More than a dozen reasons you will love Phonak Target
Phonak Target includes all the fitting tools you would expect, plus unique functions that simplify the fitting process. This allows for more time to focus on your client’s needs.
New features - Target 6.2.7
AudiogramDirect for Remote Support
AudiogramDirect can be used as part of the fitting process to test clients’ hearing directly through their hearing aids. With the new Phonak Target 6.2.7 release, this feature will now be available during a Phonak Remote Support session. AudiogramDirect is designed to check a client’s hearing during a follow-up session, but can also provide a starting point for a new first fitting remotely.
With Target 6.2, the treatment and display of RECD curves and the according measurement conditions are improved to simplify usage while complying with the IEC Standard IEC 61669.
New Junior Mode Defaults
Pediatric fittings require a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. Depending on the age of the child, Junior mode within Phonak Target offers age specific DSL or NAL defaults and hearing aid configurations optimized to meet the needs of children and their families. Junior Mode includes four age ranges: 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 & 13-18 years. (See new DSL & NAL Junior Mode defaults displayed in the table).
Phonak Marvel trial hearing aids
The new Trial hearing aids can be quickly set to the required performance level to suit your recommendation. Various levels of technology in one Trial hearing aid provides numerous options for providing a hearing solution at the first appointment or bridging the gap during repairs.
Precise and flexible fine tuning
The precise curve display provides accurate information e.g. on the applied gain and MPO while the various fine tuning tools allow for flexible adjustments if needed. Both, the curve display and the fine tuning tools are two reasons why Phonak Target is known for its high usability, transparency and stability.
Unique wireless fitting workflow
Phonak hearing aids with direct connectivity, Target fitting software, and Noahlink provide a complete wireless fitting solution that does not require a body worn fitting device. Exclusive to Phonak, this combination creates the foundation for a unique wireless workflow. Marvel hearing aids are easily identified by pressing the push button on the hearing aid to visually highlight it in the list of available devices. Hearing aids are assigned and the fitting process continues providing hearing care professionals and their clients a seamless and hassle free fitting experience.
Automatic download of Target updates
Target automatically downloads new updates in the background without disturbing the fitting process. Once settings are saved and Target is closed, it informs there is a new update available with an overview of all of the new available functions and gives the opportunity to start the installation of this new update.
Automatic selection of experience level
Phonak Target automatically pre-selects the experience level for new fittings by looking at fitting session information, either in Noah or Standalone. This sets the foundation for a more individualized initial fit and leverages all the benefits of the new Autosense OS for your clients.
Audibility fine tuning
This is the efficient and focused way to personalize settings to accommodate individual user preferences and listening needs. This approach addresses the need for fine tuning to specific hearing targets, such as speech, own voice, overall loudness and even individual phonemes crucial for speech recognition and intelligibility. Adjustments affect only gain levels and frequencies which are relevant to enhance the audibility of the selected stimuli. The areas of modification are highlighted in the curve display as well as in the gain table. With Audibility Fine Tuning, you can respond to client needs in a fast and precise manner.
TargetMatch is an automated guidance system for real ear and Testbox measurements developed by Phonak in collaboration with Otometrics. It provides you with the benefits a seamless, step by step workflow, guiding you through the process of probe tube placement, obtaining Real Ear and 2cc/test box measurements and automatic or manual target matching. This creates an easy and effective way of incorporating verification into the fitting process.
Visit www.otometrics.com/aurical for more information on AURICAL from Otometrics
An effective counseling tool designed to allow clients and their significant others to experience hearing aids vs no hearing aids, monaural vs binaural hearing and to compare technology levels – all through standard headphones.
Acoustic parameter screen with receiver check
Phonak Target automatically detects and links the sides together when the acoustic parameters are the same. In addition, specific to the Audéo family, Target offers receiver check by crosschecking the receiver against what is selected in the fitting software.
This valuable tool is the most convenient way to compare your latest adjustments with previous settings. This unique feature allows you to compare and choose programs from earlier fittings without leaving the session. The first snapshot will be taken automatically after connecting the hearing aids to the software. In fine tuning, additional snapshots can be taken manually at any time. Using sounds from the integrated media player, you can directly involve your clients in selecting the preferred settings.
The Transfer Settings function enables easy migration of key elements of the previous fitting, across models and product families and software versions from iPFG 2.5 onwards, to the new fitting. Transferred elements include the fitting formula, fine-tuned frequency responses and the customized program structure. It makes the process of migrating fitting settings more efficient, useful for example when upselling.
Test your client’s hearing directly through any hearing instrument fitted in Phonak Target, 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 ensures a more personalized pre-calculation, leading to enhanced spontaneous acceptance and less fine tuning efforts.
Additionally, it is very easy to select and compare diagnostic data obtained in different sessions without having to exit the fitting session. You are able to overlap two curves in the same view for easy comparison and showing the progression of the clients hearing loss over time, a feature that is extremely valuable in the counseling process.
Fine tuning recommendations
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 instruments.
Feedback & real ear test
For precise results and a better first fit, individual data beyond the audiogram and the selected acoustic coupling is essential. It is possible to test and evaluate Phonak hearing instruments directly in the client’s ear. The Feedback & real ear test combines the individual feedback threshold, RECD data, and acoustic parameter settings to create a more accurate fitting calculation. Additional test equipment is not required.
Client view and second screen
Phonak Target offers a resource to facilitate the counseling process for clients and their significant others. Information about hearing, hearing loss and products can be presented on your computer screen or on a second display screen. The display option Real Time Display is 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. [Client view] is always easily accessible within the client session in the right upper corner.
Pediatric fittings require a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. Depending upon the age of the child, Junior mode within Phonak Target offers age specific DSL or NAL defaults and hearing instrument configurations optimized to meet the needs of children and their families. Junior Mode includes four age ranges: 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 & 13-18 years.
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 [Global tuning] for all Phonak Belong, Venture and Quest hearing instruments.
The Tinnitus Balance noise generator is a feature available with all Phonak Belong, Venture and Phonak Audéo Q hearing aids. It offers essential tools to support your tinnitus management philosophy. Gain can be muted 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.
1 Requires Phonak Target 5.2 or higher