Smart and Switched on: Gen Z hearing aid wearers

Today’s teens are digital natives, and they need connectivity. Generation Z is the world’s first generation of true “digital natives,” and to them, a peds-graphic-teenssmartphone is not a piece of technology, but simply, part of life. They don’t know a world without high-speed internet and social media at their fingertips.

Unlike any other hearing aid out there, Phonak Audéo™ Marvel directly connects to countless Bluetooth®-enabled phones, tablets and computers. This way teens with hearing loss don’t miss out on social or instructional media.

Learn more on how Audéo Marvel fits the needs of today’s teenagers.

Keep Calm and Stream On

Media streaming is an activity which continues to grow in popularity, and technologies which deliver it must keep up with the needs of its users. Phonak Audéo Marvel automatically classifies signals as speech or media to create a high-quality listening and seamless experience for the teen. Gone are the days of streamed media inputs being processed uniformly based on only one program with the acoustical characteristics of a calm situation.

In Their Own Words

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What are teens saying about their own experiences? Last month on Instagram, one teen shared her story about how direct connectivity has simplified her life. (See above for post.)

You can follow the journey of teens with hearing loss on Instagram through #phonakteens.

Learn More About Teens and Marvel

In April 2019, Phonak has two AudiologyOnline courses to help you connect the benefits of Phonak for your young patients.

  1. Phonak Audeo Marvel: Fully Connect to a Teen’s Life
    Presented by Angela Lawfield, Au.D., Phonak Pediatric Territory Manager
    Monday, April 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.
    Teens today face pressures with school, sports, relationships and media. Participating and feeling accepted takes confidence which is not always easy for teens with hearing loss. Angela will discuss the developmental and technological needs of a teen with hearing loss, how to identify how Marvel meets the technological demands of a teen’s lifestyle and how to summarize the benefits of Audéo Marvel as they relate to a teen’s lifestyle and hearing needs.
  2. Pediatric Family Centered Care: The Importance of Family Involvement for Pediatric Patients
    Presented by Nicole Klutz, Au.D., Phonak Audiology Manager
    Monday, April 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. CT
    From the moment we inform families of their child’s hearing loss, there is much to discuss and understand. However, for many reasons, families may not bring up their questions or concerns. Nicole will discuss how to explain the benefits of adopting a Family-Centered Care approach in your practice, identify the tools best used in pediatric FCC and evaluate with patients and family members according to pediatric FCC best practices.

We’re here to help! Let your Phonak representative know if we can support you and the tweens or teens you serve.