Sky, Naída, and CROS extend Phonak's Lumity range to kids, teenagers and adults with severe-to-profound loss
- Published on 11 August 2023
Covering all ages and various levels of hearing loss is the aim of Phonak's recently announced extension of its Lumity portfolio.
Sky, Naída and CROS are the new offerings, broadening the Lumity portfolio to address the unique requirements of kids, teenagers and adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss, as well as individuals with unaidable hearing loss in one ear.The current Lumity range also has some color and performance level extensions.
Empowering kids and adults
Sky Lumity (L) hearing aids prioritise speech understanding in noise, featuring enhanced connectivity, enabling children to connect to and explore the digital world. When used with Roger, children experience 34%2 better speech understanding compared to using hearing aids alone, granting them access to an additional 5,300 words per day.3
Sky L hearing aids work seamlessly with myPhonak Junior, which Phonak claims is the industry’s only dedicated pediatric app. "The app empowers kids by giving them fine control over their hearing aids, giving a sense of ownership and personal connection to their devices," says the brand. And parents can also use the app to monitor wearing time, schedule remote consultations with hearing care professionals, and set parental controls.
Tailored to individuals with unaidable hearing loss in one ear, CROS Lumity adjusts to enhance situational awareness and improve speech understanding. Its compatibility with Phonak Roger for improved hearing over distance and noise is another boon, while personalised control is available for CROS L-R through both the myPhonak and myPhonak Junior apps.
Naída Lumity has new features designed to prioritise speech understanding. Naída L hearing aids are powered by AutoSense OS 5.0, Phonak's most advanced operating system to date, which makes use AI-based machine learning, continuously analysing the user's listening environment 700 times per second. For challenging communication-driven group scenarios, Naída L couples with Roger technology.
Conversations at all ages
"By introducing Sky, Naída, and CROS to the Lumity family, we uphold our commitment to providing the industry's widest range of high-quality Swiss- engineered hearing solutions," commented Phonak's Vice President of Marketing, Oliver Frank.
"Conversations lie at the heart of life, from a baby listening to their parents' lullaby to an elderly couple reminiscing about a well-loved movie," he added.
A larger choice of colors and more levels available for Phonak Slim
Phonak is responding to consumer feedback by offering more colour options: Sky L hearing aids will be available in 14 different colors. AudéoTM L, LR and Life will also be available in three of the new exciting colors: Electric Green, Caribbean Pirate and Precious Pink. To date Phonak Slim has been available in level 90 and 70. Now it will also be available in levels 50 and 30.
UK orders from August 21
Naída L-PR and L-UP, Sky L-PR and L-UP, CROS L-R and Slim in 50 and 30 levels will be available to order by licensed hearing care professionals in the UK as of August 21, 2023. For more information, please visit phonak.com
2. Wolfe, J., Neumann, S., Schafer, E., Towler, W., Miller, S., Dunn, A., Jones, C., Nelson, J. (2021). Evaluation of a Dual Adaptive Remote Microphone System. Journal of Educational, Pediatric & (Re)Habilitative Audiology (JEPRA), Vol. 25, 2021-2027
3. Benitez-Barrera, C.R, Angley G.P., & Tharpe, A.M. (2018). Remote microphone system use at home: Impact on caregiver talk. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Vol. 61, 399-409.