ 5.0 software, which enables SmartSpeech technology.
Phonak Autosense OS 5.0
Trained with artificial intelligence, Autosense is software that automatically changes the programs and settings of the hearing aid. As a hearing aid user moves into different listening environments, Autosense automatically loads the best program, changes the volume, and adjusts the hearing devices’ advanced features.
Speech Enhancer is an adaptive feature that enhances a soft speech signal in quiet situations. Hearing aid wearers experience reduced listening effort in quiet.
Dynamic Noise Cancellation
Phonak Slim hearing aid wearers can benefit from reduced listening effort in noise thanks to Dynamic Noise Cancellation. The system works with Phonak’s adaptive beamformer and the motion sensor.
Motion Sensor Hearing
Motion Sensor Hearing Detects if the user is stationary or moving and how noisy the surroundings are. AutoSense OS™ 5.0 then automictically adjusts the hearing aids setting to ensure optional hearing.
StereoZoom 2.0 enables the hearing aid microphones to focus on speech from the front and is activated in noisy listening environments.
With SpeechSensor, users can hear from the back and the sides. This automatic feature detects the primary speech source and adjusts its microphone modes to ensure the client has more access to speech from the side and back.
Phonak App – Slim
The Phonak Slim Remote app allows users to make multiple adjustments to the hearing aids.
- Control volume and select programs
- Create your preferred settings and programs
- Dynamic Noise Cancellation through improved Speech Focus slider
- Convenient remote video support from your hearing care professional
- Real-time hearing aid adjustment over distance in the natural environment
- Functions available with the new Health section, such as Steps, Activity levels, Heart Rate tracking, and Distance walked and ran.
- The Optional goal setting for Steps.
- Status information of the connected hearing aids and hearing aid accessories
- Battery state of charge
- Bluetooth® phone call configuration
- Set up Bluetooth phone calls and streaming
- Tap Control configuration
Phonak myCall-to-Text app – will transcribe so the user can read what is being said in real-time.
Phonak Slim Hearing Aids Accessories
For more details on Phonak Accessories and user instruction manuals, please see the Phonak website by clicking here.
Phonak TV Connector lets you stream directly from your TV/Stereo into your hearing aids.
Phonak Roger On Hearing Aid Accessory – Roger Direct Technology is built into Slim. This means Slim hearing aids can communicate directly with Roger’s suite of wireless microphones. Roger Microphones bridge the gap in hearing ability when background noise is present and where there is a distance from the speaker (more than 2m).
https://polarionalm-phonak.sonova.com/polarion/redirect/project/STUDYREQUEST/workitem?id=SRF-386To access health data, it is necessary to create an account within my Phonak app
Appleton, J. (2020) AutoSense OS 4.0 – significantly less listening effort and preferred for speech intelligibility. Phonak Field Study News retrieved fromwww.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed August 2022.
Latzel, M. & Hobi, S. (2022) ActiveVent™ Receiver provides open and closed acoustics for better speech understanding in noise and naturalness of own voice perception. Phonak Field Study News retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence
Woodward, J and Latzel, M (2022) New implementation of directional beamforming configurations shows improved speech understanding and reduced listening effort. Phonak Field Study News in preparation. Expected end of 2022
Oldenburg April 2022 https://polarionalm-phonak.sonova.com/polarion/redirect/project/STUDYREQUEST/workitem?id=SRF-386