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Direct connectivity to any cell phone

When your hearing aids connect directly to any cell phone*, life is on

Powered by SWORD™ chip, the Phonak proprietary 2.4 GHz radio chip and the Belong Platform, Audéo B-Direct broadens the Phonak portfolio with a direct connectivity solution.

 
SWORD™ chip

SWORD™ – Sonova Wireless One Radio Digital chip

 
 

Phonak direct connectivity hearing aids offer universal connectivity to any cell phone* regardless of the brand or operating system. With direct connectivity hearing aids, Phonak offers a solution that provides true hands-free functionality just like a Bluetooth® wireless headset. The hearing aids utilize it's built-in microphones to pick up the clients voice for phone calls. A call can be heard ringing directly in the hearing aids and with a simple push of a button, can be answered or rejected. This can be done at distance from the telephone e.g. while a client is positioned on the other side of a room.

Direct connectivity also extends to media playing with automatic connectivity to any TV or stereo system through a new and compact, multimedia hub called TV Connector. It delivers excellent stereo sound quality up to 15m away and does not require any additional streaming device.

With Phonak direct connectivity hearing aids, clients can enjoy the freedom of universal connectivity

Highlights

  • Direct connectivity to any cell phone *
  • Hearing aids used as a wireless headset for hands-free calls
  • Excellent TV sound quality1 with hearing aids turned into wireless TV headphones
 

Battery life time of Phonak Audéo B-Direct

Audéo B-Direct provides longer battery life with a 13 battery but still retain a small and cosmetically appealing size.

 
 
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Phonak direct connectivity hearing aids are Made For All (MFA). These hearing aids provide direct connectivity to any cell phone* without wearing a body worn streamer.

Powered by SWORD™ chip, the Phonak proprietary 2.4 GHz radio chip and the Belong Platform, Audéo B-Direct  broadens the Phonak portfolio with a direct connectivity solution.

 
Animated Gif for Phonak Audeo B-Direct hands-free
 

Phonak direct connectivity hearing aids offers

  • Direct connectivity to any Bluetooth® phone*, regardless of the operating system or brand. Clients who want the benefits of direct connectivity do not have to change their phone.
  • Real hands-free calling. Clients hear the phone ringing directly in their hearing aids and can answer the call without having to touch their phone.
  • Automatic connection to the TV Connector for high-quality stereo TV listening experience.
  • Environmental balance to adjust the volume level of the surrounding environment and the streamed signal.
 
Animated Gif for Phonak Audeo B-Direct and TV
 

Phonak direct connectivity hearing aids  are easy to use. Once programmed using the new industry standard programming device, Noahlink wireless, and Target 5.2 or later, it is ready to directly connect to any Bluetooth phone*.

Answering or rejecting phone calls is easy with a simple push of the hearing aid button.

Connection to a TV is as easy as plug and play. Once the hearing aids are within range, they automatically connect to the TV Connector for an excellent listening experience.

 


* with Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology and most older Bluetooth phones

1 Field Study News under development. Full details available on Sep 2017 at www.phonakpro.com/evidence.

Direct connectivity solutions

Phonak Audéo™ B

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TV Connector

New
Packshot TV Connector

The TV Connector is an easy-to-setup and easy-to-use audio device used together with Phonak Audéo B-Direct hearing aids and supports direct connectivity.

Phonak Remote app

New
Overview Remote app

The smart remote control for Phonak hearing aids.