- Published on 17 August 2017
Phonak has announced the Audéo B-Direct, a revolutionary hearing aid that directly connects to any Bluetooth® ** enabled cell phone*. The new hearing aid is the first product to make use of Sonova’s revolutionary SWORD chip and wireless radio technology.
Audéo B-Direct delivers excellent sound quality thanks for the proven Belong platform and AutoSense OS. The low-voltage radio chip has the lowest power consumption of any hearing aid using Bluetooth Classic. As it supports the classic Bluetooth protocol, it provides direct connectivity to cell phones – including Android, iPhone® and even classic cell phones – with no extra body-worn streaming device required. Based on the innovative Belong platform, the Audéo B-Direct simplifies the life of consumers by offering them the freedom of direct connectivity, truly hands-free calling, and excellent TV sound quality.
Phonak is also announcing an extension of its Belong platform to a new generation of Phonak Virto B customized products, the world’s first hearing aids with Biometric Calibration.
All new products will be available in the U.S. end of August with Europe and other countries worldwide following step by step from September 2017 onwards.More information.
* with Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology and most older Bluetooth phones
** Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.; Android™ is a trademark owned by Google, Inc.
Source and photo: Phonak