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Best speech understanding in the most challenging environments.

Phonak Spice Generation introduces unique Zoom Technology, three groundbreaking innovations that will delight you and your clients: StereoZoom, auto ZoomControl and UltraZoom.

StereoZoom

StereoZoom takes binaural processing technology to a whole new level by integrating the input from the four microphone network of two hearing instruments. Monaural directional microphones have a broad forward focus which often includes undesirable or distracting sounds. StereoZoom has the unique ability to significantly narrow the beam, effectively addressing the common need to focus on a single voice in a crowd.
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auto ZoomControl

auto ZoomControl harnesses the power of our unique full bandwidth audio exchange and advanced binaural processing to automatically track and focus on speech, regardless of the direction, enabling understanding without the need to face the speaker.
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UltraZoom

The foundation for our sophisticated binaural beamforming features is UltraZoom with SNR-Boost. It is the first and only dual-microphone system to incorporate a unique spatial noise cancellation algorithm designed specifically for directional applications.
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Three Feature Sound Demonstration

See and hear for yourself how StereoZoom, UltraZoom with SNR-Boost, and auto ZoomControl work. These demos were done live at the 2010 EUHA conference in Hannover, October 2010.

Publications

 StereoZoom 
Field Study News - Improved speech understanding even with open fittings
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Field Study News - Improvements with directional microphones
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Phonak Insight - Binaural directionality
PDF, 284kB
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 auto ZoomControl 
Field Study News - Objective and subjective benefits with auto ZoomControl
PDF, 103kB
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Field Study News - Automatic change of focus to speech signals of interest
PDF, 173kB
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Field Study News - Part II: Improved localisation and signal detection in noise
PDF, 151kB
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Field Study News - Part I: Significantly improved speech intelligibility in noise while listening to the side or back
PDF, 156kB
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Field Study News - User Control of Directional Focus: Benefits of Hearig the Facets of a Full Life
PDF, 573kB
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 UltraZoom 
Focus 26 - Advantages of an Adaptive Multi-Microphone System
PDF, 213kB
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Focus 24 - Is digital enough for improved hearing in noise? Studies comparing digital and multi-microphone instruments
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Focus 18 - Audio Zoom-Signal Processing for Improved Communication in Noise
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Focus 03 - The directional microphone advantage - a review of recent research literature
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