Phonak is renowned for hearing aid solutions for severe and profound hearing loss. Their latest addition to the Naida range continues and builds on that legacy.
Phonak have just launched the latest addition to their now famous Naida range. First introduced in 2007, the range has gone through four updates. The new addition is based on their latest chipset, the Venture, and brings all of the benefits of that new platform to people with severe and profound hearing loss. The new Naida range is available in four levels of technology, the V90, V70, V50 and V30.
There are also new form factors with much smaller and more powerful devices than the older Naida Quest range. The range packs in some great updated features with new strategies to deliver as much sound information as possible in order that as much of the natural sound information is available to users.
The Naida V RIC (Receiver in Canal) offers fantastic power in a small package, delivering outstanding benefits for people with mild to severe hearing losses. The device comes with three possible receiver options, the XS, the XP and the new X UP (for Ultra Power).
With the introduction of a newly designed X UP receiver, the hearing aid will cover a hearing loss down to a flat 100 dB. This means that even people with a severe hearing loss can avail of a very discreet solution without compromise in power or functionality.
The new Naida V SP is 25% thinner than its predecessor, it is also a much smaller hearing aid. It runs on a size thirteen battery and can be fit with a power slim tube and tip which offers real discretion. It can also be fitted with a standard thick tube and mould configuration. The power slim tube has been re-designed and it now sits lower on the top of the ear and hugs the face in a better way. The power output on the new SP has been increased and it now matches the power output on the older Naida Quest UP. Which simply means that more people with severe to profound hearing loss can now avail of a more discreet option.
The new Naida V UP is again thinner and smaller than its predecessor with a new form factor. The power output on the hearing aid has been increased giving it even more performance for even the most profound hearing loss. It is powered by a 675 battery and can also be fitted with a power slim tube and custom tip.
After seeing it in the flesh I was surprised just how small it actually is. This is definitely the smallest 675 traditional solution for profound hearing loss I have ever seen. It will give people with profound hearing loss a more discreet solution.
With a new version of Phonak's sound Recover strategy the Naida offers more high frequency cues than ever before. This allows access to the nuances of sound that you may not be able to hear.
The range is rated to IP68, which means it will survive immersion in one metre of water for sixty minutes without damage. Phonak are circumspect calling it water resistant, but another manufacturer calls this waterproof. One way or the other this range will quite happily get in the shower and the pool with you.
The casing is made with a new glass fiber reinforced material, the Naída V is now 60% more robust than its predecessor which together with its resistance to water should really give you confidence it won't fail.
As part of the Venture platform the new Naida range benefits from Autosense and all of its features. This allows it to deliver the best possible experience in a range of sound environments.
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