Phonak Target™ 3.3
Phonak Target™ combines well-proven usability with the advantages of the Phonak Quest platform. This unique feature set is now complemented by the Phoneme Perception Test.
How to upgrade Phonak Target™
Start Phonak Target and click on [Phonak Target updates] in the start screen.
Available Phonak Target updates and appropriate information are visible at a glance. You can work normally while downloads are processed in the background. The update function requires an internet access.
The latest version features a simpler navigation than ever before. New in the green navigation bar you will find on the left side two arrow buttons. They guide you screen by screen through the fitting process. In the setup this function can be customized to tailor Phonak Target to how you work.
The Tinnitus Balance noise generator is a feature available with all Phonak Audéo Q products. It offers essential tools to support your tinnitus management philosophy. The latest feature enhancement allows you to mute the gain for manual programs, i.e. for noise generator only use. The use of broadband sound is common in tinnitus management either in the context of masking or sound therapy.
When refitting existing Phonak users with newer technology, it is desirable to maintain the basic elements of the successful fitting. The Transfer Settings function enables easy migration of key elements of the previous fitting, across models and product families and software versions, to the new fitting. Transferred elements include the fitting formula, fine-tuned frequency responses and the customized program structure.
The improved Transfer Settings makes the process of migrating fitting settings more efficient, useful for example when upselling.
Only Phonak Target™ provides an interface to show and apply the results of a preceding Phoneme Perception Test (PPT) to improve the individual hearing instrument fitting. It provides a clear indication if optimal high frequency speech hearing is obtained with the chosen hearing aids. more
Real Time Display
This display option is an enhancement of the existing fitting tools used for tuning and counseling. Speech intelligibility improvements, gain, output, SoundRecover and channel resolution can be easily demonstrated, especially with the available stereo or surround sounds. The Real Time Display is accessible as a fitting curve display, in a client-friendly enlarged view or on a second screen.
Phonak Target™ now features AudiogramDirect. It enables you to test your client’s hearing directly through any Spice hearing instrument, taking into account the properties of the individual ears and the chosen hearing instruments. It then provides a fast and accurate starting point for the fitting. AudiogramDirect means you can accurately fit any Spice hearing device directly from your laptop or PC. AudiogramDirect ensures a more personalized pre-calculation, leading to enhanced spontaneous acceptance and less fine tuning efforts.
Pediatric fittings require a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. Depending upon the age of the child, Junior mode within Phonak Target™ offers age specific defaults and hearing instrument configurations optimized to meet the needs of children and their families. The new Junior mode includes four age ranges: 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 & 13-18 years.
Diagnostic Data History
Quick and easy access to previous diagnostic and verification results was a clear desire from hearing care professionals. For the first time ever, a client history tool has been integrated in fitting software. You can now conveniently access this information without changing programs or screen views.
Phonak Target™ includes a unique and helpful way to manage and review previous audiograms, showing the progression of the clients hearing loss over time. For easy comparison, it is also possible to overlap two audiograms in the same view, with or without the speech spectrum and sound examples. Additionally, Real Ear to Coupler Difference and Real Ear Unaided Response measurements can also be displayed chronologically.
These unique tools provide an easy overview of your client’s entire audiological history and facilitate more effective counseling.
The hearing care professional can specify a duration in which the gain of the hearing aid automatically increases to a set target gain. The benefit to the wearer is, the hearing aid gradually and comfortably acclimatizes, instead of you having to increase the gain session by session. auto Acclimatization is available in the screen [Basic tuning] for all Phonak Quest hearing instruments.