Phonak's new platform, Belong, includes pioneering lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology

Belong, hearing aid platform by Phonak
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Sonova Holding AG announces that its Phonak brand will launch the next generation hearing aid product platform Belong, which includes pioneering lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology in hearing aids. Built on the superior Palio 3 technology and specially designed to simplify consumers’ lives, the new Audéo B Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) products and the first of its kind lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid, Audéo B-R, will be released to the US market in August with Europe to follow in September 2016.

Commenting on the launch, Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova said: “Less than two years after the successful introduction of the Venture product platform, Phonak once again proves its unwavering commitment to pioneer life-changing innovative hearing solutions. The quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid ever produced will be a game-changer in ease-of-use for our industry. It is further evidence of our technology leadership and our promise to empower consumers to live a life without limitations. I am convinced that this groundbreaking new product will further support the long-term, sustainable growth of Sonova.”

Research revealed that rechargeable hearing aids and rechargeable batteries are top of the list of features that hearing aid users are seeking. In response to this insight and based on years of research, development and intensive testing, Phonak Audéo B-R opens a new era to those affected by hearing loss. Today, lithium-ion is the fastest growing and most promising battery technology that offers 40% more power than conventional rechargeable batteries. This makes Phonak Audéo B-R the quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid ever produced. The new pioneering solution is another result of Phonak’s unwavering commitment to change people’s lives for the better.

Phonak Belong – new product platform ready to drive the next technological breakthrough

Less than two years after the launch of the successful Venture product platform, Phonak is ready to launch the next product platform built on the flexible Palio 3 technology. The next-generation Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid Audéo B is the first product family based on the new Phonak Belong product platform, which features a host of innovative technologies that have been created specifically to simplify the life of people with hearing loss. The new Audéo B premium hearing aids come in a new design and will be available in 4 performance levels and 9 colors. All models are IP 68 rated, meaning that they are dust tight and protected against water. With Belong, Phonak is once again helping consumers with hearing loss live better lives.

Highlights

  • Phonak to launch next generation hearing aid platform Belong with the new Audéo B RIC products less than 24 months after successful introduction of Phonak Venture platform
  • New platform includes Audéo B-R the first ever hearing aid to feature a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery providing 24 hours* of hearing
  • Audéo B-R represents the quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid ever produced
  • AutoSense OS: the cutting edge industry only system further enhanced for unmatched hearing performance

For more information on the newest platform from Phonak, visit Sonova's website.