19/05/2021 | 08:00 CEST | Phonak
Stäfa, Switzerland, May 19, 2021 – Phonak, a leading global provider of life-changing hearing solutions, today announces the Roger On remote microphone solution will be available to hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers via hearing care professionals as of June 15, 2021. The highly-anticipated Roger On is the newest addition to the Phonak Roger portfolio and was designed to help hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers better understand speech in challenging situations like background noise and over distance. Less than a month after receiving the prestigious Red Dot award for its high design quality, Roger On is also the recipient of the 2021 iF Design Award and the German Innovation Award.
“We know that hearing in background noise or across the room remains a challenge for some hearing aid or cochlear implant wearers—and that was before social distancing and mask-wearing,” said Jon Billings, Vice-President Phonak Marketing. That’s why we’re so excited about the new Roger On. “It combines hearing performance, ease-of-use and versatility into a sleek remote microphone that can be used in virtually any listening situation.”
Roger On is compatible with almost every hearing aid and cochlear implant and automatically switches between different microphone modes depending on if it is used on a table, clipped on clothing or held in the hand. In Presenter Mode, an accelerometer activates an upward pointing beam to ensure speech quality is maintained independent of position.***It can be connected to a TV, laptop, or other device for high-quality audio streaming in stereo and is also IP54 rated for protection against splashes of water.
Roger On is now the recipient of three coveted awards for product design and innovation. It was just honored with a 2021 iF Design Award in the Product discipline due in part to its large multifunctional button and visual display and also received a 2021 German Innovation Award for its user benefits, functionality and ease-of-use. Last month, Roger On received a “Red Dot” Award, one of the most internationally sought-after seals of quality for outstanding product design.
Roger On comes in Champagne and Graphite Grey colors, charges via USB-C and has eight hours of use time on a single charge. It will be available as of June 15, 2021.