19/08/2020 | 07:00 CEST | Group Announcements
Stäfa (Switzerland), August 19, 2020 – Sonova Holding AG, a leading provider of hearing solutions, today announces the introduction of Phonak Audéo™ Paradise, the multifunctional hearing aid which delivers improved hearing performance and speech understanding1)2) coupled with industry-leading wireless connectivity. Benefiting from Sonova’s next generation sound processing chip PRISM™ (Processing Real-time Intelligent Sound Management) with more processing power and twice the memory of its predecessor, Phonak Paradise offers a host of newly developed features including personalized noise canceling, Motion Sensor Hearing, Tap Control and multiple Bluetooth® connections. With Phonak Paradise consumers can enjoy a crisp, natural hearing experience in various environments, rediscovering the wonders of sound.
The new platform Paradise has been designed with a clear focus on delivering an excellent sound experience for consumers. With a host of newly developed hardware and software features, Paradise gives access to subtle layers and textures of sounds in numerous environments. Motion Sensor Hearing adjusts the directional microphone and Dynamic Noise Cancellation settings to match the detected activity of the wearer. It allows for more awareness when walking.1)
“Our new technology platform Paradise significantly improves the wearer’s hearing in a wide variety of situations, whether in background noise, on-the-go or when listening to soft speech. With the core of Paradise, our new PRISM chip, we keep pushing the limits of technology and help to stimulate the demand for high quality hearing solutions, as more and more consumers are returning after the recent lockdowns. Paradise is our next big innovation step to further enable those affected by hearing loss to live their lives without limitations,” says Arnd Kaldowski, CEO of Sonova.
Paradise technology runs on AutoSense OS™ 4.0, the latest version of Phonak’s automatic operating system. AutoSense OS eliminates the need for manual adjustments and allows to automatically detect, adjust and adapt to a wide range of hearing environments in-stereo. Paradise hearing aids maintain industry-leading universal connectivity and lithium-ion rechargeability while setting new standards in sound quality, hearing aid performance and ease-of-use features. With Paradise hearing aids, consumers can have hands-free conversations while connecting with popular voice assistants like Siri®, Google Assistant™ or Amazon Alexa® via a double tap of their ear.
For more information please refer to the media release of the Sonova brand Phonak, which you can find in the Media section of the Sonova webpage at https://www.sonova.com/en/media
1) Appleton, J., & Voss S.C., (2020) Motion-based beamformer steering leads to better speech understanding and overall listening experience. Phonak Field Study News in preparation. Expected end of 2020.
2) Wright, A. (2020). Adaptive Phonak Digital 2.0: Next-level fitting formula with adaptive compression for reduced listening effort. Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed August 19th 2020.
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Google Assistant™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
Siri® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Alexa® is a trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.
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