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Phonak Hearing Aids

Phonak hearing aid manufacturers have used their 70-year foundation of knowledge, which they gained through their development of wireless communication, to drive the philosophy that “life is on.” A long line of innovative accomplishments began with the first portable audio devices released under the Phonak Alpina brand name in 1950.

Visaton Super, a pair of glasses with an integrated hearing aid, was released in 1967 and the world’s first BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aid (Phonette) was introduced three years later. Phonak introduced the audio input that established the foundation for FM devices in 1979.Among Phonak’s innovations was PICS in 1992, which was the first digitally programmed hearing aid with an analogue processor. It was closely followed by the AudioZoom multi-microphone concept in 1994. The first tiny FM receiver, MicroLink, was introduced by Phonak in 1996.

Phonak’s first digital hearing system with FM receiver was released in 1999 followed by the tiny MLx ear-level FM receiver hearing system the next year. Since launching SmartLink (Bluetooth integration technology) in 2003, Phonak has pushed the envelope to develop bionic systems with the latest in digital technology for natural, effortless hearing.

Water-resistant housings released in 2008 made for greater wearer versatility. This technology coupled with nano-digital technology led to the development of Phonak’s extended wear product, Lyric, introduced in 2011.

Binaural VoiceStream Technology led to better sound distinction in up to 45% of challenging noise environments. Phonak added other innovations such as integrated tinnitus management, advanced recharging capabilities, and improved streaming and connectivity.

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Available Hearing Solutions From Phonak

In addition to the availability of the world’s only extended wear hearing device, Lyric, Phonak provides a wide range of traditional hearing aid solutions with enhanced performance, crisp sound clarity, and noise canceling capabilities.

Marvel Smartphone connectivity provides seamless streaming from Android, iPhone, and a wide range of Bluetooth compatible digital devices with hi-fi stereo quality sound. A double tap on pinna, thanks to the new Tap Control feature on the Phonak Paradise makes connectivity virtually effortless.

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Remote Support From myPhonak

Tele-audiology’s safety and convenience have become a part of the new normal in most audiology clinics. Phonak’s remote support from the myPhonak app plays a significant role in improving hearing aid functionality without the need for an office visit.

Using the myPhonak app along with connectivity capabilities allows a hearing instrument specialist to provide programming adjustments to devices from a remote location.

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Hearing Care Services At Park Place Hearing Center

The focus of Park Place Hearing Center revolves around taking care of your unique hearing care needs. We use cutting-edge diagnostic technology available along with best practices in audiology to produce a personalized treatment plan to fit your specific hearing needs and style of living.

Your personalized treatment includes choosing and programming the hearing instrument that fits your needs and preferences, but that’s not all we do. Our doctors of audiology also have the experience and expertise to address the debilitating effects of tinnitus with proven management techniques and technologies for hundreds in the Bay Area.

We provide ongoing support that includes tech support and troubleshooting, certified Phonak hearing aid repairs and maintenance, and virtual appointments to improve safety and convenience.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a hearing challenge in or around Petaluma or San Rafael or requires the help of one of our hearing instrument specialists for troubleshooting, maintenance, or repair, then contact us by using the form below.

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Diagnosing a hearing problem is your first vital step toward regaining the independent and rewarding lifestyle you are missing due to hearing loss. Discussing your concerns openly and honestly with your audiologist during your hearing assessment enhances the accuracy of the diagnosis and greater precision when it comes to treatment

If you or a loved one do not seem to be hearing as well as you used to, your best option is to schedule a comprehensive hearing assessment to find out why you’re struggling.

Changing People’s Lives With Technology

Oticon constantly work towards their vision of a world where hearing loss is no limitation. They innovate life-changing technology and are known for outstanding sound quality, reliability, and ease-of-use.

They achieve this through pioneering cutting-edge technology and never compromising on quality.

What Starkey Hearing Aids Can Do for You

Starkey hearing aids are relatively new when their history is compared to other hearing aid manufacturers, beginning in 1970. However, Starkey has provided hearing instruments for five U.S. presidents, two popes, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and other notable leaders. Starkey emerged in 2017 as a leader in the use of artificially intelligent hearing aids.

In 2014, Starkey introduced Halo as their answer to iPhone connectivity along with producing more natural sounding clarity. The development of Livio AI enabled hearing aids to track physical activity and cognitive health using embedded sensors combined with artificial intelligence. Livio AI allows for auto adjustment to various environmental settings, language translation, fall detection and alerts, tap control, and a variety of additional features.

Starkey provides advantages in sound clarity—especially with TV, telephone, and music streaming—a more natural sound, and smartphone connectivity with advanced overall health integrative features.

What ReSound Hearing Aids Can Do for You

ReSound is among the hearing aid manufacturers that provide the instruments you can choose from. Since their beginning in 1943, they have grown to provide their hearing aids in over 80 countries worldwide.

Direct Android and iPhone connectivity to hearing aids using 2.4 GHz technology was first developed by ReSound.  As a member of GN Group, they contribute to deep research and development of medical, professional, and consumer audio solutions, providing innovative devices for the med-tech, hearables, and intelligent audio industries.

Regardless of the style you choose, greater performance from micro-digital technology along with greater discretion and Bluetooth streaming to your smartphone are advantages of ReSound devices.

Remote Assist

An additional advantage, which became extremely important as hearing aid patients were unable to attend in-office visits due to COVID-19 restrictions, is ReSound’s Remote Assist support program. This feature allows you to connect with your hearing care provider using teleaudiology regardless of where you are, allowing for the necessary support and adjustments to your device from a remote location.