Phonak Honored for ‘Accessibility’ and ‘3D Printing’ with Two CES 2019 Innovation Awards

Phonak Audéo™ Marvel and Phonak Virto™ B-Titanium both named CES 2019
Innovation Awards Honorees


STÄFA, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AudiologyPhonak today announced it has been named a two-time CES® 2019
Innovation Awards Honoree for ‘Accessibility’ with Phonak Audéo Marvel
and ‘3D Printing’ with Phonak Virto B-Titanium. The announcement was
made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing
together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of
the products and trends expected at CES 2019.

Announced last month, Phonak Audéo Marvel is the world’s first and only
universal Bluetooth hearing aid to fully support direct stereo audio
streaming from Android™ as well as iOS™ phones. This provides direct
streaming access to the 86%1 of worldwide smartphone owners
who utilize Android. Because Marvel hearing aids utilize Bluetooth®
Classic, they connect to Android, iPhone®, and billions of other
Bluetooth devices – allowing hearing aid wearers to experience clear,
rich sound and stream music, phone calls, video and more to both ears in
full stereo.

In addition, Phonak Marvel hearing aids enhance accessibility because
they are rechargeable, giving wearers a full day of hearing, including
streaming, on a single charge. With Marvel, Phonak introduces of a full
suite of smart apps designed to enhance the user experience. This
includes allowing wearers to have their hearing aids adjusted remotely
in an online session in real-time, removing barriers to distance and
potentially leading to better patient outcomes.

The Phonak Virto B-Titanium is the world’s first 3D-printed titanium
hearing aid designed and engineered with ultimate discretion in mind.
The shell is made of medical grade titanium, making it 15x stronger, 50%
thinner, and up to 26% smaller compared to standard acrylic shells. A
thinner shell gives 3D modelers more real estate for electrical
components and venting. It also enables a deeper placement in the ear
canal, resulting in a virtually invisible fit.

“The CES Innovation Awards are a benchmark in consumer innovation and
marketplace technology,” said Thomas Lang, Senior Vice President. “Our
entire team is honored to have Phonak’s industry-leading hearing aids
recognized for excellence in both Accessibility and 3D Printing. These
award-winning hearing solutions continue to illustrate Phonak’s
boundless commitment to helping people live a life with no limitations.”

Phonak Audéo Marvel and Phonak Virto B-Titanium will be on display in
the Innovation Awards Showcase at the upcoming CES 2019.

An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation
Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of
judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media,
reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal,
engineering and how the products compare with competition.

For more information, please visit www.phonak.com
or www.phonakpro.com.

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About Phonak

Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak, a member of the Sonova
Group, was created in 1947 out of a passion for taking on the most
difficult hearing challenges. Seventy years later, this passion remains.
As the industry’s leading innovator, we offer the broadest portfolio of
life-changing hearing solutions. From pediatric to profound hearing
loss, we remain committed to creating hearing solutions that change
people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. We believe in
creating a world where ‘Life is on’ for everyone.

 

At Phonak, we believe that hearing well is essential to living
life to the fullest. For more than 70 years, we have remained true
to our mission by developing pioneering hearing solutions that
change people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. Life
is on.

 

About CES

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of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for
innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage
where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As
the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the
industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check
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percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s
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policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry
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strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
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consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s
industry services.

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Contacts

Phonak
Media Relations Contacts:
Global
Florence
Camenzind, 41 58 928 33 25
florence.camenzind@sonova.com
or
U.S.
John
Urbaniak, +1 331 204 2799
john.urbaniak@sonova.com
or
Asia/Pacific
Heidi
Zhang, +86 13001271545
Mobile: 13001271545
heidi.zhang@sonova.com