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News: Phonak Audéo™ Marvel – A superhero of hearing aids?

Phonak Audéo™ Marvel – A superhero of hearing aids?

Phonak Audéo™ Marvel – A superhero of hearing aids?

21/11/2018 - Hearing Aids, Technology

Is the new Phonak Audéo Marvel hearing aid really a marvel? We take a closer look at Phonak’s latest release hearing aid.

The latest hearing device to land in Australia is the Phonak Audéo Marvel, which became available for pre-order this week.

Phonak, part of the Swiss-based Sonova group, has had some great innovative products on the market including the Virto B Titanium and the amazing Lyric, which we love. The Marvel delivers on two fronts that we know a lot of patients are looking for.

Android and iOS direct streaming

This is what we have been waiting for. We have seen direct to iOS devices on the market for a while and many of these devices can also stream to Android, but you need an intermediate device that takes the signal from the Android device and translates it into a signal the hearing aid can understand. The Phonak Audéo Marvel is really world-first technology with direct streaming from your Android device to both ears.

marvel ios android hearing aid streaming

Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology

The Marvel uses Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology and can connect directly to either iOS or Android smartphones or other Bluetooth® enabled phones or devices to stream any kind of audio including speech, music, videos, e-books, podcasts and much. No other device needed. This includes the ability to use the hearing aids as true hands-free devices using the built-in microphones.

It is worth highlighting these Marvel features:

  • Direct connectivity to smartphones – iOS and Android
  • Direct connectivity to a variety of other everyday electronics that use Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology
  • Hearing aids can be used like wireless stereo headphones
  • True hands-free capabilities
  • Extra-long streaming time thanks to AirStream technology

phonak tv connector

Stream quality audio from your TV or Hi-Fi

Now if you want the best out of your TV or Hi-Fi the Phonak Audéo Marvel also features proprietary AirStream™ technology. Using the Phonak TV Connector accessory, available separately, you can enjoy high-quality streaming from your TV, Hi-Fi or any device with optical or 3.5mm audio interfaces. The Phonak TV Connector is a simple plug-and-play device that will allow you top quality streaming sound from any connectable device.

If you have any Phonak Roger devices the Phonak Audéo Marvel will also get RogerDirect™ (via a firmware update in September 2019), which allows Roger technology to stream directly to Marvel hearing aids without needing an external receiver.

phonak audeo charger

The Phonak Audéo Marvel is rechargeable

First thing it does well is that the Marvel comes in a rechargeable option. We find more and more people choose rechargeable options as these become more affordable and increasingly reliable. It can also help people who may have dexterity issues that have trouble changing small hearing aid batteries. It will certainly also save a bundle of throw-away single use batteries during the life of the hearing aid.

Lithium-ion technology for long battery life and fast charging

The second thing the Audéo Marvel does well is rechargeability. The Phonak Audéo Marvel uses lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology, the same you find in your smartphone, which offers long, reliable battery life. The batteries in the Phonak Audéo Marvel are engineered to last six years and take just 3 hours to charge from 0% to 100% and 1.5 hours to charge from 0% to 80%.

The Marvel includes the Mini Charger Case, which comes with a power supply and USB-C cable and you can use a standard USB-C charging outlet as well. Other optional charging options are available including ones with power-packs so you can charge on the go.

A full day’s hearing and streaming in a single charge

With the lithium-ion batteries in the Marvel you can enjoy a full day of hearing including five hours of streaming. It’s worth pointing out that Apple’s current crop of wireless earbuds only promise five hours of streaming before they will need recharging. The Marvels can be used all day .

phonak audéo coloursModels and technology levels

The Marvel will eventually be available in a range of models including size 13 battery models and models with Telecoil. For the initial release Phonak have launched the size 312 battery and the rechargeable option in four technology levels:

  • M30 Essential
  • M50 Standard
  • M70 Advanced
  • M90 Premium

It comes in a range of nine colours so you can choose one that suits your style perfectly.

But wait… there’s more!

Imagine having an appointment with your audiologist without leaving your lounge-room! The Audéo Marvel comes built in with teleaudiology technology, or what we call Clarity RemoteCare. With Clarity RemoteCare you can make an appointment for adjustment of your hearing aids with your audiologist like you normally would, but instead of going to the clinic you just open up your Phonak app on your smartphone and video conference with your clinician. The clinician can then make updates and adjustments to the settings on your devices on the go over your smartphone connection. It means more convenience and potentially faster fine-tuning of your device so you get the best hearing possible quicker.

Phonak Audeo Marvel pricing

See Clarity’s low pricing on the Phonak Audeo Marvel here.

More about the Phonak Audéo Marvel

See the video on the Marvel from Phonak below or click through to Phonak’s own Audéo Marvel product page or find out more about the Marvel technology here.

And if you would like to find out more or have a discussion about your options call us on 1300 252 748 or request more information below.

Request more information today!

Why choose Clarity for your hearing loss treatment?

Our practice follows five principles for ethical treatment of hearing loss, which ensures you get the best hearing solutions for your hearing loss:

  • Accurate diagnosis: We only employ the best University Masters qualified and registered Audiologists and we take the time to ensure we accurately diagnose your hearing loss through a comprehensive hearing assessment, not just a hearing screen.
  • Evidence-based recommendations and treatment: We only prescribe treatment, hearing aids and features where there’s medical evidence it will actually help you and, importantly, suit your lifestyle. This means that if amplification via hearing aids won’t help with your specific hearing loss, we will not recommend or prescribe them. Hearing loss is a complex pathology and a one size fits all approach will never address your personal experience of hearing loss or damage.
  • Ethical and transparent pricing: Our margins are the same across our entire range of hearing aids. This ensures there is no incentive to over-prescribe technology other than what is best for you. We earn our income from our clinical time – our expertise — just like your GP or Physiotherapist. This also means we can keep our hearing aid pricing low with prices in some cases close to wholesale.
  • No sales commissions: Our clinicians are here to give you better hearing… not to sell you a hearing aid. By removing sales commissions and sales targets our audiologists can focus on treating your hearing loss, not selling you a hearing aid.
  • Independent since 2008: Being independent we can provide hearing aids and implants from all manufacturers to ensure we can select the right options for your hearing needs. We will offer you a choice of options at different price points that will treat your hearing loss and we will take the time to explain the benefits and features of each option.

If you are ready to act on hearing loss or damage, request an appointment today.

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