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Phonak Marvel 2.0 – the next generation of Marvel hearing aids

Would you like to boost your hearing performance in noise and over distance such as restaurants or meetings? Are you one of the many that believe technology should seamlessly integrate into your lifestyle? Then you are likely as excited as us about this latest technology.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the latest in innovation from Marvel and Roger™ from Phonak.

These multifunctional hearing aids deliver excellent sound quality, are easy to use and provide a true sense of well-being. They now also feature RogerDirect™ which allows Roger to stream directly to Marvel hearing aids, optimal for hearing performance in noise and over distance.1

What makes Marvel hearing aids so marvellous?

Marvel hearing aids are the ultimate, all-in-one solution that:

• Recognizes and automatically adapts to more listening situations than ever before to optimize and deliver the best sound quality for you

• Connects directly to either your iOS™ or Android™ smartphone or all other Bluetooth® enabled devices

• Delivers top-rated sound quality streaming from any TV and stereo system

In situations where noise and distance affect your hearing, understanding speech can still be particularly challenging. This is where Roger comes in to boost your hearing performance and:

• Improves speech understanding in challenging listening situations e.g. at a restaurant, in meetings, at home etc.

• Allows you to fully participate in conversations

Roger technology combined with Marvel hearing performance and exceptional sound quality is an unbeatable combination. Clear, rich sound, direct connectivity, powerful performance – all in one solution. That’s a pretty good reason to love Marvel with Roger… all day, every day!

Let’s explore in detail what’s new with Phonak Marvel 2.0.

More connected devices

With Marvel 2.0, wearers can now connect their hearing aids to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. So you can stay connected to your smartphone while also being connected to another Bluetooth audio device of your choice, including your laptop, PC, music player, tablet and more.

With the optional TV connector, wearers can enjoy streaming high definition sound direct to their hearing device while maintaining the possibility of connecting to two other Bluetooth devices.

**Please note that some Audéo Marvel wearers can benefit from the improved connectivity via a short firmware upgrade, that needs to be carried out onsite at Cubex by an Audiologist. See details at the end of this post to learn more.

RogerDirect now available with Marvel

Audéo™ Marvel-RT, Bolero™ Marvel, Sky™ Marvel with Roger® technology solutions

Phonak Roger® technology allows users to tackle one of the most challenging issues those with hearing loss face; hearing over distance and in loud noise. Roger® bridges the understanding gap by wirelessly transmitting a speaker’s voice directly to the listeners hearing aids, from a variety of microphones available in the Roger® range.

The previous generation of Phonak Marvel was released back in November 2018 as a multi-functional hearing aid which used AutoSense OS™3 and Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ to deliver better speech understanding and less listening effort in everyday environments. However, to understand speech in loud noise over distance, wearers had to plug extra components into their hearing aid to receive the Roger signal, which in turn increased the size appearance of the hearing aid.

The Marvel 2.0 range eliminates the need for this resulting in a device that’s up to 42% smaller. The new Marvel 2.0 connects seamlessly to RogerDirect without any additional components or accessories needed to receive the signal, meaning the device can be 42% smaller than with the original Roger® technology.

With Marvel’s reputation for universal connectivity and rechargeability without compromising on sound quality, the additional of RogerDirect makes the Marvel 2.0 range one of the most accessible hearing technologies available to first-time wearers and experienced wearers alike.

***Please note that some Audéo Marvel wearers can access the RogerDirect feature via a short firmware upgrade, that needs to be carried out onsite at Cubex by an Audiologist. See details at the end of this post to learn more.

Greater choice of hearing devices

Marvel 2.0 offers a greater choice of hearing aids for wearers.

 

Phonak Audeo Marvel with Telecoil

Audéo™ M-RT Hearing Aid

Included in the range is the Phonak Audéo™ M-RT, the world’s only all-in-one hearing aid combining ALL of the best Marvel features including direct connectivity with iOS and Android, rechargeability and T-coil for accessing loop systems in theatres, cinema’s, auditorium and other public places.

Phonak Bolero™ Marvel

Phonak Bolero M is the first behind-the-ear hearing aid that directly streams all audio content from your smartphone. Available in two models and featuring AutoSense 3.0, Bolero wearers have a choice of a built-in rechargeable lithium-iron battery with a full-days use from a single charge.

Phonak Sky™ Marvel

With the Sky M paediatric range, children have access to trusted Phonak technology for hearing aids which offer the best for speech and language development, speech intelligibility and ease of use.

The Sky M range is available in a range of colours and is suitable for children with mild, moderate, severe or profound hearing loss. With a rechargeable battery which lasts all day and 24% better speech understanding in noise, the Sky M range makes better speech understanding more accessible to children than ever before.

Updated myPhonak App

The Marvel 2.0 release brings with it an update to the myPhonak App. In addition to the existing Remote Support and Hearing & Communication Diary functionality, the app now promises more advanced customisation options, including environmental noise reduction and speech focus. The app is now also fully integrated with the Phonak Marvel remote control and distant fitting.

The new Marvel 2.0 options and RogerDirect are now available at Cubex. To find out more or to arrange a session with your Audiologist to explore suitability, please get in touch with a member of our patient relations team.

Get the most out of your current Marvel Technology

If you are already wearing first-generation Audeo Marvel hearing aid, you too can benefit from enhancements found in Marvel 2.

**Please note that some Audéo Marvel wearers can access the RogerDirect feature and improved connectivity via a short firmware upgrade, that needs to be carried out by our Audiologist onsite at Cubex. Please e-mail Dana Mathewson, MSc Audiological Science to determine if your existing technology is compatible for a firmware upgrade which will allow you to get the most out of your Marvel technology.

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1 Thibodeau, L. (2014). Comparison of speech recognition with adaptive digital and FM wireless technology by listeners who use hearing aids. American Journal of Audiology, 23(2), 201-210.



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